Sir William Romney's School, Tetbury

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Sir William Romney's School
Established 1610 (1610) (as Tetbury Grammar School)
Type Academy
Headteacher Jon Bell
Location Tetbury
51°38′48″N 2°09′37″W / 51.6466°N 2.1604°W / 51.6466; -2.1604Coordinates: 51°38′48″N 2°09′37″W / 51.6466°N 2.1604°W / 51.6466; -2.1604
DfE URN 136985 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 484
Ages 11–16
Houses Pegasus, Orion, Andromeda

Sir William Romney's School is an 11-16 secondary school with academy status located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. It serves schools around the Tetbury, Leighterton, Stroud, Cirencester, Nailsworth and Avening areas. In 2016 the school achieved a 'Good' rating from Ofsted.



  • In 1610 Sir William Romney set aside some money in his will for a school to help children read and write.
  • In 1837 a new National school was built of Charlton road
  • In 1921 grammar school called, Sir Willam Romney's School was opened in Long Street
  • In 1952 it had become a comprehensive school
  • In 1969 it moved to the current site at the end of Lowfield Road.


  • 1995 - 2008 : Eric Dawson
  • 2008 - 2016 : Steven McKay
  • 2016–Present : Jon Bell

Performing Arts status[edit]

Sir William Romney's was awarded its Performing Arts status in 2005; this meant grants for the schools. It has also been involved in many dramatic and artistic activities in the years since.

School Uniform[edit]

The traditional school uniform in the school colours of grey and burgundy reflects the school's long history.

Sixth form[edit]

Despite a fight to keep the school's sixth form from closing, Sir William Romney's 16 to 18 provision was shut down in 2006. The school did not have a Year 12 from September 2006. The nearest sixth forms are now Deer Park in Cirencester and Downfield in Stroud.


Standard New report on Sir William Romney's School [1]

Schools Website [2]