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


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.”