Welcome to Thomas Keble School

Working In partnership with parents and pupils

'My daughter's achievements with her learning have surpassed what we thought possible when she joined you. The value that has added to her life so far is something we will always be grateful for.'

20th November 2014
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OFSTED (Nov 14)

judged us as 'GOOD' in all categories with student behaviour described as 'impeccable' and student achievement recognised as 'significantly above national'.

Welcome to Thomas Keble School

Year 9-11 Battlefields Visit to Ypres and the Somme

A group of 45 students from Years 9-11 visited some of the First World War Battlefield sites and memorials in France and Belgium, including Thiepval, Vimy, and Tyne Cot.  These sites and many others played host to battles which claimed thousands of lives.  TK students read a poem, laid a memorial wreath and held a minute's silence.

29th February 2016
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Visit to Real Madrid 2016

13th May 2016
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Sports Award Winners 2016


08th July 2016
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Year 11s celebrate GCSE Success 2016

25th August 2016

Student Support

Bullying can be defined as deliberately aggressive, hurtful or threatening behaviour, repeated over a period time. It is the abuse of power by one person or a group of people. The four main types of bullying are physical, verbal, indirect and cyber.

At Thomas Keble we believe that every child has a right to a safe and secure environment in which to learn and achieve success. However, we recognise that bullying may take place and therefore in our Anti-bullying Policy we outline strategies for dealing with it in order to pursue the ideal of totally eradicating bullying.

We aim to:

  • provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the school community.
  • encourage respect for the individual at all times, celebrating the differences between us.
  • prevent bullying behaviour.

The school takes full responsibility of ensuring that the school policy on anti-bullying is known to all staff, pupils, parents and governors.

We are pleased to announce that as a result of our work on anti-bullying within the school we have now been given the South West Anti-bullying Accreditation Award. Part of this award was based on a peer mentoring programme running in school.

If you would like a copy of the Anti-bullying Policy or more details about the South West Anti-bullying Accreditation Award please contact the school office on 01452 770301 or via email admin@thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk

Useful information, links to websites and relevant phone numbers:

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board – www.gscb.org.uk

South West Grid for Learning – www.swgfl.org.uk/safe

Childline – www.childline.org or 0800 1111: support for young people in emotional distress.

Parentline Plus – www.parentlineplus.org.uk or 0808 800 2222

Kidscape – www.kidscape.org.uk or 020 773 03300

Samaritans – www.samaritans.org.uk or 08457 90 90 90

Get Safe online – www.getsafeonline.org/

NSPCC Online Safety Advice – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Think U Know – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Digizen – http://www.digizen.org

Gloucestershire Families Directory – http://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/home.page

If bullying happens through phone calls or text messages, help is available from your network provider.

For cyberbulling through emails, contact your internet service provider.

YoungMinds.org.uk – mental health awareness for young people but with sections for parents too.  YoungMinds also runs a free parent helpline providing general advice around mental health worries in a young person – 0808 802 5544

Mind.org.uk – general mental health awareness, downloadable factsheets

TheCalmZone.net – male specific support around emotional distress

BBC Radio 1 Advice – google this phrase to take you to BBC Radio 1’s section looking at modern day issues facing young people and advice on how to come through them.  Topics include relationships, exams, alcohol, drugs, self-harm, mental health etc.

NHS MoodZone – providing information on common mental health concerns including dealing with anger, exams etc.

Healthtalk.org / Youthhealthtalk.org – a new website developed in conjunction with Oxford University.  If you search for “self-harm” it will lead you to pages giving parents experience of self-harm, young people’s explanations of self-harm and how to support your child.  Also provides information on common mental health conditions aimed at both adults and young people.

Bigwhitewall.com – an award-winning early intervention service for people 16+ in psychological distress.  It combines social networking principles with a choice of clinically informed interventions to improve mental wellbeing.  It can be accessed 24/7 and has staff who ensure full engagement and anonymity of all members.  It costs £24 p/m or is free on prescription (in limited areas), for members/veterans of the UK Armed Forces or their families.