The Romsey School

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The Romsey School
Motto Siege Perilous
Established 1958
Type Academy
Executive Headteacher Jonathan deSausmarez
Headteacher Colm McKavanagh
Chair of Governors Judith Houghton
Location Greatbridge Road
SO51 8ZB
Coordinates: 50°59′42″N 1°30′10″W / 50.99488°N 1.50284°W / 50.99488; -1.50284
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 137239 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff ~100
Students 1100
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Ashton, Marsham, Stoke and Templer
Colours Maroon, Grey, Black, Gold
Deputy Headteachers Annie Eagle, Andy Marks

The Romsey School is a mixed community academy in Romsey, Hampshire, England. The school was a secondary modern, called Romsey County Secondary School,[1] until the 1970s when it became a comprehensive. In 2000 it became a Specialist Language College jointly with The Mountbatten School.[2] In 2005 the school's specialisation changed to a Mathematics and Computing College.[3] In August 2011 The School became an academy after a decision by Governors.[4] The school has approximately 1100 children aged 11–16 and 100 teachers and the catchment area includes the villages of Ampfield, Braishfield, Sherfield English, Michelmersh, Timsbury and Awbridge.

In 2010 81% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades in their GCSEs. 94% of pupils achieved at least a pass on A*-C. The School also provides Adult Education classes that makes the School open to the community.[5]

ASD Support Base[edit]

The School runs an ASD Support Base to support pupils in lessons who find it difficult as a result of Special needs and Autistic spectrum disorder. The ASD Base was established in 2002 and is directly run by 2 teachers and 9 support staff.[6]


The school won the inaugural 'Community School of the Year' People's Service award from Children & Young People Now magazine in 2006,[7][8] and the following year was shortlisted for the publication's 'Extended School' award.[9]

Academy Status[edit]

The Romsey School converted to an academy under the Academies Act 2010 on 1 August 2011.[10][11]

Notable former students[edit]


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