Head's Welcome

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


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.