We are pleased to announce that the school has again organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the Thomas Keble School PTA’s Social Space Fund. By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted good quality textiles. This can include:
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Scarves and ties
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
Bag2School does not accept:
- Duvets and blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logo
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
You can use any bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from our school at 9.00am on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to reception and help us have a really good collection.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.
Thank you to all those from both the school and local community who joined us on Thursday 2 November 2017 for the annual Thomas Keble firework display. The conditions were perfect as the sky lit up with a stunning display lasting over 20 minutes. Thank you, too, to all the staff and parents who manned the ever popular BBQ and refreshment stalls. The Jesse Smith burgers and hotdogs were a hit with everyone, selling out in record time! It was possibly our most well-attended fireworks in the last few years with over £1000 raised. All money is going towards the cost of a new indoor social space for pupils.
Please click on the link to view the College and Sixth Form Open Days 2017-18. This information has been given to all current Year 11 students: College and Sixth Form Open Days 2017 to 2018
Please click on the link to view the extra-curricular programme for 2017-2018: Extra-Curricular Clubs 2017-18.
For further information on all enrichment activities, click on the Enrichment tab on this website, and have a look at all the activities students get involved in at Thomas Keble School.
Thomas Keble Students Celebrate Excellent GCSE Results!
Students, staff and parents at Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe are celebrating an excellent set of results in 2017 with 69% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths at grade ‘4’ or ‘C’ grade. This year sees an entirely new grading system being introduced with the new grade ‘4’ in English and Maths being equivalent to a grade C in all other subjects. Headteacher, Julia Maunder said, “We are delighted at the level of consistency across all subject areas which has resulted in such pleasing outcomes for all of our students. 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 2017 have performed very well indeed. Over 80% of all grades awarded were at the ‘C / 4’ level which compares very favourably with the national figure of 66%, and over 20% of all grades being awarded at the very highest grade 7 – 9 (A / A* grades).”
Thomas Keble School is incredibly proud of the way our students have risen to the new, tougher exams. 13 students achieved an average of a grade ‘A’ / ‘7’ overall across all of their subject entries. Students have continued to do well across a full range of subject areas. In English, 85% achieved a grade 4 or above in English, compared to 65% nationally, whilst in Maths, 75% achieved a grade 4 or above compared to 69% nationally.
Both English and Maths have achieved well above the national level of attainment with 72.3% of the 2017 cohort achieving a grade ‘4’ or above in both English and Maths GCSEs. This consistently high standard of attainment reflects some really outstanding individual achievements across all ability levels.
Julia Maunder, Headteacher, said “My congratulations go to all our students who have earned such excellent results this year, despite the changes to the examination system which added to the pressures they faced. 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. 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: Headteacher
Please click on the link below to view Sports Clubs held during lunchtime:
Please click on the link below to view Sports Clubs held after school:
Sports Fixtures Week Beginning 20/11/2017
New after school Table-tennis Club starts 3.15 – 4.15pm. £2.50 per session. Pay as you go. Run by Stroud Table-Tennis Club.
Year 7-8 and Year 10 Basketball Club – fixtures start this week so everyone must attend!
Year 11 Basketball v Archway. Away. Leave at 3.15pm. Return for 6.00pm.
New after school Badminton Club. All age groups and abilities welcome.
Year 8 Netball v SHS. Away. Leave at 3.15pm. Return for 5.45pm.
Year 7 and 8 Basketball v Deer Park. Away. Leave at 3.15pm return for 5.45pm.
Year 9 Rugby training for Semi-Final v Marling. Finish for 4.15pm.
- U14 National Cup Football lost in a super-close game v Sheldon Academy 2-3 on penalties after coming back from 0-3 down to draw 3-3 at full time. MOM Tom Butcher
- Year 7 A Netball lost 3-7 to SHS
- Year 7 B Netball lost to SHS
Please click on the link below to see the first edition of the Headteacher’s Newsletter 2017-18 containing a number of important items of information.
Headteacher’s Newsletter Issue 1 2017-2018
Please click on the menus below to see what will be on offer in the canteen in Term 2 2017-2018:
Lunch Menu 1
Lunch Menu 1
Lunch Menu 2
Lunch Menu 2
Lunch Menu 3
Lunch Menu 3
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