03Mar 2019

Thursday 7th March

We are excited that World Book Day is only days away and we have a number of events to inspire students to have fun with books.

On the 7th March, students are invited to dress to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book. Many staff will also be involved and prizes will be awarded for the best costume at lunchtime.

We are also very pleased that the Yellow Lighted Bookshop will also be hosting a ‘pop-up’ book sale with all the latest authors. All students will be given a £1 World Book day voucher to contribute towards purchasing a book and students are encouraged to bring in a little extra money to help with any larger purchase.

Our English Department have also been running a ‘mini-saga’ writing competition which will be judged on World Book Day itself. Entry forms are still available from the library and a £5 World Book Day voucher will be awarded to the winning entry.

We would also like students and staff to enter our ‘get caught reading’ competition by bringing in a photo of them reading in unusual places. Entries can be posted in the box available in the library or to Mrs Eveleigh or Miss Trowell.

Happy World Book Day, we cannot wait!

27Feb 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019

As part of our Personal Development curriculum, all students study drug awareness at an age appropriate level in every year group. We are pleased that we are now able to offer parents and carers the opportunity to attend talks and seminars on drug awareness on Tuesday 5th March at 6pm in the Main Hall.

Talks will be delivered by ‘InfoBuzz’ as they have detailed knowledge of the local situation. For example, they will be informing parents of the local situation with regards to local substances, the most popular substances amongst young people and support agencies available to support both students and their families.

Our local Police Officer, PC Neil Lightfoot, will also give a brief talk about the legal consequences related to drugs. We will also use this opportunity to intorduce our new partnership with the Gloucestershire Police Schoolbeat Scheme.

Please click on the link below if you would like to book a place on this event: https://sirwilliamromneys.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

01Feb 2019

For the safety of all our students and staff school will be closed on Friday 1st February. We will re-open as usual on Monday 4th February.

17Jan 2019

Please visit our amazing Humanities exhibition in The Quad that is displaying classwork, stunning homework and exemplar GCSE answers from our current Y10 and Y11 students. Students, staff and parents are welcome to browse and celebrate the success and aspiration of our students in Geography, History and RE.

13Jan 2019

We are pleased to support Tetbury Youth’s cinema screening of the Black Panther at Tetbury Goods Shed on 23rd January. Tickets cost £2.50 and are available from our library at lunchtimes on Tuesday 15th and 22nd January.

21Dec 2018

Wishing all of our students, families and local community a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our December newsletter can be found here:

December 2018 Newsletter

All students return to school on Monday 7th December (Week B).

07Dec 2018

Our Christmas Carol service is not far away!

Please join us at St.Mary’s  Church on Thursday 13th December.  As always, we are delighted that our local partner primary schools will also be performing alongside students from SWR.

It is a very special event in our school calendar and look forward to welcoming everyone in our local community to celebrate the festive season.

03Dec 2018

Social Spaces Project Launch 

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our recently launched Social Spaces Project.  This is an exciting opportunity for our SWR community to come together to develop a number of social spaces for the benefit of all students across the school.

It collaboration with members of our governing body and leaders from the National Composites Centre in Bristol, students and teachers have identified two distinct areas to modernise and improve across the school:

Outside Communal Areas

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” Audrey Hepburn

At Sir William Romney’s School, we currently have some large grounds in school and a little hidden jewel that is the horticultural classroom, which is helping nurture and develop some of our KS4 student’s curriculum. The rationale of getting involved with the Social Spaces project and specifically with the external area has been to spread the benefits of green living to all of our students. In order to achieve this, we have focused on 4 key external areas, which, we hope, will help care for our students’ well-being and our impact on the environment.

Refurbished Cafe

At Sir William Romney’s School, we firmly believe that lunchtime and communal dining in a modern and inviting space is vital to students’ wellbeing.  Students are indeed passionate about their dining space and ensuring that it is healthy and environmentally sustainable.  Furthermore, our new café should also be modern and provide students with a mature café environment that will encourage students to take healthy eating options throughout the school day.  In order to achieve this, we have focused on 4 key aspects which, we hope, will achieve these aims for our students.

More details of both projects can be found on our dedicated web page:

Social Spaces Project

This is an incredibly ambitious project that not only involves creativity but also requires project management, collaboration and resilience.  It is expected that the entire project will last for twelve months.  Therefore, I am delighted and very grateful that a team of committed, energetic and passionate parents are now fully supporting both projects by using their expertise in fundraising or leading the design aspects of both projects.

I have been Headteacher at Sir William Romney’s School for almost two and a half years. I am incredibly proud of the students and staff in our school and we’re going from strength to strength.  Indeed, our GCSE results are exceptional and we enjoy a growing reputation across the local area.  We have high aspirations for the school not only in terms of academic achievement but also in the community and surrounding environment.  I want every child that comes through SWR not only to achieve their maximum potential but I also want them to feel mentally secure, supported, and inspired by their surroundings.  Together we need to extend our focus to the school’s external environment and give our current students and future generations something that they are really proud to be part of.

As I am sure you appreciate, this aspiration is dependent upon our entire community working together to achieve these goals.  Thank you in advance to our students, families staff, governors and the wider community for supporting Social Spaces.

I am so excited about what we can achieve together!

Jon Bell

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

03Dec 2018

Tickets are available now for our Christmas Quiz on Thursday 20th December at 7:30pm.

All funds raised will be donated towards our Social Spaces Project that will improve our canteen, garden and outside areas.