Letters Home

On this page, you will find copies of letters sent home to parents.

Year 7 Bletchley Park Trip – May 5th 2015

Bletchley Park letter to parents

Dear Parent The Mathematics Department is organising a trip to Bletchley Park for Year 7 pupils to support their learning.The aim of the trip is to enrich the pupils’ experience of studying mathematics. This is the second time that this trip has been run and I do believe it will be a really valuable day for all. The visit will enable pupils to tour the location of Britain’s code-breaking centre during the Second World War. It will also include a presentation on ‘The Maths of Enigma’ looking at how mathematics was used to change the course of history. The cost of the trip will… Read more »

GCSE History Visit to ‘Hitler on Trial’

Dear Parent On Friday 6th February 2015 the History department is organising a trip to a theatre in Newbury to participate in a performance of the acclaimed theatrical revision experience known as ‘Hitler on Trial’. Whilst not a requirement of the course this show is designed to help pupils prepare for their GCSE History examination.… Read more »

Headteacher’s Letter, December 2014

Headteacher's Letter December 2014 with PTA_Page_1

Dear Parent I am delighted to report that since my last letter to parents in September our GCSE results for this year have risen again. Our final headline figures for this year are therefore as follows: 69% of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics 83% of pupils achieved A*-C grades… Read more »

Year 11 Prom at Oakley Hall Hotel

Year 11 Prom at Oakley Hall Hotel_Page_1

Dear Parent The Prom Committee have been working very hard to organise a celebration of Year 11 pupils’ five years at Test Valley School. This has culminated in the decision to organise a prom at Oakley Hall Hotel, Rectory Rd, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 7EL on Thursday 25th June 2015 from 7pm to 11pm. The… Read more »

Carol Concert 2014: Year 7 Performance

Carol Concert Y7 2014

Dear Parents, In music lessons, your son/daughter has been learning a couple of Christmas songs and I would like to include a performance of these in this year’s Carol Concert, which takes place at 7pm on Thursday 11th December at St Peter’s Church in Stockbridge. It would be fantastic if a large number of Year… Read more »

Carol Concert 2014

Dear Parent Your son/daughter has expressed an interest in being involved in this year’s Carol Concert, which is taking place on Tuesday 11th December at 7pm in St Peter’s Church, Stockbridge. The choir, orchestra and smaller ensembles and soloists will be performing alongside seasonal readings, staff choir and congregational carols and I would like to… Read more »

African Mask Painting Workshop

Dear Parent On the 18th December all pupils will be following an alternative timetable as part of the PSHE curriculum. Year 7 pupils will be having a cultural awareness day, looking at the continent of Africa. During the course of the day all pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an African mask… Read more »

Year 8 Autumn Term Pupil Report

Year 8 Autumn Term Pupil Report Letter - Nov 2014

Dear Parent We hope that you find the enclosed report helpful in updating you on your child’s progress through their first term in Year 8. Of course, this report only provides a snapshot. It would be very helpful if you could join us on Monday at Year 8 Parents’ Evening to review progress in greater… Read more »

Change for a Tenner

Dear Parent On the Thursday 18th December all Year 9 pupils will be taking part in an Enterprise Day entitled ‘Change for a Tenner!’ Pupils will work in teams as the managers of a business company. The purpose of the activity is for pupils to gain an understanding and appreciation of how businesses have to… Read more »

Recruitment Consultancy Seminar

Recruitment Consultancy Seminar Y10 letter to parents

Dear Parent On Thursday 18th December all Year 10 pupils will be taking part in a careers event entitled Recruitment Consultancy Seminar. The purpose of the activity is for pupils to gain an understanding and appreciation of the interview process and employer expectations. The aim of the day is to make pupils think about different… Read more »

Year 11 Parents’ Evening, Monday 15th December 2014

Year 11 Parents Evening letter Dec 2014

Dear Parents The Year 11 Parents’ Evening will be held on Monday 15th December in the School Hall, from 4.30 – 7.30pm. All subject teachers will be available for consultation and pupils should arrange appointments with them over the next few days. We would encourage all pupils to attend with their parents and play an… Read more »

Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening

Dear Parent You are invited to attend the forthcoming Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening that will be held on Monday 1st December in the School Hall from 4.30 to 7.30pm. Subject teachers will be available for discussions about pupil progress and all pupils need to arrange appointments with them over the next few days. We… Read more »