News about ‘Cluster Schools’

Dance Festival July 2019

This year’s dance festival was based on the theme ‘Movies’ with the Year 10 Sports Leaders making a short introductory film. Unfortunately there were no ‘Oscars’ awarded but the Leaders were keen to perform. The first of the two days of the festival saw very special VIP guests arrive with the Test Valley Mayor, Councillor… Read more »

A Musical Afternoon

Six keen Test Valley musicians took part in the Clatford School’s annual ‘Music Afternoon’. The performances were interspersed with a range of performances from the Clatford pupils and all of our pupils were exemplary in demonstrating their enthusiasm and talent.  Their performances highlighted the benefits of being involved in extra-curricular music. Year 7 pupil, Marcus Brown,… Read more »

Year 5 Technology Masterclass

This year’s Technology Masterclass was attended by 60 Year 5 Pupils for our local primary schools. In keeping with the ‘Space’ themed masterclass, the pupils enjoyed making rocket-style fruit kebabs. This activity encouraged a discussion around healthy eating and nutrition. Using a pillar drill, pupils then made catapult powered racing cars out of plywood. They… Read more »

KS1 Movement Festival

Earlier this month, over 75 Year 1 and 2 pupils from 5 local Primary Schools attended a festival of fun and activity. The morning session consisted of 7 activity stations ranging from multi skill fun to trampolining and gymnastics air track and inflatables. The KS1 pupils worked with our Year 7 Sports Leaders and completed… Read more »

PE and Humanities Year 4 Workshops

40 Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools took part in our PE and Humanities workshops this week.  The pupils enjoyed a rotation of Geography, Religious Education and PE.  Working with their Test Valley pupil helpers, the children designed a postcard in Geography, learned about the symbolism of a Hindu God in R.E and… 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 »

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 »

Year 4 Science and Technology Day

On Tuesday 12th June we saw the return of our annual ‘Science and Technology Day’ (previously known as Rocket Day) for our local primary schools. We were delighted to welcome to our school ninety-four Year 4 pupils and they took part in a variety of exciting activities. Pupils were divided into two groups for the… Read more »

Pupil Council Event

Pupil Council

Test Valley School had the pleasure of welcoming 21 pupils from some of our local primary schools when we hosted the annual Pupil Council Cluster Event. The pupils who attended are all members of the Pupil Council within their own schools and worked alongside eleven of our own Pupil Council representatives.  The pupils began by getting to know each other… Read more »

Year 4 PE & Humanities Workshops

Year 4 PE & Humanities Workshops

Test Valley School welcomed a large group of Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools to come and experience Humanities and PE workshops. The morning was packed with various activities for the pupils to enjoy with Year 9 and 10 pupils supporting as well. The sports activities were based on developing and enhancing skills… Read more »

Dance Festival

Dance festival: TVS Sports Leaders as superheroes

Test Valley School hosted a ‘Superheroes’ themed workshop in dance for our local primary schools. This festival event has been successfully running for 12 years. Sports Leaders, all pupils at Test Valley School, started planning this for this year back in November with Mrs Smith (School Sports Co-ordinator). Pupils from the local primary schools of… Read more »

Year 5 Taster Day

Swimming Pool

This week Test Valley School hosted its Year 5 Taster Day for pupils from over 30 different primary schools. The day is to give them a taster of what life is like at Test Valley School. Theme of the day was an Italian Day and pupils tried various activities including making pizza, learning about Romeo… Read more »