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


Huxlow’s annual Presentation Evening for outstanding achievements

On Wednesday 9th November 2016, Huxlow held its annual Presentation Evening, to award students for a huge range of outstanding achievements. Governor, Mr D McVean, welcomed the students and their families. Mr S Gordon, Headteacher, then introduced our special guest for the evening, Anna Kompaniets, a former Huxlow student. Her captivating account of her studies at the “creative powerhouse” of Goldsmiths (University of London) and her career in the fashion industry, working for Vivienne Westwood, was a great inspiration to our current students.

Awards were then presented by Anna and Mrs L Gauvrit, Assistant Headteacher, to our current Year 8-11 students for their achievements over the course of the last academic year (2015-16):

  • Endeavour Awards: Certificates are awarded to those students who have consistently produced good work throughout the year in five or more subjects
  • Progress Awards: These are awarded to students with special educational needs for a variety of reasons
  • Best and Most Improved Student Awards for each curriculum area: The Learning Leader or Head of Department announced the reasons why each student had been nominated to receive their trophy and certificate. Committed, conscientious, responsible, outstanding, exceptional, creative, enthusiastic, passionate, talented and dedicated are just some of the adjectives which were used excessively throughout the evening
  • Gerald Prince Award: Named in honour of a former member of staff, this award goes to the best overall male and female student in Year 9.
  • Steph Reynolds Award: Again, named in honour of a former member of staff, this award goes to the best overall male and female student in Year 8.
  • Prefects: Year 11 students were recognised for the time and effort they dedicate to their duties as prefects.
  • House Captains and Senior House Captains: A new addition to the Presentation Evening programme, House Captains are the students who have recently been elected by their peers to lead in House activities over the coming year.
  • Head students: Having undergone a challenging application process, these sixth form students represent Huxlow at many events both within the school and in our community.
  • Ambassadors: Students who have been nominated by their form tutors as exceptional role models for their peers and ambassadors for the school were presented with a certificate and badge.
  • College Council: Students who have been selected by their peers to represent their year group’s views were recognised for their commitment.

The Head Boy and Head Girl gave a vote of thanks, to close this remarkable evening. “Presentation Evening was a great success; there was a massive turn out with up to 400 people in the Hall – a very big thank you to everyone involved” said Mr S Gordon.