Head's Welcome

A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

My philosophy is very clear, 'if it is not good enough for my child, then it is not good enough for yours'.

At Huxlow we are committed to developing the whole child, and strive to ensure that every student’s experience is one where they feel Safe, Happy and experience Success.

School years should be the most memorable, and our aim is to offer a wealth of opportunities and experiences to ensure every student leaves enriched and equipped for life beyond Huxlow.

Each member of staff is committed to a common goal which is to ensure ‘every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential’. As well as an excellent academic provision student can expect high quality wellbeing support through out each Key Stage. Our most recent OFSTED recognised that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

We are proud that as a result of their Huxlow experience and personal dedication, students are supported to achieve their goals and go on to a range of top Universities including Oxford and Cambridge, access competitive Apprenticeships and acquire sought after roles in the world of work. Mostly, we are proud that our students go on to be responsible young adults who are an asset to our community.

I am incredibly lucky to lead such a dedicated team of staff at Huxlow and to watch our students flourish, equipped for exciting futures, as a result of staff expertise and guidance.

Should you wish to find out more about Huxlow Science College, please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Best wishes

Mrs Kim Isaksen

Acting Head Teacher

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Design Technology



Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students are given the opportunity to develop their capability through assignments in which they design and make products, focusing on different contexts using Resistant Materials, Graphics, Food and Textiles. To give them a broad experience of Design and Technology, in Years 7-8 students rotate around each of the subject areas.

Our Goal: “At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential”

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Complete weekly KS3 homework activities, published on Go 4 Schools, which are directly linked to the learning of subject knowledge and the understanding of each discipline being studied.

Key Stage 4

A range of courses are offered at KS4:

• Edexcel Design Technology (new for 2020), DT Graphics (legacy) and DT Resistant Materials (legacy). This course is divided into 2 elements: Subject content, knowledge and understanding (50%) and Controlled Assessment coursework (50%).

• WJEC Vocational Hospitality and Catering. This course is divided into 2 elements: Subject content, knowledge and understanding (40%) and Controlled Assessment coursework (60%).

• AQA Art and Design Textiles. This course is divided into 2 elements: Internal project (50%) and External project exam (50%).

Our values #2: “Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can”

To be the best you can be at Key Stage 4 you should:

  • Complete weekly KS4 homework activities, published on Show My Homework, which are directly linked to the learning of subject knowledge and the understanding of each discipline being studied.


Module tests are undertaken by all students to monitor understanding throughout the courses. Mock examinations are undertaken to evaluate the students’ understanding and practise actual DT exam paper formats.

What can I do with a Design Technology Qualification?

Design and Technology can introduce you to a world of career and opportunities, including:
Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Graphic Design, Product Design, Catering, Hospitality, Fashion Design, Film and television, Photography, Animation, Publishing, Advertising, Exhibition Design, Media, Web Design, Teaching.

Key Stage 5

Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). For details of the full range of courses and opportunities available, please visit www.tenconline.co.uk

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Spring and Easter holiday workshops – KS4 and KS5
  • Visits to: The Design museum, V&A Museum, New designers’ exhibition, Harry Potters world, Grand Designs, Mini Factory, Coca Cola Factory, Clothes Show Live.
  • KS3 technology lunchtime workshops
  • University trips
  • Round table challenge
  • STEM activities
  • Crest Award

Department Staff

Mr A Turner - Learning Leader of Design Technology

Mrs N Dube - Teacher of Food, Catering and Hospitality

Miss L Pollock - Teacher of Art/Pastoral Leader of Year 9

Mr A Meadowsmith - Teacher of Design Technology

Mrs L Lane - Teacher of Textiles/Pastoral Leader of Year 11

Mr P Morgan - Head of Computing

Mrs C Clutterbuck - Design Technology Technician

Mr R Boyles - Design Technology Technician

Further Information

If you would to find out more about the Design Technology curriculum, please contact Mr A Turner by calling the school on 01933 650496 or by email a.turner@huxlow.northants.sch.uk