Posts By: Mr P Upfold

Comic Relief

This year pupils and staff supported Comic Relief Red Nose Day and raised an impressive £494.15 “When you donate to Comic Relief you’re supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. Comic Relief’s vision is to create a just world free from poverty and we’re doing this by funding amazing organisations doing amazing… Read more »

Year 10 GCSE PE Trip to Lifelab

In March, the Year 10 GCSE PE group visited the Lifelab at Southampton General Hospital. This is an educational centre that gives pupils hands on experiences of a number of scientific tests they can complete, understanding the science behind them and also gain a better understanding of how lifestyle choices can have an impact on… Read more »

A Cut Above the Rest

Ruby Bone, a Year 8 pupil, has generously donated her long hair to The Little Princess Trust. This is a charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatments or other conditions. She had 30cm of hair cut off to create three pony tails –… Read more »

English Presentations

Year 10 have recently delivered individual presentations to their class as part of their GCSE English course.  The highest achievers in each class were invited to present to the whole year group. Presentations ranged from Freddie Mercury and Muhammad Ali to a good cup of tea. The standard of work was excellent and the pupils should feel… Read more »

New Additions

New Additions

Year 7 pupils have had the privilege of helping our new chicks acclimatise to the school environment.  The pupils have been learning about the life cycle and being able to watch the eggs hatch into these adorable chicks has been very educational and exciting.  Getting the chicks used to being handled is an essential part… Read more »

Theatre Trip

On Saturday 16th March, Mrs Stubbs took a group of year 9-11 pupils to the Theatre Royal in Winchester to see Charlotte Keatley’s ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ – a play following 3 generations of women in a family and the immense social changes that affect their lives. The pupils were extremely impressed at… Read more »

Rotary Young Writers

Well done to our three finalists in the Rotary Young Writers Competition 2019. The title for this year was ‘My Inspiration’ and with over 70 entries we are extremely proud that the writing of Abbey Barton (Y11), Andreea Hagiu (Y11) and Betsy Heath (Y7) was celebrated at a ceremony at The Guildhall on Wednesday evening.… Read more »

Arts Masterclass Workshop

Over fifty Year 4 pupils from our neighbouring primary schools attended the Test Valley School Arts Masterclass Workshop this week. The pupils had an Arts workshop where they handcrafted clay fish and used a number of creative and decorative techniques to make them all unique. The clay models will be fired, glazed and returned to… Read more »

Zippy the Goat

It is with sadness that we bring you the news that Zippy the pygmy goat passed away peacefully of old age this week. Zippy was one of the original four pygmy goats, along with George, Bungle and Dora, who joined Test Valley School in the spring of 2007. Both current and former pupils and staff… Read more »

Autumn Term 2018 Newsletter

We are proud to present the Autumn Term 2018 newsletter. You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter, or view it below.

Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE at Test Valley School focuses on the well-being of our pupils now and in the future. It addresses pupils’ own experience and prepares them for when they leave school. As part of a whole school approach it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.… Read more »

“CoolLED” Prize Winner

During their last PSHE day, Year 11 visited a careers fair where one of the exhibitors was CoolLED. CoolLED designs and manufactures cutting edge LED illumination systems for researchers and clinicians using the latest LED technology. As part of the careers fair, CoolLED ran a competition using images, which had been magnified. We are delighted… Read more »