Welcome to Sir William Stanier School

We are a values-led school. Our mission is to ensure that every SWS student is given the best opportunity and support to realise their full potential and develop those skills and qualities needed to make good choices and go on to lead happy and successful lives.

We want to nurture in them a lifelong love of learning and an understanding that everyone can fulfil their ambitions regardless of how wide the gap between starting points and desired destinations may seem. We aim to develop well-rounded young people who are fair and compassionate, and who respect the diversity of all in our community so that everyone can enjoy and achieve in equal measure.

We do this by having a friendly, supportive environment, fostering a sense of courage and celebrating the achievement of all. We encourage our students to be self-confident and proud of themselves, their school and their community. We recognise the importance of choosing the right school for your child and we understand the role we have in helping you to inspire them to make the most of themselves inside and outside of the classroom.

On a day-to-day basis, we provide excellent teaching, a broad curriculum and wonderful pastoral care for each individual student. Our teachers are experienced in preparing our students for the worlds of work and college – a journey that starts when they arrive with us in Year 7.

Our extensive primary transition programme will make your child’s move to us as smooth as possible and our philosophy of ensuring that every child is known means that we are with them every step of the way as they move through each key stage towards independence and adulthood.

Our staff are always proud to see our students move on to their next steps in life with strong values and an equally strong set of examination results behind them.

We are driven by our commitment to delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning, and an absolute belief that every single child deserves the very best that we can offer. We hope that our website helps you get a sense of who we are and what we stand for, and we invite you to come and meet us – either at one of our open events or for a tour around the school.

Please do contact us if you have any further questions about our school

Mr Paul Farr, Interim Executive Principal

The Learning Partnership