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 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 1251 students on roll.

Together, the governors and staff 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, communication, as well as achieving their very best.

Our school motto is 'Be the best that you can be'

We aspire 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
Executive Headteacher

Mr D Veal
Associate Headteacher

HPV Vaccination Programme

Dear Parent/Carer,

The school nursing team will be in school on Thursday 1st October carrying out vaccinations for the HPV protection.

Please can you remind your daughter to see the nurse on this day for her vaccination.

Open Morning

On Monday 12th October there will be a further Open Morning for prospective students and their Parents/Carers.

The tours will commence at 9am and 10am. If you would like to attend please phone the school to book an appointment.

We look forward to showing you around.

Mrs Langley-Bliss
Assistant Headteacher

Apprenticeship Opportunities 2015 - 2016

Brockenhurst College

Hounsdown GCSE results 2015 - Well Done to all 2015 Year 11 Leavers

We are absolutely delighted and thrilled for our students as 72% of them achieved an A*-C in both English and Maths, 69% achieved 5+GCSEs at A*-C and 66% of students achieved 5+ A* -Cs including English and Maths. This year we have seen a 5% increase on our results from 2014, at a time when GCSE exams are getting harder.

Impressively,47% of the year group achieved at least 1 A*/A grade and 22 students achieved 8+ A*/As, some achieving 11 or 12 straight A*/As across the board. Isabel Hampson achieved 10 A*s and 3As; Fran Selles 9 A*s and 3As;Melissa Polychronakis 9A*s and 1A; Darci New 6A*s and 4As; Amy Ashton 6A*s and 4As; Jasmine Phillips 4A*s, 6As and 1B; Adam Buckingham 7A*s, 3As and 1B.

Congratulations to the following students on achieving and making the most progress in their year group from their entry point ( Key Stage 2 levels to GCSE results): Rebecca Jerram, Tess Smith, Imre Ocks, Mary Salliss, Bradley Wrann, Rebecca Stevens, Megan Hinton, Francisco Selles, Adam Schofield, Francesca De Feo, Elizabeth Pound, Adam Buckingham, Milly Roberts, Michael Holgate, Josie Elliott, Leona Goodwin, Rhianydd Philp, Harry Watson and Kelly-Marie Lane.


In English 89% of students achieved an A*-C grade and 76% achieved an A*-C in Maths.
These results reflect the hard work and commitment of the students with the outstanding support of staff and parents. Congratulations and well done to all Year 11 students on their individual achievements.

Mrs Turvey
Executive Headteacher
Hounsdown School

Information on Penalty Notices for non-attendance at school

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find attached information regarding the latest attendance changes that came into effect in September 2015. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Hard copies of these are available in school.

Mrs B Langley-Bliss
Assistant Headteacher

The following documents relating to student attendance, can be downloaded here:

Attendance Letter for all parents
Attendance Policy June 2015
Code of conduct letter to Parents and Carers 2015
Penalty Flyer
Transition Flyer
Parenting Pre-Teens & Teenagers Flyer

School Website Map

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

News and Letters Home

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