Monthly Archives: July 2018

Summer Sizzler

On Thursday 5th July the Test Valley School Parent Teacher Association ran their second Summer Sizzler – and with the ongoing sunshine it really was a ‘summer sizzler’ this year! We had a good turnout, with families of current pupils and Year 6 pupils joining us in September. The event provided a lovely opportunity for… Read more »

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBC

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBM

This event took place over two days giving a group of girls in Year 9 the opportunity to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. They worked in teams with other schools. On the first day they were given a scenario and went through the processes to develop and target an app using… Read more »

Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

Primary Schools’ Dance Festival

It was a great start to Day One of the Dance Festival with West Tytherley and Wherwell Primary Schools performing excellent dance routines. Despite the heat the pupils worked well all day on their showcase performances, dancing to the theme of “Celebration”. The Sports Leaders and pupil event managers worked hard to make sure everyone… Read more »

Making the Most of the Sunshine in Year 7 Science

Making the most of the sunshine in Year 7 Science

This week Year 7 pupils were using quadrats to sample the populations of different flowers on the top field. They used identification guides to help them identify the different flowers. They could then estimate the number of different flowers across the whole field by using the quadrats and the dimensions of the field. Unfortunately, the… Read more »

Post-16 Taster Day at Andover and Sparsholt College

On Tuesday 3rd July, Year 10 pupils spent the day at Andover College experiencing what life could be like after their GCSEs. They signed up for taster sessions from a wide range of subjects including Criminology, Sociology, Art and Design, Sciences, Mathematics, Creative Writing, Carpentry and attending the Football Academy. Pupils had fun as well… Read more »

Year 6 Induction Day

We were delighted to invite all of the Year 6 pupils joining us from September to spend the day with us this week. It was a busy day getting to know their new school and a programme of lessons throughout the day. The evening before we had welcomed their parents as well with the opportunity… Read more »

Church Flower Festival

Church Flower Festival

Test Valley School continues to have close links with the local community and always enjoy supporting them in various events throughout the year. This week the annual Flower Festival was held at St Peter’s Church in Stockbridge. The theme this year was a celebration of the Common wealth. Test Valley School put on a beautiful… Read more »

PSHE Day (Personal, Social and Health Education)

PSHE Year 8

Years 7, 8, 9, and 10 were all involved in different activities for our Summer Term PSHE Day. Year 7 Year 7 pupils came to school in the PE kits and took part in a range of activities focusing on a healthy mind and healthy body. Their workshops included one on body image about accepting… Read more »

Democracy Day


On Friday 29th June we were joined by three local Councillors and officers from Test Valley Borough Council to host a new event called Democracy Day for local schools.  The event was for Key Stage Three pupils from Test Valley School, Mountbatten School and Harrow Way School. After a brief introduction pupils were involved in… Read more »

Hampshire Book Award 2018

Hampshire Book Award 2018

On Thursday 28th June pupils involved with the HBA since March visited Kings School, Winchester for the grand final. The group have been meeting and reading the six shortlisted books and finally got the opportunity to vote for their favourite book. The event is run by Schools’ Library Service and involved 43 Hampshire secondary schools.… Read more »

Year 5 Taster Day

Taster Day

This week Test Valley School hosted its Year 5 Taster Day for pupils from over 25 different primary schools. The day is to give them a taster of what life is like at Test Valley School. The theme of their day this year was an Italian Day. Pupils were able to take part in a… Read more »

Year 10 Geography Visit to Hengistbury Head

Year 10 Geography Visit to Hengistbury Head

Year 10 Geographers visited Hengistbury Head in Dorset as part of their GCSE course.  Pupils investigated how various risks are being managed.  As a stretch of coastline with one of the highest rates of erosion in the South of England the local authorities and the Environment Agency spend millions of pounds each year reducing the… Read more »