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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

Headteacher

Huxlow’s Year 11 at the Skills Show 2016

On Thursday 17th November 2016, a group of thirteen Year 11 students from Huxlow Science College were selected to visit the UK’s largest skills and careers event, The Skills Show 2016, at the NEC in Birmingham. Students were able to roam the vast exhibition space in small groups, focusing on the industry zones that most interest them:

  • Hospitality and lifestyle
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Engineering and technology
  • IT and enterprise
  • Media and creative

There were plenty of opportunities for students to try their hand at job-related skills such as demolition simulation, virtual welding, plastering and animation. “We had a go at making a TV news programme on the BBC stand which was really good fun” said Jack, Year 11.

Many of the industries represented at the Skills Show had a “Showcase” area, where the finest students from Higher Education, Further Education and Apprenticeships across the UK were able to display their best work in fields as diverse as mobile robotics, floristry and cabinet making.

The unique skills competitions were a real inspiration to Huxlow students, who were able to watch students just a few years older than themselves representing their regions in the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions. A huge range of industries were on display in the Competitions from media make-up to landscape gardening.

In addition, there were opportunities for students to get expert one-to-one careers advice, browse real opportunities that they could apply for and speak to employers and educators about their next steps. There were also a huge range of talks and interactive workshops taking place throughout the day.

“Of all the careers shows I’ve taken students to, this one is the biggest, and it’s great for our Huxlow students as there’s something to inspire each and every one of them”

Mr S Letts

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