Hounsdown School

Hounsdown School

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The Governors of Hounsdown School are the admission authority for the school. They have chosen to adopt Hampshire County council's admission policy which was in place prior to the school gaining academy status on 01 August 2011. Hounsdown School works closely with the Local Authority to ensure that the school's admission arrangements are complied with.

The published admission number (PAN) for Hounsdown School for 2018-2019 is 243.

Admissions Policy for 2015/2016
Admissions Policy for 2016/2017
Admissions Policy for 2017/2018
Admissions Policy for 2018/2019

Admissions Policy for 2019/2020

How To Apply


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In Year Application Form

Hounsdown School is an over-subscribed highly successful school situated on the edge of the New Forest with a school community of around 1215 students. We are proud of our traditional values of hard work, honesty, responsibility and respect for others.

We recognise that choosing a school for your son or daughter is an important decision and hope that our website provides you with an informative synopsis of our school. Our prospectus and supplement are also available to download.


The majority of our students join us at the beginning of Year 7, aged 11, primarily from our three local linked primary schools, Foxhills, Abbotswood and Bartley. Transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for all, although we recognise that some may feel anxiety about the change.  We work closely with students and parents to ensure that everyone settles quickly into school life at Hounsdown.  Our school motto, ‘Be the Best that you can be’ is encouragement to both students and staff alike, to reach each individual’s full potential because we believe that getting better never stops.


Applications for admission in the main round at the start of Year 7 are conducted by the Local Authority during the first half of the autumn term when children are in Year 6. Parents of children in Year 6 will receive information about the application process from their child’s current primary school.  Year 6 children attending independent schools but living in Hampshire will need to contact the Hampshire Admissions Team on 0300-555-1377.  Year 6 children living outside Hampshire will need to contact their own Local Authority Admissions Team.  Parents and carers are informed of places allocated by the Local Authority shortly after their list is published.


Admissions to other year groups (‘In Year Admissions’) are managed by Hounsdown School Admissions Authority. To apply, please complete the Hounsdown School Application Form and read the accompanying guidance notes.  Our Admissions Policy provides further information.


Hampshire School Admissions

Thursday 1 March is national offer day for parents who applied on-time for a secondary school place in September 2018. Log in to view the outcome of your online application. Online applicants will also receive an email confirming the application outcome. All other applicants will be sent a letter by post.

If you have not been successful in securing a place for Year 7 in September and wish to lodge an appeal, please complete the attached form.

Hounsdown School Appeals Timetable 2018

For further information on lodging an appeal for a place in Year 7 for September 2018, please see the attached guidance from Hampshire Education Authority.