18 07, 2022

The Athelstan Trust Speech and Debating Festival

We were incredibly proud of the 18 students who represented SWR at the Athelstan Trust Speech and Debating Festival on Thursday.
SWR were finalists in two categories: Dramatic Reading (Edie L) and the Debating (Jack M, Holly W, Bea D and Mason H).
All our students presented with confidence and results were very close! We’re looking forward to next year…
The event was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here
Huge congratulations to
Gemma B, Lily B, Bryonni D, Bea D, Liz I, Olivia D-A, Gaia G-H, Mason H, Matilda
H, Ralph K-B, Edie L, Jack M, Cassie M, George M, Elijah R-C, Rebecca S, Ruby W, Holly W.
17 07, 2022

Heatwave / 18th & 19th July

Reminder that due to the anticipated heatwave on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July, students will be allowed to wear their PE kits instead of their school uniform on both days.
We would welcome your support in ensuring that students wear their PE kits and not other inappropriate garments on these days.
The Sports Hall will be open at break and lunchtime. Students are asked to use this space rather than the fields which have no shade.
Please encourage students to bring sufficient water throughout the school day – Perhaps freeze a water bottle or two overnight!
16 07, 2022

Announcement / Proms in the Park

As a community we have been working hard towards our summer event Proms in the Park which, after three years of absence and uncertainty, was due to take place on Monday 18th July at 6:30pm.

The Met office have forecast temperatures of up to 37 degrees Celsius for Monday 18th July, well into the evening, which poses a risk to health. As a result, I have taken the decision to cancel this year’s event. Whilst I appreciate this decision will be met with some disappointment, the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and local community has always been our absolute priority.

Please look after yourself and others during the coming heatwave, particularly those who might be considered vulnerable.

 

15 07, 2022

Heatwave / 18th & 19th July 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,
In response to the anticipated heatwave on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July, students will be allowed to wear their PE kits instead of their school uniform on both days.  I would welcome your support in ensuring that students wear their PE kits and not other inappropriate garments on these days.
Additionally, we will open our Sports Hall at break and lunchtime. Students are asked to use this space rather than the fields which have no shade.
Please could you also encourage students to bring sufficient water throughout the school day.
Thank you again for your support,
Jon Bell
Headteacher
13 10, 2021

Key Stage 3 Information Evening – Tuesday 19th October

Tutor Information Evening will take place Tuesday 19th October between 4:30 and 7:00pm. Face-to-face Information Evenings have unfortunately been cancelled this term as part of our response to rising positive Covid cases.

Therefore, the forthcoming Tutor Information Evening will take place virtually on our School Cloud platform. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

Appointments can be made from 6pm on Wednesday 13th October and will close at mid-day on Tuesday 19th October. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office. Please note that this evening is a tutor evening and you will only be able to make an appointment with your child’s tutor. All parents and carers will receive a letter with instructions on how to access School Cloud.

Ahead of our Information Evening, we advise advise parents and carers to watch the collection of videos recorded uploaded to our You Tube Channel. These videos provide important information about the year ahead and include presentations from your child’s Head of Year, Subject Leaders in English, Maths and Science and guidance around E-Safety.  Please click on the links below to access the videos appropriate to your child:

6 09, 2021

SWR Open Evening and Mornings

We are delighted that our usual Open Evenings and Mornings are scheduled to take place as live events in the first term.  Our events will take place as follows:

  • Open Evening – Thursday 23rd September (6:30-9:00pm)
  • Open Morning – Monday 27th September (9:15-11:00am)
  • Open Morning – Tuesday 28th September (9:15-11:00am)

Our open events will be the perfect opportunity for pupils in Year 5 and 6 to visit SWR with their families. This will provide guests with a real taste of our aspirational, inclusive and caring ethos across the school.

Our Headteacher, Mr. Bell, will welcome all guests to Open Evening with a presentation before taking tours around all of the subjects and learning areas across the school. We also look forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Mornings which will be an ideal time to actually visit lessons and experience our school working on a day-to-day basis.

Please visit our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages to get to know SWR even better:

FaceBook: Sir William Romney’s School

Twitter: @swr_school

SWRTV (YouTube): swr tv – YouTube

More information about our unique school ethos is also available in the Stroud Times, please click this link to find out more:

SCHOOL FOCUS: Take a look around Sir William Romney’s – inspiring students to be the best version of themselves | Stroud Times

If you are unable to attend any of the above events, Mr. Bell will be delighted to meet pupils and their families during term time. Please email admin@swr.gloucs.sch.uk to make an appointment.

26 08, 2021

Arrangements for the start of term

Following the government’s recommendation for students and staff to complete two lateral flow tests before the return to school. Arrangements for the start of term have slightly changed.

Our Headteacher, Mr. Bell, has sent an email to all parents and carers confirming the new arrangements. A copy of this letter can be found below.

Please refer to our ‘dates for the diary’ page that provides forthcoming school events.

We look forwards to welcoming all students to SWR very soon!

Letter

12 08, 2021

GCSE Results 2021

We are pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs and BTEC qualifications this summer.

For example, we are very proud of Iola’s achievement of achieving grades 8 and 9 in all her GCSE subjects. Similarly, we are extremely pleased that Emilie and Amy achieved a range of grades from 6 to 9 in Maths, English, Art, PE, Drama, History, Geography and French. Theo also achieved fantastic grades in Music, Computer Science and English Language. Many students displayed great resilience and subsequently made great progress too. For example, Fin achieved grades 7s in PE and Geography, grade 6s in History and English Language while achieving grades 4 and 5 in all other subjects.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

Jon Bell, the school’s headteacher said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”