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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
Headteacher

Students experience the challenges facing local plastics firm

Pupils from Huxlow Science College (HSC) have seen first-hand how a local firm adapts to a world changing its attitude to how we use plastic products.

The visit followed an Enterprise Day in November 2018 where Enterprising East Northants was quick to make connections between local secondary schools and RPC Containers, a multinational supplier of plastic packaging based in Rushden.

HSC came to the meeting armed with many questions, ranging from; how are plastic packages designed and made? Can they all be recycled? What are the challenges for the future of plastics?

RPC were ready to answer any questions the pupils had and also treated them to a tour of the site, viewing manufacturing processes, meeting the design team and learning first-hand about what goes into making plastic packaging.

RPC presented their own onsite ‘Zero Pellet Loss’ campaign to prevent plastic materials getting into the local eco-system, and the possibilities to recycle plastics in the future.

Laura Gauvrit, Assistant Headteacher at HSC said:

“College Council students were amazed to learn about the process from conception to final production of the vast array of products that RPC are involved with. This will benefit them in their studies in Design Technology, Geography and Science in particular. They are acutely aware of the need for sustainability and encouraged by the huge efforts RPC are going to reduce the plastic footprint.”

James Tennant, Business Account Manager for Enterprising East Northants added:

“I’ve been working with RPC to support their community involvement. This meeting, along with recent invitations to St Marys’ Primary School and Rushden Academy, offer students unprecedented access to the site and experience the reality of designing, testing and producing plastics.”

Commenting on the importance of these opportunities for young people, Paul Thompson, Employer and Skills Manager for SEMLEP said:

“This a great example of building a talent pipeline through employer-education engagement to inspire, promote appropriate pathways, develop skills and competencies in young people. We know businesses have increased awareness of the value in getting involved with schools, RPC Containers have demonstrated that the opportunity exists to influence young people and schools, making a difference.”

https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/news/article/983/students_experience_the_challenges_facing_local_plastics_firm