Head's Welcome

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

Excellent post-16 results at Huxlow Science College

Students at Huxlow Science College are today (August 16th) celebrating some outstanding A level and BTEC results.

Year on year, Huxlow students achieve exceptional post-16 results in Science and Maths, and this year is no exception. William Parker achieved three A’s in Physics, Chemistry and Maths and these outstanding results secure his place at Nottingham University to study Physics. Harley Hadingham also performed exceptionally well in the same subjects, gaining 2 A’s and a B; he now looks forward to a career in Chemical Engineering with the Navy, where he will complete his degree. Darcy Tiernan was also delighted with her results in Maths, Chemistry and Biology, which have gained her a place to study Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) at Leicester University.

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William Parker (left) achieved three A’s and Harley Hadingham (right) gained two A’s and a B in Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

BTEC vocational students performed particularly well in Sport, Applied Science and Health & Social Care. 100% of students who studied Applied Sciences gained the equivalent to B or above. Emily Underwood achieved two Distinctions in Applied Science alongside A levels in Psychology and Sociology and an excellent A grade in the Extended Project Qualification, which assures her university entry to study Animal Management and Welfare. Ashleigh Massingham gained two Distinction* and a Distinction in Health & Social Care and is now looking forward to doing Education Studies at De Montfort University. Grace Forton’s excellent BTEC results in Health & Social Care (Distinction* and two Distinctions) gained her a place at Reading University to read Language Sciences, after which she intends to pursue a career in Speech Therapy.

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From left, Georgia Pontin, Grace Forton and Courtney McManus have secured places at Portsmouth, Reading and Northampton Universities respectively.

Headteacher Steve Gordon said: “These are excellent outcomes for our students who have studied A levels and BTECs. It is down to the hard work of both students and staff. We have offered high quality careers advice to ensure that all students have studied courses that are well tailored to their talents and aspirations. This has resulted in some prestigious university destinations for our students as well as sought-after apprenticeships, further education and employment prospects.

“We have left no stone unturned in terms of teaching and learning and we are really proud of our students and the incredible commitment they have shown to their studies. Congratulations to the individuals who have achieved exceptional results which will secure their first choice of university.”

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Head Boy Jack Pontin (second left) will study Adult Nursing at the University of East Anglia and Ashleigh Massingham (second right) will read Education Studies at De Montfort University.

This year, the secondaryschool welcomed its largest sixth form to date, with the new Sixth Form Centre offering Year 12 and 13 students a dedicated area to pursue their studies and enjoy a thriving community hub. Numbers are due to rise again in September 2018, with more students each year choosing Huxlow for their post-16 studies.

Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), combining the strengths of the three schools. With a long and excellent tradition of success, TENC offer students from across East Northamptonshire the widest range of courses in the county.

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Huxlow Science College students Darcy Tiernan, Head Girl Georgia Pontin, and Lauren Reid are looking forward to bright futures in Biochemistry, Television & Broadcasting and Psychology respectively.

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Huxlow Science College students are looking forward to a bright future following excellent exam results.