Hounsdown School - A Science College

Contact Us

General Enquiries

If you have an enquiry, please contact reception where Mrs A Grassie or Miss M Murtagh will be happy to help / can re-direct your enquiry if necessary.

023 8086 2981 (08:00 to 16:00 on Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 15:30 on Friday)

Click on the below options to view other ways to contact the school...

Report student illness / absence

By 08:35 in the morning, please call 02380 862981, select option 1 and leave a message detailing...


  • The student's name
  • Their Tutor Group
  • The nature of their illness / appointment
  • When they are expected to return.


Please note that absence must be reported to the school by 10am (and every day for the duration of absence).

Urgent information

If you are worried about the immediate safety or well-being of a student, contact us immediately or come into school and tell us you have a ‘serious safeguarding/safety issue’.  This will be followed up immediately.


If the school is closed, Students, parents and carers can email safeguarding@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk to report any concerns, 365 days a year.

Important (but NOT urgent) information

Teacher, tutor or support staff questions, information or advice


We will tell you who this has passed to within 48 hours (2 school days). You should receive a reply or further contact, within 5 school days.

If you don’t get a timely response or have a further question

Call 02380 862981 or email admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk asking for a message to go to…


  • Subject Leader (one subject only)
  • Year Leader (more than one subject area or pastoral concerns)
  • SENCO (for Special Educational Need queries)

If you have a serious complaint or not had your issue resolved

Call 02380 862981 or email admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk and ask for escalation to Senior Staff (SLT) and state that you would like a member of SLT to contact you as soon as possible.  Such instances will be acknowledged within 48 hours (2 school days) and replied to in 5 school days or 20 days if an investigation is required.


You may wish to come in to school and ask to speak to someone directly; a duty member of staff or SLT will be able to hear your concerns.  If SLT are unable to resolve your concern, please write to the Headteacher via admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk or in writing.


If the Headteacher is unable to resolve your concern, they will direct you to the school’s Chair of Governors.


We hope the above will address your concerns, but if not, we always co-operate with the ESFA / DfE to resolve any complaints made to them.


Mr D Veal

Mr D Clark

Mrs A Hixon
Chair of Governors




Contact: Call 023 8086 2981, email  admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk
or in writing to the school address below.


Full list of Governors and Trust Members for the Hounsdown Academy Trust

School Address:

Hounsdown School, Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 9FT

School visits:

School visits are always welcomed.  To arrange an appointment, please email admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk and read our School Health & Safety information.

Respecting each other:  We expect to speak to and treat all visitors to our school community politely and with respect and ask the same in return.

Finding the school:

If you would like a free paper copy of any of the information on our website, please email admin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk.