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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

At Huxlow we believe that students who are happy, feel safe and are taught well will enjoy school and as a result be successful.

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted June 2016 stated that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

Students are challenged to be as good as they possibly can be and supported to achieve this. Academic success is hugely important to us and we have a rich history of students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds achieving as well as they could.

However, schools are about far more than academic success and we believe that developing “The Whole Child” is one of our core responsibilities. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

I am hugely proud of our school and am happy to extend an invitation to all Parents/ Carers to come and visit us during the school day. Please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk and we will arrange a convenient time.

Mr S Gordon
Headteacher

Spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop comes to Huxlow

The University of Leicester and the Royal Society of Chemistry brought their spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop to Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough. One sixth-form student declared it was “the best organic chemistry lesson ever!” The workshop was based on a crime scene investigation, with students running liquid samples through a spectrophotometer and finding the culprit by analysing spectra. The cost of the sophisticated equipment involved is in the tens-of-thousands, making this a very unique opportunity for post-16 students.

Students involved in the workshop were all part of The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), which combines the strengths of Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy at post-16 level. The joint provision has the most comprehensive choice of subjects in the County, consisting of twenty nine A Levels plus ten BTEC Level 3 courses and four Level 2 post-sixteen options.

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