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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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Maths Investigation Day - "Big Numbers, Great Ideas"

Some Year 8 students visited The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park Estate in Milton Keynes, on 5th March 2020.


A tour of the museum introduced us to the world famous, ultra-secret code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing and his colleagues. The mathematicians, programmers, morse code experts etc. during wartime 1940s who broke the codes of the German Enigma and Lorenz cypher machines , ultimately shortening the Second World War. How this then gave rise to the first true computers, large mainframes of the 1950s - 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and the internet and beyond. Great fun was had playing the retro computer games. Who remembers Space Invaders?


Students then became a human Enigma machine and learnt about the maths behind code breaking, the thousands of possible coding combinations and how a machine, The Bombe, was built to speed up the manual process of these calculations. They then went on to understand how prime numbers, patterns, statistics and probability are used to ‘hack’ more complex codes and encryptions.


An information packed day had by all and we hope to return again soon.

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