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

21Sep 2016

Thank you to many parents for attending last night’s Information Evening.  We hope that you found each presentation useful and that they help you to guide students successfully through their GCSEs alongside our teachers and support staff.  Remember the main theme of the evening – ‘Don’t Panic!’ and be organised!

As promised, please find the presentation used by our Leaders of Learning attached.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like more advice on how you can best support your child’s learning through Key Stage 4.


16Sep 2016

All parents and carers of Y10 students are invited to attend our Key Stage 4 Information Evening on Tuesday 20th September at 18:00 to 19:30.

We will explain important changes to GCSE qualifications and provide strategies how you can best support your son or daughter through Years 10 and 11.

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22Sep 2016

Moon Shot Thinking…

Who said that the start of a new academic year is the quietest period? So much has happened since my first blog with students’ learning already gathering great pace.  While visiting lessons, I have been struck by pupils’ high levels of engagement and determination to make progress in lessons and in home work.  Participation in sports clubs is really encouraging and we’re looking forward to SWR’s first round of sporting fixtures and students developing their coaching skills in lessons. It was also a unique experience to take part in the sponsored walk around Tetbury with all students; my challenge will be to complete the half-marathon distance next year! I must also congratulate our Year 11 students who successfully completed their bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition this weekend.

Thank you to parents who attended our recent ‘Meet the Headteacher’ sessions. I really enjoyed listening to your suggestions and look forward to working alongside you to further inspire our students to even more success.  Fortunately, we also enjoyed great weather for our Year 7 BBQ and Disco. Thank you to so many families for attending and sharing this event with tutors, staff and governors.

I have enjoyed meeting Headteachers, staff and students at many of our partner primary schools this week and look forward to welcoming Y5 and Y6 pupils and parents to SWR for our Open Evening on Thursday 29th September (6:30pm).  This will be a great opportunity to meet students and discuss learning with teachers from every Learning Area.  There is also the opportunity to visit SWR on a typical learning day. Our Open Mornings take place on Wednesday 28th September and Monday 3rd October.

The theme of my last blog was to embrace failure as it is another step closer to success.  In this blog, I want to think about the limitations we place on ourselves because we are told we can’t possibly achieve our dreams.  When do we stop believing that we can become an astronaut, a top gymnast or a surgeon? It’s a tragedy that society makes us all believe that we have to live under a glass ceiling and actually limit our aspirations.  As individuals we even start to impose limitations on ourselves.

‘I won’t put my hand up in class because well….that’s not something I do,’ or, ‘I can’t possibly audition for the school production….what if I fail,’ or even worse, ‘should I aim for a grade 9 in GCSE Maths, my target is only a 6….it’s going to be really hard.’

Whenever our students think like this remind them of this famous quote from Confucius:

‘If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s okay.  But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot at all.’

Imagine what every student could achieve at SWR with a little ‘moon shot’ thinking…..

Jon Bell