Background of Thomas Keble
Thomas Keble School is a comprehensive School for pupils age 11 - 16. The school became a specialist technology college in September 2002 and a ‘high performing specialist school’ in 2006, enabling us to take on sport as a second specialism. Thomas Keble became a Foundation school in 2007 and the school was awarded Academy Status in the summer of 2011.
Thomas Keble School is currently oversubscribed in all years, with strong parental support -the school population has now risen to 690. Our pupils come from surrounding villages and from the town of Stroud five miles away.
The aims of the school are for all learners to:
- Achieve the highest possible standards;
- Become responsible members of the 21st century world community;
- Care for and respect themselves, others and the environment, with a strong foundation of moral and spiritual values;
- Develop the technological skills needed for the 21st century,
- Experience a rich and broad curriculum and be encouraged to be lifelong learners.
Part of the school's distinctive ethos is a strong pastoral system that can deal with pupils as individuals, coupled with a high expectation of achievement.
The school has achieved the International Schools Award on five consecutive occasions - Thomas Keble is the only school in the country to achieve the award four times.
We first achieved the Investors in People Award in 2002 and successfully renewed this in 2006. The school is affiliated to the Diocese of Gloucester - we believe that the school and the Diocese share the principle that strong and explicit values should inform our everyday work.