Welcome to Thomas Keble School

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Participants 2017

24th August 2017
Welcome to Thomas Keble School

Working In partnership with parents and pupils

“My child has flourished at Thomas Keble. It is big enough to give her opportunities, but small enough to notice her as an individual.”

08th January 2018
Welcome to Thomas Keble School

OFSTED (Dec 2017)

Judged as 'GOOD', inspectors said: "Your vision of supporting pupils from all backgrounds and of all abilities is shared by staff.  This is a strength of the school"...."Pupils are confident, safe and well cared for"....."Parents express a high degree of satisfaction with the school and the standard of education it offers".

20th January 2018
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Performing Arts Production 2019 – “Little Shop of Horrors”

"The production was a huge success; it was hilarious as well as emotive. The balance of such a surreal yet satirical story was achieved perfectly. I was amazed at the level of talent amongst your pupils and feel grateful to have been there to see it".

21st March 2018


Thomas Keble School is a mixed comprehensive school for 11-16 year old students of all abilities. We are situated in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Cotswolds and serve families over a wide area.

At Thomas Keble, we believe that every child can achieve beyond their initial expectations.  We believe every child’s success is worthy of celebration. We have demonstrated the ability to achieve highly consistently, year on year by combining quality first teaching with a robust pastoral support programme and comprehensive extra-curricular programme.  We focus on the individual, tailoring a programme   of study and a programme of pastoral support to enable students to leave us as confident, articulate, and empowered young adults. A learning community where every child can thrive and achieve, becoming confident and articulate young adults through adherence to our core principles and values of: 

  • Respect 

  • Excellence 

  • Ambition 

  • Compassion 

  • Honesty

Thomas Keble 2026, a school where: 

  1. Students make excellent progress in their studies; beyond what they think they are capable of making; where we can be as sure as we can be, that all our students leave us with the personal skills and aptitudes to thrive and a set of examination results of which they can be proud. 
  2. We have a challenging, inclusive curriculum; one built upon the foundations of reading, writing and arithmetic and is shaped according to what our students need to know, understand, and do in order to thrive. 
  3. We have a highly functioning Pastoral system, where our pastoral and academic systems operate seamlessly together as one, ensuring that every child has an advocate to support them during their time with us. 
  4. We have the highest expectations of students and ourselves; where every student, no matter his or her starting point, is expected to work as hard as he or she can, and behave as well as he or she can, without qualification. 
  5. We have high quality, evidence-based teaching and learning, where we have collaborated as a whole staff on finding out what works, and we evaluate our practice regularly against what we know works. 
  6. We have the very best training programme for our staff, where every colleague has high quality professional development opportunities available to them. 
  7. We are a community where all members are supported to strive for positive mental health and wellbeing, where everyone is supported to manage their own wellbeing proactively. 
  8. We have the support of the majority of our parents, where parents have the highest aspirations for their children and where they work with us, not against us, in educating their children. 
  9. We cherish wellbeing, where every single one of us is wholly committed to our work, but has time to enjoy life beyond Thomas Keble School, with family and friends. 
  10. We have a core set of values that we live by, where our core values –‘Respect, Excellence, Ambition, Compassion and Honesty –direct our every interaction. 
  11. We have a very strong reputation; where our excellence is manifest and where we are working at the heart of our local community. Students will want to come and learn here –because they know they will thrive. 
  12. Our community benefit from a robust funding structure, with reserves clearly managed via an investment plan, to create and maintain a first-class learning environment. 
  13. We capitalise on our new buildings to provide enhanced facilities for students, staff and the local community.

Headteacher: Mr Steven Peter Shaw

Chair of Trustees: Mr Alex Norman

SEND Co-ordinator: Emily Belcher

To contact the above, please email: admin@thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk 

To contact the school, by phone: 01452 770301

General enquiries: Please contact Miss C Jesson on admin@thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk 

Admissions: Please contact Mrs K Weller on admissions@thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk 

Safeguarding Statement:

We at Thomas Keble School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and as such, we expect all staff, Trustees, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Our aim is to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support specific needs of the individual child. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security. Our staff form a part of a wider safeguarding system for children as described in the statutory guidance “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018” and will, therefore, work together with children’s services, the police, health services and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Click here for the details of our Safeguarding Team.


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