Working Together Achieving Excellence


Working Together Achieving Excellence


Working Together Achieving Excellence


Working Together Achieving Excellence


Working Together Achieving Excellence

Hounsdown is a thriving 11-16 Specialist Science and Leadership comprehensive school situated on the western side of Totton, near the edge of the New Forest. Our school occupies an extensive and attractive 20 acre site which provides superb recreational space. We have 1215 students on roll.

Together, the governors, staff and I are committed to maximising the potential of every individual student by:

  • Developing a culture of respect for everyone within our school
  • Creating and providing a range of curricular and extra curricular activities
  • Providing opportunities and learning experiences for our young people that meet their individual needs and challenges them to succeed
  • Working together to ensure our students develop important life long skills including leadership and communication as well as achieving their very best.

We inspire to develop:

Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, and Responsible Citizens

We are extremely proud of our achievements and always endeavour to improve further.

Mrs J Turvey

School Website Map

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Science Workshop – Monday 16th February 2015, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Letters are being sent out on Monday 9th February to students who have not completed their Additional/Triple Science controlled assessments to the appropriate standard, inviting them to attend a workshop in the Library on Monday 16th February from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm. Please check with your son/daughter’s teacher if you are not sure whether they are expected to attend.

Mrs Moles
Assistant Headteacher (Science)

Gemini Coaches

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been informed by Gemini Coaches that they are installing CCTV on all coaches used for school transport. This is a positive step to reinforce safety measures and to enable Gemini Coaches, as the liable carrier, to identify students who may not be adhering to the safety and good conduct standards we would all expect on their journeys to and from school.

Mr A Dyer
Assistant Headteacher

Road Safety

It has been brought to the school's attention by a member of the local community that a small minority of our students are playing silly games on the way home. This has included a recent reported near miss involving a student and a passing car, as a result of such silly behaviour.

We have sent messages in the past about cyclists and students walking home safely, ensuring good behaviour and consideration of other road users. Your support in spending time explaining the dangers to the young people in your care has definitely improved the safety for all parties involved.

As a school we are sure students understand the dangers of the road, and many may feel they don’t need it re-explaining. However we want to make sure, as much as possible, that we emphasise the importance of common sense, safety and consideration for all road users.

Thank you once again for your consideration and support in relation to this matter.

Mr Wallwork

Year 11 Dual (Core and Additional) Science students

For those parents/carers unable to attend last week's Science information evening, the information provided can be found by following this link. Your child will bring home a revision booklet and information about their current performance over the next few days. Please encourage your child to see Mrs Moles to sign up for a lunchtime or after school revision session and to purchase a revision guide/workbook. Please speak to you child's science teachers in the first instance if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Moles
Assistant headteacher / Science

News and Letters Home

Links to all letters going home to parents, the school calendar and upcoming events.