Toynbee School

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Toynbee School
Established 1929
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Mr Matthew Longden
Location Chandlers Ford
SO53 2PL
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116411 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 154
Students 1532
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16

Toynbee School is an 11-16 (no sixth form) secondary school in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. The head teacher is Mr Matthew Longden.[1][2]


Toynbee School was first formed in 1929 when it was called the 'Eastleigh Boys Senior School' and was based on Derby Road. In 1932 the school was moved to newer, more modern buildings on Leigh Road and became known as Toynbee Road Secondary Boys School. In 1964 the school moved again and became co-educational with the Chamberlayne Road Girls School. The school first became known as Toynbee School when it moved to the North End buildings on Leigh Road. Toynbee School became a comprehensive school after this move. Toynbee School moved to its present site on Bodycoats Road, Chandler's Ford in 1977.[3]


Toynbee School's curriculum is "broad and balanced"[4] according to the school so as to provide the framework for pupils to have the "skills, knowledge, attitudes and values which will help them play a full and useful role in all aspects of adult society."[1] Toynbee School has a school day longer than the national average.[1]

Pupils with specific learning difficulties receive special educational support.[1]


Toynbee School has nine science laboratories, language rooms, maths rooms, English rooms, four ICT suites with broadband internet access, design technology rooms, art rooms, a theatre and dance studio, seventeen music rooms with practice areas and a large sports hall with changing and storage facilities. There are also tennis courts, sports fields and hard court facilities. There is also a Learning Resource Centre staffed by a full-time librarian.[1]


School Governors help run the school. They have the responsibility of ensuring that the school is run according to the needs and wishes of the local community. They also have to support, protect and promote the interests of the school, its pupils and its staff. The school governing body has to take a strategic overview of school related issues.

School Governors do not have to be experts in education as the school believes this is the role of the headteacher and the teaching staff of the school.

School governors are expected to work as a member of the governing body with their best interests in the school and have to commit time to attend meetings and promote the school and its activities. They also have to become familiar with general education issues and developments as well as current issues and developments in the school.[5]

The current school governors are:[6][7]

  • Chair of Governors: Mr J Steer
  • Vice Chair of Governors: Prof John Preston
  • Head Teacher: Mr M Longden
  • LEA Governor: Mrs T Smith
  • LEA Governor: Mr A Hottle
  • LEA Governor: Mr P Callus
  • LEA Governor: Prof J Webster
  • Community Governor: Mrs G Brock
  • Community Governor: Mrs J Circuit
  • Community Governor: Mr S Maclean
  • Community Governor: Mr T Searle
  • Parent Governor: Mr P Anghelides
  • Parent Governor: Mrs P Parentia
  • Parent Governor: Mrs A Miller
  • Parent Governor: Mr R Bobbins
  • Parent Governor: Mr S Rosling
  • Staff Governor: Mre E Le Geyt
  • Staff Governor: Mr S Hindle
  • Staff Governor: Mr S Smith
  • Clerk to Governors: Mrs S Pearson

Academic Performance[edit]

Ofsted Reports


  1. ^ a b c d e "Toynbee School Website". Toynbee School. 
  2. ^ "Hampshire Website: Toynbee School". Hampshire County Council. 
  3. ^ "History". Toynbee School. 
  4. ^ "About the school". Toynbee School. 
  5. ^ "Governors Role". Toynbee School. 
  6. ^ "Governors List". Toynbee School. 
  7. ^ "Toynbee School Governors List". Hampshire County Council. 

Coordinates: 50°58′42″N 1°22′26″W / 50.978372°N 1.373925°W / 50.978372; -1.373925