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16 03, 2023

Athelstan Trust Year 9 Maths Challenge

Sir William Romney’s hosted our first Athelstan Trust Year 9 Maths Challenge. We are so proud of our students who, amongst a very competitive nature, gained a 4th, 9th and 12th place out of 15



14 03, 2023

Industrial Strike Action – 15th & 16th March 2023

A reminder also that Wednesday 15th March is an INSET day so the school is not open to any students in any year groups.

All Year 11 students are expected to attend school on Thursday 16th March. Students should ensure they have resources such as revision materials or NEA work for any periods where their class teacher is not available to take their class. Having work with them will ensure the time is productive and beneficial. No other year groups will be in school that day, please see the letter sent home last week for further details.

Thank you in advance for your support with this.

27 02, 2023

World Book Day 2023

We’re looking forward to celebrating World Book Day at SWR this Friday 3rd March! We’d love students to come to school dressed as their favourite Detective, Fantasy or Gothic character 😀

Usual school uniform if students are not in costume. Take a look at some of the exciting events we are hosting at SWR in this poster. Please keep bringing in any books for the bookswap!


27 01, 2023

Industrial Strike Action – Wednesday 1st February 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to inform you of our plans for next Wednesday the 1st of February. The NEU have balloted its members and called for industrial action in the form of a series of both regional and national strikes. The first of these strikes is will take place on Wednesday 1st of February.

It is important to stress that every school’s context will be different and individual school approaches will be dependant on their own assessments of risk given the staffing they have available. Senior colleagues at the school and I have considered the implications of this strike and, following a risk assessment process, have come to the decision that we will need to close the school to all students on this day.

I know this will be disappointing and will cause disruption for parents and students, but we must consider the safety of our school community with significantly less supervision available. A large number of teaching staff at Sir William Romney’s School will not be at work on these days.

On this day, no remote learning will be set for any classes. Instead, I would encourage students to engaged with the following online resources:

Oak Learning (fully taught lessons of most curriculum areas. Students can watch lessons connected to the topics they are studying or need to revise) to access Oak Learning click here

The Athelstan Trust Teaching and Learning Resources (some excellent revision videos here for Year 10 and Year 11 on English Language Paper 1 and 2, as well as GCSE maths revision and KS3 English work) to access The Athelstan Trust Teaching and Learning Resources click here

Maths work and revision is available here

In line with our continuing commitment and responsibilities to our students, those in receipt of free school meals will be able to collect a lunch packet from the canteen on Tuesday 31st January at the end of the school day, for the following day.

As you will be aware, there are three further strike days planned that impact Sir William Romney’s School. The dates of these are:

  • Thursday 2nd March 2023
  • Wednesday 15th March 2023 (This is a planned INSET day Sir William Romney’s School)
  • Thursday 16th March 2023

We will continue to review our provision over the course of the next three strike days and keep you updated. The safety of our students will always remain our highest priority.

I must take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr R Skipp

Acting Headteacher

18 01, 2023

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day next term on 2nd March.

Please donate any unwanted books for our Book Swap that day.

Books can be brought to Reception for the attention of Ms Powell or students can hand them in to Miss Trowell in the Library.

Thank you!

17 01, 2023

English Revision

Actors don’t leave their rehearsals until the day before opening night. Athletes don’t only train the day before a match. To commit something to memory takes time.
English revision starts again this Wednesday (18th) Come along lunchtime or after school…