KS4 Citizenship Visit to London 2018

On March 8th all of the Year 10 GCSE Citizenship had a fabulous day in London at the key centres for legal and political life in the UK.    All pupils were lucky enough to have the rare opportunity to walk up Downing Street and stand by the iconic door to Number 10. Sadly, cat Larry, the ‘Chief Mouser to Downing Street’, was nowhere to be seen…. probably busy updating his Twitter account!   Pupils then headed for the Supreme Court, the highest court on UK soil and sat in the chamber before session began for the day. A whistle-stop tour of the Houses of Parliament followed with a quick look at the workings of both Houses and a talk from David Drew MP on the importance of the Palace of Westminster.  After a scenic walk along the River Thames, taking in New Scotland Yard and the Inns of Court, pupils were able to watch a brief section of a court case in the Old Bailey, also known as the Central Criminal Court of London. Cases here are of the most serious nature and the pupils should be credited as they demonstrated their maturity and interest in the workings of the justice system.  It was a long but varied day which we will talk about for the rest of our two-year GCSE course.


Thomas Keble Students Celebrate Excellent GCSE Results 2017

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

Sports Fixtures

Sports Fixtures

Thomas Keble School Football Fixtures List 2017-2018

Sports Fixtures Week Beginning 23/04/2018

MON 23/04/18

Dance Show Rehearsals in the Sports Hall.  No Fun Club.

Athletics GCSE Moderation practice


TUE 24/04/18

Netball and Athletics GCSE PE Moderation practice after school.

Y7-10 Girls Rounders Club

Y7 and 8 Cricket Club

Y9 and 10 Tennis Club


WED 25/04/2018

Athletics Club – all years.


THURS 26/04/18

Dance Show in the Sports Hall. 4pm – 6pm.

Y7 and 8 Boys Tennis Club – only until 3.45pm due to Dance Show.

Y9 and 10 Cricket Club.

No Y7 and 8 Rounders Club due to clash with Dance Show.  On Tuesday instead.


FRI 27/04/2018

Y11 GCSE PE Moderation. 9.30 – 3.00pm. Selected GCSE pupils.

Girls Tennis Club after school.



Congratulations to Liam Payne, Luke Jones, Malachy Connolly and Euan Warner who have all been selected to played for the District U14 Rugby team.