Welcome to Sir William Romney’s School.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our school.

Proudly comprehensive, we provide an aspirational, vibrant and supportive learning environment into which we welcome children of all academic abilities.  We understand that every child is unique and all our staff are committed to helping each one develop their independence, resilience and self-esteem; offering them every available opportunity to reach their full potential.

As reflected in our exceptional GCSE results, we have high academic expectations of all our students and offer a creative and aspirational curriculum whilst always respecting traditional values by demanding high standards of behaviour, attendance and appearance.

Sir William Romney’s has an excellent reputation as a caring and inclusive school where every child is known as an individual. We firmly believe that every child can achieve more than even they believe is possible, supporting all students to make outstanding academic and personal progress.

I hope that this website gives you a sense of our values and an insight into what the school experience is like for students at Sir William Romney’s.

If you want to find out more then please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a visit.

Jon Bell, Headteacher


  • Download our Prospectus

    Click here to download our 2016/17 Prospectus, designed to give you a flavour of our school, we hope you will visit us personally to learn so much more.

  • View our Curriculum

    Our broad curriculum covers all the subjects you'd expect, as well as Horticulture, Childcare, Personal Development and a wide range of Languages.

  • Explore our Extra Curricular

    Students are encouraged to fully participate in our marvellous opportunities in sports, the creative arts, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and a wide range of clubs and activities.

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  • SWR Leisure

    SWR Leisure offers a range of activities designed to suit all ages and abilities. We provide the local community with a quality facility for individuals, clubs and organisations.

  • Latest School Trips

    Our Students have the opportunity to go on many school trips throughout their time at SWR. Recent Trips include a skiing trip to Zell am Ziller, Austria.

Latest News

24Feb 2017

We have many exciting activities planned for World Book Day next week.  Let’s make this the biggest celebration of reading across the school with all students and teachers joining in.

  • There is a £1 donation for non-school uniform (proceeds going to a reading charity)
  • Come to school dressed as your favourite character from a book – the best costumes will win prizes.

There are many events happening throughout the day, so please get involved!

WBD 2017

22Feb 2017

We are extremely proud of all our debating club students for entering Nailsworth Rotary Club’s ‘Youth Speaks’ competition. A special congratulations must go to Ellie, Alana and Jack for representing the school at the district semi-finals and did incredibly well.  All students showed great confidence and resilience to present in front of a large audience.

We look forward to sharing their future debating successes through the rest of 2017!

Rotary Club

11Jan 2017
How can we show independence?

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students, parents and the wider community a Happy New Year on behalf of everyone at SWR.

The start of a new year always provides us with the opportunity to be optimistic about the year ahead and set ourselves resolutions. Reading an article last weekend, the top three new year resolutions for 2017 are:

1. Lose weight/healthier living

2. Life/self-improvements

3. Better financial decisions

Clearly like many others, I am determined that I will go to the gym more than once a week and regularly exercise!

I would like to suggest a different resolution for our students. Amongst the determination to eat less chocolate and (hopefully) spend less time on the X-Box, could I suggest that students think about a resolution that will not only support their learning but prepare them for their adult lives? What about students showing independence not only in their learning but also their actions?

In assemblies this week I am asking students to stand up for what they think is right and not always follow the crowd. Think about the achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandella and, more recently, Malala Yousafzai; what a different world we would live in if they had simply followed the crowd.

How can students show independence in their everyday school lives? Please take a few minutes to watch this video:


This is true independence in action, showing how important education is. My challenge for students in 2017 is to be independent in lessons by not giving up, taking risks and by embracing failure. With this in mind, which step (below) would students place their learning on so far this term?

Why is independence a core value at SWR? I will leave you with the profound words of Albert Einstein to explain why:

“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.”


Jon Bell