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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

Spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop comes to Huxlow

The University of Leicester and the Royal Society of Chemistry brought their spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop to Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough. One sixth-form student declared it was “the best organic chemistry lesson ever!” The workshop was based on a crime scene investigation, with students running liquid samples through a spectrophotometer and finding the culprit by analysing spectra. The cost of the sophisticated equipment involved is in the tens-of-thousands, making this a very unique opportunity for post-16 students.

Students involved in the workshop were all part of The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), which combines the strengths of Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy at post-16 level. The joint provision has the most comprehensive choice of subjects in the County, consisting of twenty nine A Levels plus ten BTEC Level 3 courses and four Level 2 post-sixteen options.

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