News about ‘Events’

Presentation Evening: 21st November 2019

Main Hall

Past Year 11 pupils are invited to their Annual Presentation Evening on Thursday 21st November at 6:45pm in the main school hall. The formal part of the evening will involve the presentation of the GCSE certificates to all who attend with a number of special trophies and prizes being awarded to some pupils.  The address… Read more »

Summer Sizzler

Recently, the PTA held a Summer Sizzler event to provide a fantastic opportunity for our new September intake pupils and families to meet with staff, current pupils and parents in a fun event centred around our amazing pool.   The sun shone and people turned up to enjoy a fantastic evening of swimming, rounders, inflatables, and food… Read more »

Donation of a 3D Printer

This wonderful machine is an Objet Pro, fully professional, 3D Printer kindly donated to the school by a local Stockbridge resident, Rhys Richards, an extremely generous Engineer who wanted his machine to benefit young people.  We are now looking for the support of an engineering company sponsor to help seed the set-up costs of the cartridges to enable us… Read more »

Lego Engineering Challenge

A number of pupils opted to take part in the Lego engineering challenge during activities week. A day of working in teams to complete different challenges. The first challenge was to build a Lego structure which would scatter the furthest when released from a fixed height.  Two pupils built a system to hold and release… Read more »

Test Valley School Prom

Botley Grange Hotel provided a fantastic venue for the Year 11 prom. The event was attended by most Year 11 pupils and very well supported by members of staff.  Pupils arrived in an assortment of vehicles, including a dancing Tesla and a mirrored Mercedes! Pupils enjoyed a generous buffet and danced the night away, packing… Read more »

Annual Flower Festival

Test Valley School took part in the Annual Flower Festival, held at St. Peter’s Church, Stockbridge.  This year’s theme was ‘Countries’, so we chose a traditional English country garden as our theme. Mrs Gleeson, with the help of some Year 10 pupils, made the planting boxes which were then painted by Mrs Hardy and a… Read more »

Sparsholt Futures

Sparsholt Futures on Wednesday 13th June gave the enquiring minds of our Year 9 the opportunity to see how future technology can be used in our industries. Everything from a mechanical horse, to a remote controlled bank climbing lawn mower, to drones being used by the police, just scratches the surface of the experiences Year 9… Read more »

Fun Run

Walking, trotting and running around our sports field to help raise funds for our school swimming pool, Test Valley pupils took part in an after school fun run.  This was a great event well supported by staff, PTA and, most importantly, our pupils. In a bid to run the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats,… Read more »

Stockbridge Fete

The PTA were out in force at the Stockbridge Community Fete last weekend.  The PTA and pupil helpers raised funds for our pool by selling a range of drinks and snacks. The school’s animal petting centre was also very popular.  Our volunteers had a great day, sharing our animals and encouraging the local community to… 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 »

Engineering Challenge

On Wednesday 15 May, 11 pupils from Year 9 formed two teams, travelled to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil and took part in the area Key Stage 3 Engineering Challenge. This trip was offered to pupils who have opted for GCSE DT. The event set a complicated challenge and required pupils… Read more »

A Star in the Making

Our congratulations go to Daisy Mansfield who recently took part in the British National Dressage Championship.  Daisy achieved 9th place out of a huge class of 32. This is a massive achievement for someone of her age to be placed in the top ten at a National Championship and we wish her every success for… Read more »