Welcome

Working Together Achieving Excellence

Welcome

Working Together Achieving Excellence

Welcome

Working Together Achieving Excellence

Welcome

Working Together Achieving Excellence

Welcome

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
Headteacher


School Website Map

To help navigate our website easier, we have put together a list of key information which may be of interest.

Well done and thank you to all students for being well equipped for the recent end of year Science exam, and for doing a good job. We are currently looking at the results to identify which students will follow the Triple Science pathway next year and which students will be better suited to Dual Science. This will be based on performance across the year and not just the end of year exam result. Letters will go home to students and parents informing them of the outcome by Friday 3rd July. The priority is making sure that students are following the course that gives them the best opportunity to be successful. Anyone achieving strongly, so far, will have the opportunity to study Triple Science if they wish and will be encouraged to do so. Students whose prior performance has shown that they are likely to struggle with the demands of the Triple Science course will be recommended for Dual (Core and Additional) Science. Either way, there will be the opportunity to talk to us if students or parents are concerned about the pathway that is recommended. For those who are considering post-16 options, achieving at grade B or above in two or more Sciences is usually the criteria to be eligible to study A Level Sciences, but colleges do not usually have a preference between dual or triple award students - it is the quality of the grades that counts. However, those aiming to follow strongly academic courses at top Universities may be better prepared if they follow the Triple Science course. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your son/daughter’s Science teacher in the first instance.

Best wishes

Mrs Moles

Post 16 Updates

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Totton College
Tauntons College
Barton Peveril
Southampton City College

News and Letters Home

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