We place a very high value on enabling our pupils to develop into happy, well-rounded people who are stretched to achieve their best. Pupils are placed in mixed ability tutor groups and each subject sets pupils according to ability at an appropriate time. Setting in English, Maths and Modern Languages takes place early in Year 7. The role of tutors is important in supporting the personal, social and academic development of pupils. Tutors act as academic mentors to their tutees, analysing their working, attainment and attitude levels three times a year (often with parents) and setting appropriately challenging targets.
There is a programme for personal development learning delivered through the drama curriculum in lower school. The Personal Social and Health Education programme is delivered by a specialist team throughout the school and they are supported by tutors in tutor time. It is intended that tutors remain with their group throughout their time in school.
The oversight of the care of pupils is the responsibility of the five year leadership teams and the Deputy Head. The pastoral team maintains close liaison with educational welfare services and parents to ensure as much co-operation and support as possible. The school is open to parents at any time of the day so there are considerable opportunities for parental involvement.
We are very keen that pupils who are new to the school are well looked after. We have peer supporters who are older pupils trained to support their younger counterparts when they join the school and who stay with their tutor group throughout the first year. We are in close contact with all the feeder schools and at least one member of staff will visit each child in each school before they join us.
During the summer of 2019, 13 pupils from The Romsey School will be embarking on a 2 week long expedition to Finland. During this time they will cover over 200 km on foot, and by mountain bike and canoe. The main focus of the expedition is on team building, leadership and personal development. The pupils are all responsible for raising … Continue reading
Over the Easter weekend 50 Year 10 GCSE Geography students participated in The Romsey School’s annual trip to Iceland. The group arrived at Keflavik airport near Reykjavik at 9:30am and were keen to make the most of the day starting with a tour of the capital. Afterwards, the incredible Blue Lagoon beckoned, where everyone basked in sunshine at the geothermally … Continue reading
Thursday 22nd March saw the tenth annual KS4 Sports Awards Evening at The Romsey School. The evening was hosted by the School Sports Council; compered by Year 11 pupils Martha Nelson and Victoria Hutchinson and supported by Sports Council Members Leo Berg, Oliver Cazaly, Kate Baxter and Neve Adams. The evening opened with a movie showing highlights from the years … Continue reading
Year 10 student, As it is quickly approaching your exams, your teachers at the Romsey School have decided to collect together some vital course information, revision websites and hints & tips that will help you succeed in your preparation for the Year 10 exams. Please take advantage of this booklet and use as many of the recommendations as your can. … Continue reading
Teenagers with a natural aptitude for Mathematics visited the Port of Southampton to take part in the second ABP Maths Challenge. The competition was designed to allow students to apply broader aspects of mathematical thought processes rather than simply doing the type of questions they will see in their GCSE exams. Staged in partnership with Applemore College, the event attracted … Continue reading