News about ‘Progression’

GCSE Exams Contingency Day 2020

Dear Parents, We would like to make you aware that the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) in conjunction with the awarding bodies, have added a ‘contingency day’ date to the GCSE calendar in case of major national or local disruption to exams and exams may be moved to this date if required. The date that… Read more »

GCSE Textiles and Designs Soar Above National GCSE Average


Mrs Cross (Subject Leader for Food and Textiles) is delighted to report that 100% of Test Valley School pupils passed their Textiles and Designs GCSE with 85% achieving grades of A* – C, which is well above the national average of 74%.

Welcome (Back)!

Year 7 2018

Welcome to all of our pupils, in particular our new 7 Year pupils.  We asked them how the first week of school went and their comments included: “I made lots of friends!” “I found new subjects I didn’t know I liked.” “I have done more things, like subjects and PE, which I haven’t done before.”… Read more »

Key Stage 4 Results August 2018

Exam Results

Test Valley School is celebrating the achievements of their pupils. Results in English and Mathematics were excellent with 73% and 75% of pupils respectively achieving at least a grade 4 or above (equivalent to old A*-C). Pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics were also up 7% compared to last year.… 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 »

Farewell to Test Valley’s Year 11 Pupils

Farewell to Test Valley’s Year 11 pupils

On the last day of half term Test Valley said a formal farewell to our Year 11 Pupils as they start study leave. The day was full of mixed emotions for all. There was a buzz of excitement in the air for what the future may hold but there were also many tears from pupils… Read more »

Exam Season


Last week saw the start of the GCSE examinations for our Year 11 pupils. Over the coming weeks they will be busy revising to achieve the results they have worked so hard for. Good luck to all of you!

Year 9 Futures Event

Year 9 Futures Event:

Research shows that on average people now change their jobs every 4 to 5 years. What ever happened to the job for life? Technology and efficiency came along removing the need for many traditional jobs and replacing them with different jobs. This leaves our current school pupils posing the question: What can I do for a… Read more »

Year 7 Green Global Challenge

As part of the Learn to Learn programme, Year 7 were introduced to their latest topic ‘Green Global Challenge’ as a whole year group with staff team teaching the lead in activity. Year 7 are currently working in small groups to research and present a fully costed idea to reduce one of the school’s utility bills.… Read more »

Andover College Interviews

Over the past week our Year 11 pupils have been attending interviews for a place at Andover College once they have completed their journey here at Test Valley. Many of the staff from Andover College complimented our pupils on their exceptional behaviour and for the way they conducted themselves throughout the interview process. Interviews for… Read more »

Sparsholt College Open Day

Sparsholt College Open Day

On Thursday 18th January it was a very cold and windy day, nevertheless thirty-six of our Year 9 pupils visited Sparsholt College for their 14-16 College Open Day. There were a range of courses on offer including Equine, Animal Management and Fisheries, Engineering, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and Agriculture. All pupils had a fantastic time despite… Read more »