Testbourne Community School

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Testbourne Community School
Micheldever Road

RG28 7JF

Coordinates51°13′32″N 1°20′07″W / 51.22549°N 1.33514°W / 51.22549; -1.33514Coordinates: 51°13′32″N 1°20′07″W / 51.22549°N 1.33514°W / 51.22549; -1.33514
TypeFoundation School
Local authorityHampshire
Department for Education URN116502 Tables
Age11 to 16

Testbourne Community School in Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, has been a secondary school since the Victorian era and is a foundation school. It educates around 760 students aged 11–16. The Headteacher is currently Jon Beck, who was appointed in September 2017.

Academic standards[edit]

The school was rated as Outstanding by the school regulator Ofsted in its most recent inspection, which took place in November 2010[1] (up from Good in May 2007[2]). The OFSTED inspectors praised[3] the previous headteacher at this “exceptionally well-run school” for her “excellent leadership” and her “relentless focus on improving the school from its good quality at the last inspection.”

Notable achievements[edit]

The school was awarded the Artsmark Silver award in 2004.[4] It previously had performing arts specialist status from 2005.

Kid Witness News[edit]

Students have won several awards in the 'Kid Witness News' competition over the years. In May 2010, a video called B is for Apple won the award for Best Story at the European competition held in Hamburg. They had won the UK Grand Prix and UK Best Story-telling awards at the UK competition held in Derby earlier that month.[5]

In 2009, students won the Global Citizenship Award at the International KWN finals in Japan for their video called Dansez What You Can’t Sez.[6]

The following year, the student’s film Won’t Listen Can’t Hear won 'best soundtrack' and came third overall (out of 626 schools worldwide).[7]


In June 2005, although the school has no dedicated rugby union pitch or posts, their U12 rugby team won its age-group final at The Daily Telegraph Emerging Schools Final at Twickenham in a competition involving 2,000 teams and 40,000 children across the United Kingdom.[8]


  1. ^ "Ofsted report on Testbourne, November 11, 2010" (PDF). Ofsted. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  2. ^ "School welcomes praise for its rising standards". This is Basingstoke (Basingstoke Gazette). 28 July 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Outstanding Results". Whitchurch.org.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Awarded schools" Archived 16 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Arts Council England, accessed 30 December 2007
  5. ^ "‘B is for Apple’ is a Winner!", Whitchurch.org.uk
  6. ^ "Testbourne kids are video winners in Japan (again)!", Whitchurch.org.uk
  7. ^ "KWN Global Awards - Japan 2008" Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Testbourne School News
  8. ^ "Harrow set tone for year of high achievers", Gareth A Davies, The Daily Telegraph, 12 June 2005

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