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


Sixth Form

Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). With a long and excellent tradition of success, TENC offer a wide range of courses and opportunities to all students in the East Northamptonshire area.

Our joint provision has the most comprehensive choice of subjects in the County, consisting of twenty nine A Levels plus ten BTEC additional level 3 courses and four L2 post-sixteen options. We have an excellent tradition of examination success in A level and BTEC courses and year on year our students gain places at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. However, we believe that being in the sixth form is not just about gaining academic qualifications.

All our students follow a wide-ranging PSHE, Careers, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and Enrichment programme and all Year 12 students are encouraged to play an active role in the community.

Social activities, residentials, public speaking, peer mentoring, work experience, university visits, theatre trips and sporting competitions are a few examples of the things our students have taken part in this year. 

Pastoral Care

At Huxlow, each individual student matters. We have established a strong, caring and supportive framework to ensure all achieve their very best. The Sixth Form Pastoral Team at Huxlow are:

  • Director of Post 16 Learning and Careers - Mrs J Holmes
  • Pastoral Leader - Hannah Dewdney
  • Sixth Form Curriculum Assistant - Ms V Stanyon
  • Mrs J McDougall - 12JMC
  • Mr L Venn - 12LVE
  • Ms M Hayes - 12MHA
  • Mr A O'Connor - 13AOC
  • Miss J Griffiths - 13JGR
  • Mrs R Facey - 13RFA


Together, the Pastoral Team and Assistant Headteachers are responsible for the welfare and progression of students. They deal with any serious disciplinary problems and follow up issues relating to absence, sickness, lateness, dress code and homework.



Click on the image to access Unifrog, which provides "a one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school". This includes:

  • Pathways: 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 expert guides explaining how to navigate each step in the application process. Use MOOCs to try out different subject areas.
  • Opportunities: Compare every university course in the UK, as well as every US university, and every undergraduate programme taught in English in Europe. Compare every UK degree apprenticeship and School Leaver Programme, and every Oxbridge college and FE college course.
  • Applications: One place to collaboratively draft all the materials needed for applications – from UK Personal Statements to the Common App Essay, from UK Subject References to US Counselor Letters of Recommendation. Best-practice guidance, multi-teacher feedback, complete version histories.



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16 - 19 tuition fund

16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021/22 academic year

The purpose of this statement is to set out how Huxlow Science College will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The full guidance can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuitionfund

How the College will use the 16 to 19 tuition fund

The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or maths. Students without a grade 4 will be prioritised. This may include a mix of both teaching and learning support staff as deemed appropriate. The provision will not be limited to tuition for English and maths, but will also be used to help progressing students where learning may have been disrupted because of COVID-19. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies - will also be supported by this provision.
Tuition will take place in small groups or 1:1 sessions and will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and in- school delivery. Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:

• GCSE exam re-sit preparation
• Curriculum knowledge or skills development catch-up sessions
• Students identified who may benefit from additional small group support Tuition support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
• Purchasing additional resources to support learning