National Funding Formula – Detailed Information for Parents

Further to the letter sent out by email from Miss Maunder on Friday 3 March 2017, please find below additional information which gives more details of the proposed National Funding Formula and its impact on Thomas Keble School:

The Real Schools Guide 2016

The Real Schools Guide 2016, compiled by Trinity Mirror’s data unit, aims to give a more comprehensive picture of a school, taking into account 25 different data sets including not just GCSE results but factors like value-added scores, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.  As a result Thomas Keble School has been rated as one of the top 10 schools in Gloucestershire.  Click on the link to read the Real Schools Guide 2016 Real Schools Guide 2016

Sports Fixtures w/b 22/5/2017 and Results w/b 15/5/2017


Monday 22 May

U13 A Boys Cricket v Marling. Away. Leave at 3.15pm. Return for 6.00pm.

Primary School Rounders Tournament. Start at 3.30pm and Finish for 5.00pm.


Tuesday 23 May

U13 and U15 Boys Tennis v KLB. Away. Leave at 3.15pm, return for 6.30pm.


Wednesday 24 May


U13 A Boys Cricket v Farmors. Away. Leave at 3.15pm. Return for 6.30-7.00pm.

U15 A Boys Cricket v Deer Park. Home. Finish for 5.30pm


Thursday 25 May  

Year 7, 8 & 9 Rounders v SWR.  Away.  Leave for 3.15pm.  Return for 6.00pm

U15 B Team Boys Cricket v Farmors.  Home.  Finish for 5.30pm.

Year 10 Sports Leaders Assessment.  Periods 1 & 2.  Year 10 in their normal PE lessons.  Eastcombe Primary School attending.







Congratulations to all those pupils who attended the Y9/10 District Athletics Tournament at Archway School.  Some amazing results. 12 schools competed.  Year 9 Boys 4th / Year 9 Girls 5th / Year 10 Boys 3rd / Year 10 Girls 5th.  We were 2nd overall out of the 10 Co-ed mixed schools.  Superb result.  Individual successes were:

  • Dan Stevens: 1st 100m and High Jump
  • Liam Dailey: 1st 1500m
  • Jack Bailey: 1st Long Jump
  • Emily Jenkins: 1st 100m and 1st High Jump
  • Paddy Mills: 2nd TJ and 300m
  • Minnie Gethin: 2nd Long Jump
  • Harvey England: 2nd 100m
  • Maisy Fouracres-Philips: 2nd 1500m

    Boys Year 10 Relay: 2nd

    U13 Boys Tennis lost to a very strong Marling side 0-4Year 10 Girls Rounders v Maidenhill and U15 Boys Tennis both postponed due to poor weather.

    Huge congratulations to Anna Latham, Charlie Hawksbee and Iwan Rees who were all selected to represent the County Basketball squads at U14 level last weekend.





Thomas Keble GCSE Results 2016

Thomas Keble Students Celebrate High Achieving GCSE Results!  

Students, staff and parents at Thomas Keble School, in Eastcombe, are celebrating an excellent set of results in 2016 with 63% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths with early analysis indicating an exceptionally strong progress / value added score. This is the new benchmark for national performance.  Headteacher Julia Maunder was delighted. “We take great pride in being an inclusive comprehensive school and to see students across the full ability range achieve so well is testament to the commitment of our school community in supporting all students to achieve more than they ever thought possible.  The early indications are that our class of 2016 have performed significantly above the level expected of them based on national data and we are incredibly proud of the way our students have risen to the challenges presented.  It is particularly pleasing to note that at a time when it is becoming harder to achieve the very highest grades, 26% of our students exceeded the government benchmark of 3 or more A*/A grades.”

From 2016, the main government performance measure used to assess a school’s effectiveness moves to a progress based measure, rather than the 5 A-C including English and Maths.  The final figure will not be known until the government releases further data in late September but early indications suggest Thomas Keble has performed extremely well and significantly above national levels.

Students have continued to do well across a full range of subject areas.  Both English and Maths have achieved well above the national level of expected progress with 65% of the 2016 cohort achieving a C or above in both English and Maths GCSEs.  71% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades with 63% achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Julia Maunder, Headteacher said “My congratulations go to all our students who have earned such excellent results this year.  Our principle of inclusion at Thomas Keble has ensured that all students, regardless of ability, have received widespread and comprehensive support to stretch and challenge their expectations in order to achieve their very best. This was further highlighted in a recent ‘Real Schools Guide’ which was published by Trinity Mirror Data group which placed Thomas Keble as the second highest performing comprehensive school in Gloucestershire according to comparisons across 25 different performance measures including attainment and value added results.   I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of staff and parents in supporting our young people throughout their time with us.”

Julia Maunder