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


Careers Programme 2019/2020

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Mar20 Careers programme

access Agreement

national careers week

National Careers Week 2020

Apprenticeship support and knowledge

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges Programme has resources for all years, including Sixth Form.

Gatsby Benchmarks

 labour market information


careermap - career Magazine

CIAG Policy

careers websites 

Buzz Quiz



Careers Entersprise

Could you help us help you? https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/give-an-hour

Could you give an hour?  We'd like to invite you to give an hour and make a difference to the future career choices that a young person makes.  Our aim is to ensure that our young people leave us with a complete passport of skills, knowledge, attitude and qualifications required by employers.

You could help our students meet Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees and 6: Experiences of workplaces.  Could you help shape the next generation of employees?  Your real life encounters could help our students prepare for the world of work in the following ways:

  • Employer talks and assemblies
  • CV preparation and mock interviews
  • Site visits
  • Work shadowing

Please contact Mrs Jacqueline Holmes if you are able to support us at Huxlow with employer engagement. j.holmes@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

our partners:

South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP)



Supporting school and college staff to embed employer-led core skills competencies into the curriculum, and promote and showcase activity that inspires young people into careers in high growth sectors.



UNIFROG - not just for University!   


Used by Y12 and Y13 for about 18 months, this has now been introduced to Y7-11.  It forms a one stop shop for all careers related learning, supports our LORIC focus to help build the whole child.  Students can explore how interests lead to different education and training pathways.  See what steps need to be ticked off to stand the best chance of application success.  Study experts guides explaining how to navigate each step in the application process.  Use MOOC's to try out different subject areas.





The UCAS website is full of information for students who are considering university as their next steps - from their initial registration, through to university and course choices and advice on writing their personal statement



The National Citizen Service (NCS)


The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 16-17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland, funded largely by money from the UK Government.  The scheme takes place in the summer or autumn (coinciding with the school holidays) and usually consists of :

  • Phase 1 ('Adventure'): Five days at an outdoor activity centre
  • Phase 2 ('Discovery'): Work experience and mentoring
  • Phase 3 ('Social Action'): Run a local social action project
  • Phase 4 ('Celebration'): A special 'graduation' event

Volunteers usually pay £50 each to take part in the scheme, but there are bursaries for those from low-income households.



University of Northampton (UoN)


We work closely with UoN to access a comprehensive suite of activities that support and inspire our young people.  The programme informs learners of all ages about the range of opportunities and pathways open when considering higher education.  The university supports us with all stages of UCAS and engages with students right down to Y8.



University of Cambridge

PembrokeUni of Cambridge

Our linked College is Pembroke, we take a group of high flying Y11s every year to experience a day at one of the world's most prestigious Universities.  This is followed up with the CUSU Shadowing Scheme which brings UK students from state schools without a tradition of top university entry to Cambridge for three days.  Prospective students come to Cambridge and spend time with a current undergraduate, studying a subject that they are interested in, who they 'shadow'.



National Careers Service


Provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work.  Use the careers tools to help with choices on careers, training and work.  Whatever your situation, there's something to help.



The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme (ASK)


This programme is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Education.  The programme is designed to give schools, colleges and other educational establishments across England free support to develop and transform how your students think about apprenticeships.



Enterprise Centre, East Northants


We have established links with the Enterprise Centre, East Northants which have included a construction site visit and an assembly to targeted young people.  The site will offer start-up and growing businesses first rate flexible workspace and business support when the new £8 million state-of-the-art facility opens at Warth Park, Raunds in Spring 2020.  It is ENC's ambition to increase and improve the skills base across the district and by providing a space which will create up to 785 jobs in the first 10 years.

Construction work started on 24 June 2019 and is being carried out by industry specialists, ASHE Construction.


careers information around the college

Careers Lead - Mrs Jacqueline Holmes

Email -  j.holmes@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Tel - 01933 650496 Ext 1209


Our careers information is measured through year group evaluations and monitoring of teaching support.  Website information is reviewed each term.