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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

Arsenal Ladies want Alice for their squad

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Year 8 student Alice Russell has been signed up to Arsenal Ladies Youth Development programme.

The Huxlow Science College student, who is the goalkeeper for Rushden and Diamond’s U14 youth team, beat off competition from across the region to be chosen to train at the Premiership team’s training camp based at the University of Hertfordshire.

This is a dream come true for Alice whose ambition is to become a professional footballer.

She has been playing the sport ever since she can remember along with her two older brothers and dad Mark Russell, who is a boys’ youth coach at Northampton Town Football Club.

She said: “I went for trials in August and had to take part in some skills exercises and play a game.

“I then had to wait a couple of weeks for news and then my dad received an email. I was so pleased as I really love the sport and it’s my ambition to make it into the England side.”

As part of the youth development programme Alice is given expert advice on areas such as nutrition, attends weekly training sessions and also has to provide video diaries of skills practice at home. She is also given complimentary tickets to watch Arsenal Ladies games.

Alice, who also plays for the county side, says she really enjoys the goalkeeping position as she likes it that sometimes she can be the hero of the match.

She said: “In one match we had a penalty shoot out against the league leaders.

“It went down to penalties and as I saved a few of them we won the match.”

She added: “I do get nervous in penalty shoot outs but I know that I can stop the goals so I’m confident. My aim in each game is to keep a clean sheet.”

And this season Alice will have her skills further tested as she now has to play games with adult sized goals.

Unfortunately Alice injured her foot at the start of September and is having treatment before she can return to training.