Hounsdown School - A Science College



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 2024-2025 is 261.

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Moving from Year 6 to Year 7


Most 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 here at Hounsdown.


Frequently asked Questions  

If you have any specific questions about the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, then please email us at Transition@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk.

Our Admissions Process 

Applications for admission to 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.

Hounsdown School Appeals Timetable 

Applying for a place 'in-year'


Applications for admission to any year group, can be considered at any time.  To apply for an 'in-year' place at Hounsdown School, please complete the Hounsdown School Application Form in accordance with the guidance notes at the end of the application form.


You will receive a reply in writing from the school, normally within 10 school days.


Alternatively, you can complete the in-year application form online at: www.hants.gov.uk/admissions


Hampshire School Website links 

Our Prospectus

I hope that our prospectus below reflects the enormous pride that we have in our school. Hounsdown is a highly successful and popular school with a strong emphasis on the traditional values of hard work, honesty, responsibility and respect for others.

Our school has high expectations of students, staff, parents and governors alike and we work in close partnership in order to ensure that everyone strives to give of their best. We especially value our collaboration with parents; working together to ensure every young person in our care is challenged and reaches their full potential.

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