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


Remembering Srebrenica: Future Leaders visit Bosnia

Sixth form students from Huxlow Science College joined their peers from three other schools to travel to Bosnia during February half term 2017, on a pioneering programme that will inspire them to evoke change in their own communities by learning from the past. The four-day visit to Bosnia is part of the year-long Future Leaders programme with the charity Remembering Srebrenica, which aims to educate young people about the Srebrenica genocide and the consequences of hatred. The students attend workshops before and after the visit to equip them with the knowledge and confidence to share what they have learned with their schools and wider communities. The post-visit briefing in March will offer students the opportunity to reflect on the visit and plan their pledges, which will be carried out during Srebrenica Memorial Week in July.

“I hope to educate myself and broaden my views on the world which will then allow me to educate others, so I can help prevent the development of hate in our society.”

W Brown, Year 13

The genocide in Srebrenica happened 22 years ago, when General Ratko Mladić and his Bosnian Serb forces marched into the town of Srebrenica and systematically murdered 8372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys. During their visit, the students met survivors of the genocide and relatives of the victims, as well as the International Commission on Missing Persons which has spearheaded the effort to locate and identify the 40,000 people who went missing during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia.

“I think it is important to remember something which happened in modern history. This event happened within my parents, grandparents and even my sister’s lifetime yet like most others, they don't know much about it despite its severity and impact on people’s lives. It’s important to remember this event DID happen and happened in recent years.”

A Massingham, Year 12

Remembering Srebrenica works to honour and remember the victims and survivors of the genocide. They organise the UK Srebrenica Memorial Day on 11 July each year and the 8-3-7-2 memorial schools football tournament as well as the Future Leaders programme.

"I hope to use the first-hand experience of the visit to express my passion for preventing anything like this ever happening again.”

Mrs Holmes, Head of Sixth Form

Rebecca Heron, Education Manager for Remembering Srebrenica said “Visiting Bosnia and hearing from survivors of the genocide is a moving but vital experience and we know from experience the impact it has. We have taken nearly a thousand people on the Lessons from Srebrenica programme over the last three years and these have all returned to become Community Champions, promoting safer, stronger and more cohesive communities in the UK.

“We are looking to build long-term relationships with these young people and work with them, not just throughout the year, but also to follow their progress after they leave school, either through university or into future careers, to support them in their role as future leaders against hatred and intolerance.”

“The trip has changed my views on many things and has truly had a deep impact on me. I have now learned about the horrors of genocide but have also been able to see that bridge between initial nationalism and racism to eventual genocide and events that seem horrifically unreal in what we believe to be our "civilised" society.
The experience has also allowed me to take in a new culture and understand the joys of various cultures living in harmony; Sarajevo is a truly beautiful city where people of different cultures live within feet of each other, work together and generally coexist together. This trip has allowed me to see that and allowed me to see how we must protect other places from this, so that a genocide like the one that happened in Srebrenica never happens again.

Hearing the testimonies of various survivors only made all this clearer to me: how the West failed to react, how the West thought that nothing like this could possibly happen and how the West ignored the warnings. From this I wish to take forward the message that these things are not one-off events, they are real possibilities if we refuse to act. However, following this trip I feel empowered to act against the rising tide of nationalism that is resting in the West, so that "never again" truly means never again. ”

W Brown, Year 13

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