Test Valley School were delighted to celebrate the successes and achievements of their former pupils at their Annual Presentation Evening.
Certificates and awards were presented to former pupils by guest of honour, Mike Bushell, BBC Sports presenter. He gave former pupils, their parents, teachers, governors and invited guests an inspirational talk on resilience and believing in yourself. He advised pupils to take the platform Test Valley School has provided to pursue their passions and take up the opportunities that are out there.
Awards and certificates were presented to pupils for achievement in individual subjects, in recognition of their contribution to the life of school, personal endeavour and achievement. The awards are generously sponsored every year by a large number of local businesses, associations, individuals and parish councils. Many were represented on the evening and the school is very grateful for their support.
The evening was a fitting celebration for pupils, 73% of whom achieved grade 4 or above in English and 75% a grade 4 or above in Mathematics (equivalent to old A* – C). Pupils are also to be congratulated for their results in many other subjects again this year, with the highest achiever being awarded grade 9 (the highest GCSE grade) in eight subjects.
Test Valley School is a mixed 11-16 secondary school on the outskirts of Stockbridge serving a wide local community. It’s motto is “in pursuit of personal excellence” and former pupils are continuing to follow this, with 98% of pupils having gone on to pursue A levels, college courses and apprenticeships.