GCSE Citizenship Action Groups welcome David Drew MP and Deputy PCC Chris Brierley

 

Citizen Actions are nearing a close in GCSE Citizenship and the 12 campaigns have had amazing results. The group campaigning for a reduction in waste at TK, seen here with David Drew MP, have been successful in gaining recycling and food waste bins for the school dining room, in addition to multiple-use water bottles for all pupils through working with our Business Manager and our catering company. The Deputy Police Crime Commissioner, Chris Brierley, also visited and encouraged students who have been looking out for how they can reduce homelessness and support those in need. Look out for their stall to raise awareness and collect further for the homeless in Stroud town centre by the Baptist Hall on December 1st from 10am-12pm.  We should be grateful if parents have any donations of :

Blankets

Books

Plastic cutlery

Soap/Deodorant

Snacks (in date until March 2019)

Earbuds/wet wipes

that can be passed to the charities supporting the homeless, they could bring them in to school. We expect to pass our donations to the Samaritans who are organising night kitchens when the temperature falls below zero.

 Thank you very much.

 Abi, Emelia, Finn and Louis (Year 11)

 

Sports Fixtures and Results

Monday 21 January 2019

  • Year 7 Netball Festival. Leave at Lunch. 2pm start @ Kingshill. Return for 5.30-6.00pm

Results w/b 14/01/2019

  • U14 Boys Basketball team finished 4th at the County Finals
  • U16 Boys Basketball finished 3rd (Bronze medal) at the County Basketball Finals
  • U16 Girls Basketball won the County Finals and are now County Champions 2019!
  • Badminton v Farmors was a 2-2 draw.  Our KS3 Girls and KS4 boys both won with our KS3 Boys A and B teams losing.  Great effort by all pupils involved – some playing their first ever Badminton fixture for the school!

Amazing result for our U16 Girls team who now go on to the Regional Knock-out stages of the National Cup.

 

 

 

Pick-up and Drop-off zone at TK

In the interests of the safety of all students, we should like to remind you of the traffic restrictions on the school site: no parent cars will be permitted on the school site between 8.25 and 8.55am or between 2.45 and 3.15pm.  During these times students may be dropped off or picked up in the layby at the top of the school crescent or on Middle Hill from where they are able to access the school via Eastcombe playing fields and through the rear pedestrian gate.

Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.

 

Thomas Keble Student Celebrate Record-Breaking GCSE Results!

Thomas Keble Students Celebrate Record Breaking GCSE Results!  

Students, staff and parents at Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe are celebrating an outstanding, record-breaking set of results in 2018 with 78% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and Maths.  This year sees an entirely new grading system being introduced across most subjects with the new grade ‘4’ being equivalent to a grade C.

Headteacher, Julia Maunder said. “We are absolutely thrilled at the level of consistency across all subject areas which has resulted in such fantastic and well-deserved 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 2018 have performed at an outstanding level with records broken in a number of areas.  Over 83% of all grades awarded were at the ‘4’ level (equating to a C grade) which compares very favourably with the national figure of 66% and nearly 20% of all grades were awarded at the very highest grades 7–9.

Students have continued to do well across a full range of subject areas. In English, 86% achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language, compared to 61% nationally, whilst in Maths, 84% achieved a grade 4 or above compared to 59% nationally. To exceed the national figures by over 25% in both English and Maths as well as a number of other subject areas is a fantastic achievement and we are immensely proud of our students.

Both English and Maths have achieved well above the national level of attainment with 80.6% of the 2018 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.

Our 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.

Top 10 achievers (based on progress) in 2018 at Thomas Keble (listed alphabetically): Katie Bailey, Lydia Coysh, Liam Dailey, Louis Davenport, Harry Eldridge, Isabelle Llewellyn, Emily Meaton, Kira Pinkney, Felicity Rickards, Isaac Vale.

We would also like to congratulate our alumni of 2016 who have achieved such excellent A-Level results this year.  It is delightful to read their success stories and see so many of them featured in the ‘top achievers’ lists of local 6th form providers.  Our warmest congratulations go to them all, including Thomas Schaffner who will be starting Oxford University this year to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics!

Julia Maunder: Headteacher

National recognition for Thomas Keble School Careers Advice

Thomas Keble School has been nationally recognised for its quality of Careers Advice.  Click on the link to read Mrs Rendell’s article in SecEd, the website for teachers and school leaders working in secondary education across the UK:  http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/getting-careers-advice-right/

Mrs Rendell, Head of Careers Provision at Thomas Keble School, was also asked in February 2018 to write a piece for the Central Careers Hub Newsletter following the success of Thomas Keble School’s careers programme in meeting all the “Gatsby Benchmarks” – please click on the link for further information:  http://www.centralcareershub.co.uk/gatsby-benchmark-downloads/