Category Archives: News


House Events 2017

During the school year many and varied inter-house competitions take place. Click Here to see the full schedule of events.


Autumn Fair

Thank you to everyone that attended the Autumn Fair on Sunday 24th September.  We are pleased to announce that we raised £402.75 which is a fantastic amount!  A big thank you to all of our helpers for enabling us to run this event.

Mrs Pitman


Year 7 CAT Tests

Please click on the link below to see details of the Year 7 CAT Tests
Year 7 CAT Tests


Welcome Back Newsletters September 2017

For Year 7  Click Here
For Year 8&9 Click Here
For Year 10  Click Here
For Year 11  Click Here



Head Teachers Summer Newsletter

Please Click Here to see the Head Teachers Newsletter


Wessex Schools Literary Festival

Testwood School are taking part in the Wessex Schools Literary Festival between 26th June 2017 and Friday 7th July. Click on the link below to see Testwood’s Itinerary.
Testwood Itinerary


Letter from the Progress Leaders

9th June 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to inform you of some changes to Testwood School from September 2017.

The first change will be the progress Leader’s responsible for leading each Year group. Mr Murphy, Assistant Headteacher, will take responsibility for Year 9. Mr Murphy also has responsibility for Attendance and Behaviour across all 5 year groups. Mr Jenkins will continue leading the pastoral care for Years 7 and 8 and Mr Ward will continue working with the current year 9 and 10 cohorts moving into year 10 and 11 respectively. From Monday 12 June all matters related to current Year 8 which require Progress Leader intervention will revert to Mr Murphy.

Communication in the first instance will still be through your child’s tutor as normal.

The second change relates to increased numbers of students choosing to start their educational journey here in Year 7. We must make changes to the tutor group teams in year 9 and year 11 in order for all year groups to be staffed equally in regards to student and staff ratios.

The current 8BL, 10BL and 10EG tutor groups will be dispersed across each of the respective year groups to create equally sized tutor groups, with adequate numbers to enable the excellent pastoral care we provide to continue. We are extremely proud of this strand of our provision and these small changes will have no impact on our approach to the well-being of all of our students. A separate letter will follow to parents affected in those tutor groups shortly.

We hope that this letter clarifies matters but please do not hesitate to contact us in the event of any concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D. Murphy – Assistant Head/ Mr P. Ward – Progress Leader Mr C. Jenkins – Progress
Progress Leader – Yr 11 Yr 9 & 10 Leader – Yr 7 & 8


Year 10’s Freya in National Ad Campaign

Our very own Freya from year 10 has taken part in the Stand up For Cancer National Ad campaign and features on the website and in a promotional video. Click on the links below to see what a great job she did for this very worthy cause.


Newsletter May 2017

Please CLICK HERE to see the half term newsletter.


Year 11 Bulletin 15th May 2017

Please Click on the link below to see the Year 11 Bulletin.
Year 11 Bulletin