Establishment Testwood School

URN: 137315

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Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 3ZW
Local authority
Hampshire (850)
Headteacher / Principal
Jennifer Pitman
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137315, DfE number: 850/5406
UKPRN: 10034792
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 15 January 2019)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
17 August 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
16 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Vanessa Ford Appointed by academy members 31 July 2020 31 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
CHRIS BELL Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 March 2021 23 March 2025
Kevin Williams Appointed by GB/board 24 March 2021 23 March 2025
Alison Cottle Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2020 17 December 2024
Nicholas Whitcher Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2020 16 October 2024
DARREN VANN Appointed by academy members 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Gemma Young Appointed by GB/board 13 January 2020 13 January 2024
Dawn Bushrod Appointed by GB/board 4 September 2019 3 September 2023
Hadleigh Garland Appointed by GB/board 17 August 2011 31 August 2023
KIRSTY ODDY Appointed by academy members 8 July 2019 7 July 2023
TRINA SILLENCE Appointed by academy members 5 July 2019 4 July 2023
JUDITH LOUISE MUNRO Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 14 May 2023
Nathan Cheung Appointed by GB/board 8 April 2019 8 April 2023
Jennifer Pitman Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 May 2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Chris Bell Appointed by academy members 5 September 2016
Dawn Bushrod Appointed by academy members 1 January 2015
Gemma Young Appointed by academy members 21 May 2019
Robert Motherwell Appointed by academy members 9 September 2020
Vanessa Ford Appointed by academy members 13 September 2014

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Jennifer Pitman 12 May 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Jackie Barker 26 October 1996 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Robert Motherwell Trustee Appointed by GB/board 29 March 2017 29 March 2021
Nicholas Whitcher Trustee Appointed by academy members 17 October 2016 16 October 2020
Dawn Bushrod Chair of trustees N/A 1 January 2015 30 July 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
New Forest
Totton East
Parliamentary constituency
New Forest East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
New Forest 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
New Forest 004C

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