17Sep 2020

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are sadly unable to hold our annual Open Evening and Mornings. We fully understand that this is a very important time for Year 6 pupils and their families to visit secondary schools to experience their atmosphere, culture and ethos.

To support pupils and their families we will be releasing a video introducing SWR before the end of September. Our Headteacher, Mr Bell, will also be hosting a live Q&A forum on Wednesday 30th September, More details can be found by reading the letter below.


23Aug 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming all students back to SWR at the start of September. Our Headteacher, Mr Bell, will send a letter to all parents on 24th August explaining the detailed plans that are in place to enable all students and staff to safely return to school. Our extensive risk assessment can be found by clicking the ‘Covid-19’ tab at the top of this page or clicking this link: http://swr.gloucs.sch.uk/covid-19

Students will return to school as follows:

  • Wednesday 2nd September: Year 7 students only
  • Thursday 3rd September: Year 7 students and Year 11 prefects only
  • Friday 4th September: Year 7 students and Year 10 students (GCSE Induction)
  • Monday 7th September: All students

As parents and carers will read in the letter, students will be expected to wear full school uniform and the timings of the day remain 8:55 to 3:20pm. However, we kindly ask that students are not on site before 8:45am as staff need to support students and direct them to designated areas.

After a long time away, we know that students will feel a mixture of excitement and probably worry about returning to school. As parents will read in the forthcoming letter, our priority in the first term is to support students in returning to learning and school. We cannot wait to get started and please contact Main Reception if you have any queries.

20Aug 2020

We would like to congratulate all of our students who have received their GCSE results today. In this uniquely challenging year it is important to make clear that our students have done extremely well and worked hard for their GCSEs over the past two years, they fully deserve the results that they get today and should feel proud of their achievements.

Over the five years, we have always been very proud of this cohort’s independence, resilience and aspiration and we are delighted that they are now able to access the next stage of their education in local colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships. They are an impressive collection of young adults. On behalf of all our staff, I wish them the very best in the next stage of their journeys.

Jon Bell – Headteacher

29Apr 2020

Even in their sixth week of home learning, our students continue to amaze us with their independence, resilience and aspiration when completing their home learning.

Today we celebrate students’ research about microscopes, Spanish key word labelling, a beautiful pewter design in Technology and a fabulous top trumps game.

We love celebrating students’ work and feel that it is a great way for everyone to feel part of the SWR community. Please keep sending photographs of students’ learning to: studentcelebration@swr.gloucs.sch.uk

24Apr 2020

Our new learning packs were released at the very start of this term on ClassCharts. Our students have displayed great independence, resilience and aspiration in completing so many of the tasks in the first week of this term. Please keep sharing your learning by sending your photos to studentcelebration@swr.gloucs.sch.uk

Today’s celebration of fantastic learning include yet another delicious cake, a Science study on evolution, even more horticulture and a poem that we are sure describes how many students are feeling at the moment.

17Apr 2020

As we come to the end of our ‘holiday fortnight’, we suspect that many students are looking forwards to starting more structured learning next week. Year 10 students will continue to be set two hours of weekly learning per subject. Key Stage 3 students will receive subject specific work appropriate to each year group on a fortnightly basis. It is anticipated that students should spend up to 3 hours per fortnight on each subject. Learning packs and GCSE assignments will be sent to students on ClassCharts from Monday 20th April.

We have continued to receive even more photos of students enjoying amazing learning experiences at home. Today we celebrate an inspiring stained glass window design, well presented Biology research, apple seeds and very impressive cookery skills….perhaps the next Gordon Ramsey??

14Apr 2020

Students have been very busy enjoying new experiences over the Easter weekend. Thank you for sending so many examples in for us to enjoy. Today we would like to celebrate a reflective poem about the strange times we are all facing at the moment and an absolutely delicious Easter cake. Please keep sharing your learning experiences by emailing photos to: studentcelebration@swr.gloucs.sch.uk

13Apr 2020

We hope that all our students, their families and the whole SWR community are safe, well and healthy. During what would have been the Easter holidays, students have not been set any ‘formal’ learning. However, please encourage students to log-on to ClassCharts as there are many enrichment and extra-curricular learning that students can enjoy this week. Year 10 GCSE students will receive study tasks and KS3 students will also receive subject specific learning tasks from Monday 20th April.

Time to share even more amazing learning that our students are enjoying at home. Today we celebrate our students designing prototype strawberry planters, beautifully presented Japanese research, seed planting and maths research on the volume of water. Please keep your photos coming as it really makes us happy during these very strange times: studentcelebration@swr.gloucs.sch.uk