Head's Welcome

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



The aim of the course is for every student to enjoy their creativity. Once a week, they will develop skills in a range of media and build up confidence in their artistic ability. Students will build resilience and be encouraged to take risks, learning from their mistakes and ‘happy creative accidents!’

Our Goal: “At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential”

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Come to every lesson with a positive attitude
  • Be prepared with the correct equipment
  • Try your best
  • Homework is set once every three weeks, and students have a week to complete the task.


Students have the opportunity to opt into Art for Key Stage 4 which enables them to have Art for three sessions a week. Year 9 is used to develop confidence and a range of skills, so that in Years 10-11 students will have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be more independent and be naturally more skilful as art practitioners and designers.

Our values #2: “Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can”

To be the best you can be at Key Stage 4 you should have:

  • A passion for Art and Design
  • A background of hard work and a good ethos for work and learning
  • The energy to sustain enthusiasm for three years - the course is 80% coursework and labour intensive
  • The time to nurture an ability in Art
  • Basic equipment
  • Art equipment such as watercolours/ oil pastels is advantageous
  • A camera is also advantageous to the course; although this can be as basic as a phone camera
  • Homework is set fortnightly for Year 9
  • Homework is set weekly for Year 10 and Year 11


Art, Craft and Design GCSE


Opportunities include:

  • Natural progression to A- level and/or other level 3 courses
  • Apprenticeships in photography and other creative industries


Huxlow Science College, The Ferrers School and Rushden Academy work together to create a unique post-16 learning community, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC). For details of the full range of courses and opportunities available, please visit www.tenconline.co.uk


Miss L Pollock - Teacher of Art


If you would to find out more about the Art, Craft and Design curriculum, please contact Mr A Turner