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

Inspirational taster day at Pembroke College, Cambridge for Year 11

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On Thursday 4 October 2018, a group of Year 11 students from across the three TENC schools of Ferrers, Huxlow and Rushden were privileged to be invited to a Taster Day at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

It was a fabulous day, aiming to showcase both Pembroke College and Cambridge as a world class university. As well as presentations on the courses on offer and top tips on the application process, the students were given a tour of the college by second year maths student Josh. Not only were they overwhelmed with just how "normal' he was, but also with the beauty of the college and its wonderful old buildings.

After a memorable lunch in the Great Hall, was an interactive lecture on linguistics, delivered by a PhD student. It gave everyone a real insight into what a Cambridge seminar would be like and our students did us proud - really getting to grips with the academic challenges posed and answering really hard questions with enormous confidence and skill!

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The students said:
• "It was such a wonderful experience. I have never been to Cambridge before and it really opened my mind to the options open to me"
• "It was a great day"
• "I really enjoyed the day - it completely changed my perception of Cambridge. It was beautiful"
• "The food was amazing"

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Mrs E Brooker, Director of The East Northamptonshire College (TENC) added: “They are a great group of students who are now setting their sights on outstanding achievement at GCSE and beyond.”