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



Uniform orders

Suitable clothing is available from many local shops and stores but certain items are only available from our College suppliers, 'Karlsports'.

Karlsports’ order form   ‘Karlsports’ website

'Karlsports' order forms are always available from Reception or can be downloaded above. You can order uniform directly from Karlsports' website at the link above. Alternatively, please return order forms to Reception with the correct money or cheque made payable to ‘Karlsports’ in a named sealed envelope clearly stating UNIFORM ORDER. Uniform will be delivered directly to your address or directly to the school.


School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of the school and sets an appropriate tone. It instils
pride and supports positive behaviour and discipline. It also encourages identity with the school as well as a greater
level of professional standards.

Huxlow Science College has some simple conduct expectations on personal presentation. From September 2021, all
our students are expected to follow these expectations consistently and without question when on site. Daily checks
in form time will enable a clear monitoring of these expectations and our Disruption Free Learning process will be used

Full School uniform is as follows and applies to all students:

• Navy blue blazer with Huxlow logo
• Navy blue jumper V-necked Sweatshirt with College Logo to be worn under the blazer (optional)
• Black knee-length tailored skirt or a pair of plain black tailored trousers (black belt if required)
• White collared shirt
• House Tie
• Pair of black polishable or patent shoes (with heels lower than 6cm, with backs i.e., not mules)
• Pair of white or black socks or a pair of black tights

In cold weather, a plain coat (blue or black) can be worn over the blazer whilst outside. A fleece with college
logo is also available to order.

All Year 7 and Year 8 students will be required to attend school in their full school uniform every day. We are now able to make the changing rooms available to them for PE lessons and they should bring their PE kit to change into on PE days. Other year groups should continue to wear PE Kit only on PE lesson days. We are endeavouring to find extra changing facilities to enable Year 9, Year 10, and Year 11 to return to full school uniform soon and will inform you when this is possible.

At the start of the next academic year (2021/2022) all students will be required to wear their PE kit on days they
have a PE lesson. Please note our Disruption Free learning system will be used for those students who wear this on
the wrong days. Once COVID restrictions are clear, we will review our stance of PE kit being worn to school.

Our full PE kit is as follows and applies to all students:

• Rugby shirt or PE sweatshirt or a hoodie with college logo
• Navy tracksuit bottoms, navy pair of leggings or navy skort with or without College PE logo 
• Navy quick-dry T-shirt with College logo
• Pair of navy socks or white sports socks
• Pair of plain trainers (black or white)
• Pair of football boots

All these items are available via Karl Sports www.karlsportsclothing.co.uk. KarlSports have a shop at Unit 7 Trafalgar
Road, Kettering NN168DB (Just behind B&Q). They can also be contacted through their enquiries line: 03300 080401.

All uniform orders will be delivered directly to you. If you would like the uniform to be delivered to a sibling in school,
please indicate both names and year groups on your order form.

Jewellery is not considered suitable for College, with the exception of a watch, a single pair of ‘sleeper’ or ‘stud’ earrings (one in each ear) and one plain signet ring. Body and facial piercing is not acceptable and will be asked to be removed.

Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable. Hair may only be dyed to a naturally occurring hair colour. The College reserves the right to judge what is, in its opinion, extreme. Hair should be tied back if requested for health and safety reasons during PE, Science and Design Technology lessons.

Nails (varnish or false nails)
False nails are not acceptable. False nails cannot be worn during term time. If worn students need to remove them. A letter will be issued to parents with a clear deadline. No extreme colour of varnish is accepted. The College reserves the right to judge what is, in its opinion, extreme.

Years 7 and 8 - Make-up is not acceptable to be worn at College.
Years 9, 10 and 11 – A reasonable amount of lightly applied make-up is permitted; the College will reserve the right to judge what a reasonable amount is, in its opinion. Eyelashes are not appropriate to be worn at College.

Hats / cover-up / hoods on
Students cannot wear any cover-ups including hoods on site.

From September, the following will not be accepted, and our Disruption Free Learning system will be applied
according to our behaviour policy:

• Skinny trousers
• Jeans
• Leggings
• Tube skirts
• Mini skirts
• Knee-high socks
• Trainers of any kind (unless a PE day)
• Hoodies (unless a Huxlow hoodie on PE days)
• Boots or canvas shoes
• Hat (of any kind)
• Bright coloured coats or jackets

Thank you once again for supporting us to ensure we maintain the highest possible standards at Huxlow Science


All students are expected to provide the following essential equipment:

  • • A suitable bag (large enough to carry books and P.E. kit)
    • At least one blue or black pen, a pencil, a ruler and a reading book (compulsory)
    • A rubber, some coloured crayons (optional)


Personal Property

Parents are strongly advised not to send children to College with any large sums of money or valuable items such as phones, watches or jewellery. It must be emphasised that neither teachers, the College nor the Local Authority can take responsibility should any valuables be lost, damaged or stolen. If parents wish to let their children bring such valuable items to College they are advised to make their own arrangements to insure against the risks involved. All items of clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

PE Uniform
School Uniform Letter
Remote Learning Policy