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…
6 01, 2023


We are incredibly excited to share that our short rhyming pantos, Cinderella and Snow White will be taking place on Friday 13th January from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Click here to reserve your place.


4 01, 2023

Progressive Masculinity Workshops

We are delighted to invite you to a one hour workshop at SWR in partnership with Progressive Masculinity Ltd. Progressive Masculinity is an educational company which specialises in helping boys and young men reconstruct attitudes towards masculinity, encouraging a healthy and open-minded understanding of their potential as young men. Please note that this session is open to parents regardless of the gender of their child.

The workshop will present evidence based information on a range of factors which affect the way they interpret masculinity, as well as providing supportive strategies for us to be able to help our boys and young men fulfil their potential. Areas covered include:

· ‘Lad culture’

· Masculinity in the digital world (social media, influencers etc)

· Attitudes towards education

· Effective communication

· Attitudes towards women and LGBTQ+

· Anger management, de-escalation and self-regulation

The workshop will take place at school on Tuesday January 10th in the school hall starting at 6pm. Please complete the online form (  if you wish to attend.

If you would like more information on Progressive Masculinity and their work please visit their website at

4 01, 2023

Year 7 Parents and Carers Evening

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 7 parents and carers to our Year 7 parents and carers evening on Thursday 6th January at school. If you have not yet booked your appointments on school cloud using the link that has been emailed to you then please do as a matter of urgency to avoid disappointment. Please contact Mr Dillon with any issues: