Monthly Archives: December 2017

Andover Food Bank Collection

Food Bank

Throughout December the staff and some Year 10 pupils at Test Valley have being doing a ‘reverse advent calendar’. We have brought in goods to take to Andover Foodbank for those less fortunate than us at Christmas. We are really proud of the kindness and generosity of both staff and pupils.

Christmas Concert at St Peter’s Church

Christmas Concert

On Wednesday 13th December a large number of our pupils and staff participated in the school’s annual Christmas Concert held at St Peter’s Church in Stockbridge. Pupils and staff had worked hard rehearsing a varied selection of seasonal music and readings for the concert. This included the school choir, the orchestra, a staff choir and… Read more »

Year 11 Interview Experience Day

On Thursday 14th December we held an Interview Experience Day for all Year 11 pupils in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Andover. This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to prepare for their imminent college and/or apprenticeship interviews as well as receive some professional guidance on how to present their Personal Statement. During the… Read more »

Visit by Holocaust Survivor

Walter Kammerling

We were delighted to host a talk by Walter Kammerling on Thursday 7th December. Walter, a very young 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to our Years 9 and 10 pupils about his experiences of the Holocaust and coming to Britain on the Kindertransport two weeks before Christmas when he was 15 years old. Following his talk pupils… Read more »

Race for the Line

Race for the Line

This week our Year 7 pupils enjoyed a whole day taking part in “Race for the Line”. This involves them working in teams of four to design, shape and build a model rocket car. Following this on 27th February they will take part in a launch day in school with timed runs. The day was thoroughly enjoyed… Read more »

The Living Rainforest

Living Rainforest

Last week on Monday 27th November over one hundred Year 7 pupils went to the ‘Living Rainforest’ in Newbury for the day. Our favourite part of the trip was seeing the snake coil around the tree and lunch was quite nice too. We also loved the sleeping sloth and the large bird that was allowed… Read more »

Christmas Gig

This week saw the return of our annual Christmas Gig, and as always, it was a big success. Many staff and pupils got involved to help raise money for charity and bring the Christmas spirit to Test Valley. There was also a cake and sweets stall to further raise money towards the chosen charity of… Read more »

Food Bank

Food Bank

Test Valley School is again supporting the Andover Food Bank this year, by getting staff and pupils to donate food / items to this wonderful organisation. Our Year 10 pupils are making a big effort in collecting items and their hard work is greatly appreciated. There is still time to donate and we hope to… Read more »

Annual Presentation Evening

Annual Presentation Evening

This week saw the return of last year’s Year 11 pupils with their families to collect their GCSE certificates and celebrate their achievements. It was an exciting evening as there were 25 awards to be won, all kindly sponsored by a wide range of local individuals, parish councils and organisations. We were delighted to have… Read more »


Y11 PSHE Day

On Friday 1st December the normal timetable of lessons was collapsed for all year groups and they were involved in a wide range of activities as part of a Personal, Social, Health (Careers) Education Day. We were also delighted to welcome a large number of visitors who kindly gave their time to support and run… Read more »

Year 8 High Aspirations

On Friday 1st December Year 8 pupils took part in a series of workshops entitled ‘Dream Day’. These were designed to explore lifestyle aspirations and career explorations. The first part of the event enabled pupils to build a dream cloud containing images of their future such as the house, car, pony, yacht, holiday home they… Read more »