The scheme comprises a mix of new build and refurbishment elements, as well as extensive improvements to the hard and soft landscaping, to meet the future needs and vision of the school, whilst also helping meet the Government’s net zero target. The proposal includes for
- Demolition of existing Laingspan/Intergrid structures which have reached end of life.
- The construction of a new three-storey teaching block to replace demolished accommodation.
- Enhanced landscaping and parking associated with the proposal.
Known as Manor School until September 1990, Thomas Keble School was previously administered by Gloucestershire County Council, and became a specialist Technology College in September 2002.
The school was awarded high performing specialist school status in 2006, enabling a second specialism in sport. Thomas Keble gained foundation school status in 2007 and the school was converted to academy status in August 2011.
Set within the village of Eastcombe in the Cotswolds, the existing TKS site includes a series of individual, interconnected buildings, between one to three storeys high, in a campus style environment.
The vision for TKS is to develop a scheme that will consolidate currently disconnected spaces, into a single new school building, that is linked to the facilities that are being retained.
The new main school building and associated landscaping will not only replace facilities at the end of their life, but also provide the school with a strong and clear identity for the future.
The school is named after Thomas Keble, a Church of England clergyman who contributed four
of the Tracts for the Times. Outside of the main building, there is a memorial tree with a plaque
dedicated to the life of Thomas Keble.
The plaque reads: “In memory of those who came before us, we honour you.” The tree was planted by Julia Abbott on 18 August 1991, the plaque being added later that year.
We look forward to updating you further in the near future as the project develops on site.