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

LORIC (Life Skills)



As part of our commitment to "developing the whole child" students follow a 25 minute programme each morning with their form tutor.  Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is embedded into LORIC time.   The focus of these daily sessions is to ensure students are well supported as they move through this stage of their development and to enhance Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Comminication skills (LORIC) through a variety of tasks, competitions and House activities.  The LORIC experience includes:

EVERYBODY'S VOICE IS IMPORTANT - Students celebrate diversity and look at the impact of stereotyping and discrimination.  Friendships and other relationships are explored here too.

PROMOTING RESILIENCE - Students are encouraged to have a growth mindset and explore how they learn.  The term empathy is also explored and topics such as bullying are covered.

BEING HEALTHY - This covers a range of topics from drugs and alcohol, health and fitness, nutrition and sex and relationships education. 

CAREERS AND ASPIRATIONS Throughout their time at Huxlow, students will be exposed to a range of opportunities to think about their futures.  Careers education will involve guest speakers, trips and understanding the skills and personal attributes needed beyond Huxlow.

MANAGING MONEY - Personal finance in the modern world is taught here.  Sessions range from opening a bank account to budgeting and problem solving.

MAKING POSITIVE DECISIONS - A range of sessions covering topical issues such as county lines, drug and knife crime, sex and relationships are covered.  Tutors are trained to deliver these sessions in a sensitive fashion.

INTERVENTION/WELLBEINGIn Year 10 and 11 students will have specific sessions for subject revision, exam-ready skills and support sessions to support their mental and physical wellbeing.


PIXL Edge Programme

PiXL Edge is an accredited scheme where students work towards the Apprentice, Graduate or Masters award as they develop their LORIC skills. The skills matrix below outlines the different competencies students are working towards in KS3 and KS4 LORIC time.