Welcome …

Dear all,

Having looked at the weather forecast for this week, we need to move to step 3 of our hot weather procedure. Temperatures are expected to exceed 26° for the rest of the week. This means that for Monday 2nd July students will not have to wear blazers or ties. Staff do not need to wear jackets and ties.

From Tuesday 3rd July – Friday 6th July, students (including our visiting Year 6 students) will be allowed to wear PE Kit. This means that PE top and shorts with trainers may be worn instead of traditional uniform. It is not ‘non-uniform’ and so only PE kit may be worn. Students in upper school who have purchased leggings with Testwood on the side may wear those. No other concessions will be permitted.

Students are encouraged to bring fresh water and sunscreen as well as a sensible hat. PE lessons will be low-impact for the rest of the week. The astro-turf will be closed at lunch times. Students are encouraged to sit under shady areas at lunch and break. We are grateful to the cleaning and caretaking team who are opening windows early in the morning to cool the buildings before everyone arrives.

Thank you for your understanding while we ‘enjoy’ this heatwave. Lessons and learning will be continuing as normal so let’s keep working on improving our attendance rate over the next few weeks until the end of term.

Warm regards,

Mrs J Pitman

I am delighted to inform you that after a lengthy and thorough process, the chair of governors, Mr Murphy and I (ably assisted by Mr Ward and the advice from teachers and tutors) have decided on the positions for 2018/19.

Head Boy – Finley Watton

Head Girl – Eleanor Sawyer

Deputy Head Boy – Rhys Coombes

Deputy Head Girl – Eve Matthews

Jessica Hood, Hollie Ridd, Emily Fenner, Ben Bridge and Isobelle Prince will form a legacy group and will work with staff and students to improve pupil voice during the year too.

Many thanks to all of the staff who assisted with the interviews for prefect positions and who helped identify this very strong group of talented students. Many thanks to all of the parents who have supported Testwood in the development of these smashing students.

Hampshire Safe
Hampshire Safe is a 13-strong secondary schools’ and colleges’ initiative that Testwood School is supporting, spanning the Waterside and the New Forest, working together to keep our young people safe from substance misuse. Here is a video made by Brockenhurst college to highlight the issues.

Welcome to the Testwood School website. I am honoured and privileged to be the Headteacher of this ambitious 11-16 Secondary School which converted to Academy status in 2011.

Our aim is to prepare every student for their future lives while they are at Testwood by providing them with the best curriculum choices and the most supportive pastoral care. Having chosen Testwood for your child, it is our job to provide them with everything they need to thrive and succeed. In partnership with parents and carers, we will work with you to ensure a happy, challenging and rewarding experience within the school environment.

I hope you find this website useful and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.

Mrs. J.A. Pitman – Headteacher

Email: j.pitman@testwood.hants.sch.uk


The Testwood Video