24 08, 2023

GCSE Results Day 2023

Everyone at Sir William Romney’s is incredibly proud of all our students on a fantastic set of results. Their hard work and commitment, along with the support of our dedicated staff has ensured that they all have something to be proud of and are prepared for the next steps in their education. We wish everyone the best of luck on their chosen path and look forward to hearing about their future success. We are excited to build on this success next year with the arrival of our new Headteacher Mr Will Ruscoe.

23 06, 2023

Athelstan Trust Speech and Debating Fesitval

14 students represented SWR at the annual Athelstan Speech and Debating Festival on Thursday 15th June and we couldn’t be prouder!
Our debating Team (Gareth E, Joe N, Bobby W and Bryonni D) were finalists and Mae F was also a finalist in the Speech event with her talk on the ‘Danger of Banning Books.’
A huge congratulations to all of our keen speakers: Bryonni D, Bobby W, Gareth E, Joe N, Maia C, Scott M, Arcadia C, Christie C, Matilda T, Mae F, Dougal W, Elijah R, Edie L and Gemma B

2 05, 2023

New Canteen Menu

Our new canteen menu went live today and our Year 11 students and staff were very impressed. Prices are very much in line with what they were previously, a meal deal consisting of a main meal and a dessert can be purchased for £2.47.

There will be a number of other changes over the coming weeks, including and the ability to buy various breakfast snacks before 8:45.

Further information regarding the menus and other upcoming changes will be coming out very soon.

27 04, 2023

New Headteacher appointed at Sir William Romney’s School

The Athelstan Trust is delighted to announce that Will Ruscoe has been appointed Headteacher at Sir William Romney’s School from September 2023.
Will is currently Vice Principal at Melksham Oak Community School which is an 11-18 comprehensive with 1,270 students. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Headteacher at The John Bentley School (now known as Kingsbury Green Academy). He started his teaching career as a Geography teacher at The Stonehenge School.
There was a strong field of candidates for the role with a two-day interview process involving Trustees, Local Governors, Headteachers from other schools in the Trust as well as a panel consisting of staff and students.
Will has three children who keep him busy away from school and he enjoys running in his spare time – he recently ran the Barcelona Marathon. He is also a passionate supporter of Plymouth Argyle and Bath Rugby and enjoys watching their games when he can. He says “I am delighted to be appointed as Headteacher at Sir William Romney’s School. I look forward to working with everyone involved with the school and The Athelstan Trust. I wish to build on the school’s strong reputation in offering an excellent inclusive education based on high quality teaching whilst offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities.”
The Chair of governors, Anna Herbert, says “We are really looking forward to Will starting as Headteacher. Will stood out to us all from his application and throughout the two-day interview, with his values and ambition aligning with the future of SWR.”
CEO, Tim Gilson, says “I am thrilled that Will is joining the Athelstan Trust and taking on the Headship of Sir William Romney’s School. Will is a very highly regarded, experienced school leader. The students, staff, governors and trustees who met Will during the very comprehensive selection process were impressed with his skills and experience and struck by his warmth and commitment to leading this wonderful school.”
Rob Skipp will continue as acting Headteacher until Will joins us.


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!