Monthly Archives: January 2017

MFL Film Club

This week saw the return of the Modern Foreign Languages Film Club. Pupils are invited to take their lunch with them and enjoy the experience of watching a film in another language during their lunch break. This week was well attended as many pupils came to watch “The Pirates of the Caribbean” in French with… Read more »

A Sporty Week for Test Valley


Over the past week there have been many sporting events that Test Valley pupils have participated in, ranging from football matches to basketball matches, all of which have been played in good spirits whether it be rain or sunshine. A breakdown of the results from this week are as follows: U14 Boys Basketball : Test… Read more »

Hampshire Schools Cross Country Race

On Saturday 21st February, Nile Battey in Year 9 competed in the Hampshire Schools Cross Country Race representing Andover District. We are really proud to announce that Nile came 6th out of approximately 60 other runners. Well done Nile!  

A Visit from Icknield School

Most Friday lunchtimes, a group of pupils from Icknield Special School come to Test Valley School to work with a small group of our Year 10 and 11 pupils. Icknield School caters for children and young people from 3 – 19 with severe learning difficulties including autism and complex needs. Our pupils play a range… Read more »

Year 9 Holocaust Trip


On Thursday morning a group of 48 Year 9 pupils had a very early start to travel up to the Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre in Newark.… Read more »

Test Valley Sport

This Tuesday was a busy day for the Test Valley Sports Teams. Our Under 16 boys had a friendly game of basketball against Winton Community Academy. Both teams played really well but it was a win for Test Valley with a final score of TV 36 – Winton 6. Also taking place this week was… Read more »

Youth Speaks Competition 2017

This year we had two teams speaking in the local round of the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition held at Harrow Way School, Andover on Tuesday 17th January.… Read more »

Y9 Modern Languages Present to Stockbridge Primary

Faith Marriott, Ella Milligan and Ally Perez-Allen

On 16th of January 2017, three Year 9 MFL Leaders visited Stockbridge Primary School to promote the links between our schools and languages for younger pupils. Faith Marriott, Ella Milligan and Ally Perez-Allen planned a one-hour lesson for Year 5 pupils which they headed with confidence. Here is what they thought of this special experience:… Read more »

Year 8 Trip to Neasden Mandir

On Friday morning, 44 Year 8 pupils, along with four members of staff made their way to Neasden Mandir in north-west London.  The pupils were looking forward to visiting the Hindu Temple as many had never been to one before. On arrival many of the pupils were in awe of the beauty of the Mandir… Read more »

Update from the Pupil Council

This week we the Pupil Council met with our canteen manager to discuss some of our ideas for the canteen.  We wanted to feel we could have a say in some of the different aspects of the canteen and we are very excited for the launch of a weekly meal deal. We are also very excited about the launch… Read more »

Year 10 GCSE RE

Year 10 GCSE RE pupils have recently finished studying Beliefs and Teachings in Buddhism and have moved on to looking at the Nature of God in Christianity. In the photos pupils are engaged in a competition to complete jigsaws showing a symbolic dr awing representing the Trinity.

Taster Day at Sparsholt College

The 12th January was a very wet and windy day, nevertheless thirty-four of our Year 9 pupils visited Sparsholt College for their 14-16 College Open Day. There were a range of courses on offer from Equine, Animal Management and Fisheries, the more technically minded courses of Engineering, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and Agriculture. All pupils had… Read more »