Educational and leisure areas

Screenshot - p13 A-DThe main educational and leisure facilities in the southeastern part of the town include the Whitchurch C of E Primary School (B) located north of the Knowlings, built in 1972 and recently extended; this is set in extensive grounds that slope down towards the River Test. The Testbourne Community School (C) located nearby, south of Micheldever Road, takes pupils from 11 to 16 and is housed in a mixture of inter-war and post-war traditional designs in red brick and post-war system buildings. As well as providing facilities for full-time students during school hours, the campus is well located as a base for community activities such as further education, individual and local club, indoor and outdoor sports, theatrical and musical events and exhibitions.

Situated at the rear of Testbourne is the Longmeadow Sports Centre (D), accessed from Winchester Road in functional post-war buildings that are well used socially. The facilities provided include changing rooms for the sports facilities that are complimentary to those at Testbourne and include squash, indoor and outdoor bowls and a football pitch used by the local and junior foot ball teams.

Screenshot - p13 Whitchurch Silk Mill

The Whitchurch Silk Mill

The Whitchurch Cricket Club pitch is located on Church Street opposite the parish church and the thatched pavilion has been augmented by a newly-built structure with shower and changing facilities.

Other facilities elsewhere in the town include the Rising Fives pre-school off Wells Lane, the play centre off Evingar Road and a nursery in the Bere Hill area.