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


Design Technology



Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students are given the opportunity to develop their capability through assignments in which they design and make products, focusing on different contexts using Resistant Materials, Graphics, Food and Textiles. To give them a broad experience of Design and Technology, in Years 7-8 students rotate around each of the subject areas.

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

To fulfil your potential at Key Stage 3 you should:

  • Complete weekly KS3 homework activities, published on Go 4 Schools, which are directly linked to the learning of subject knowledge and the understanding of each discipline being studied.

Key Stage 4

A range of courses are offered at KS4:

• Edexcel Design Technology (new for 2020), DT Graphics (legacy) and DT Resistant Materials (legacy). This course is divided into 2 elements: Subject content, knowledge and understanding (50%) and Controlled Assessment coursework (50%).

• WJEC Vocational Hospitality and Catering. This course is divided into 2 elements: Subject content, knowledge and understanding (40%) and Controlled Assessment coursework (60%).

• AQA Art and Design Textiles. This course is divided into 2 elements: Internal project (50%) and External project exam (50%).

Our values: “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:

  • Complete weekly KS4 homework activities, published on Show My Homework, which are directly linked to the learning of subject knowledge and the understanding of each discipline being studied.


Module tests are undertaken by all students to monitor understanding throughout the courses. Mock examinations are undertaken to evaluate the students’ understanding and practise actual DT exam paper formats.

What can I do with a Design Technology Qualification?

Design and Technology can introduce you to a world of career and opportunities, including:
Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Graphic Design, Product Design, Catering, Hospitality, Fashion Design, Film and television, Photography, Animation, Publishing, Advertising, Exhibition Design, Media, Web Design, Teaching.

Key Stage 5

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

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Spring and Easter holiday workshops – KS4 and KS5
  • Visits to: The Design museum, V&A Museum, New designers’ exhibition, Harry Potters world, Grand Designs, Mini Factory, Coca Cola Factory, Clothes Show Live.
  • KS3 technology lunchtime workshops
  • University trips
  • Round table challenge
  • STEM activities
  • Crest Award

Department Staff

Mr A Turner - Learning Leader of Design Technology

Mr P Morgan - Acting Assistant Learning Leader of Design Technology

Mrs N Dube - Teacher of Food, Catering and Hospitality

Miss L Pollock - Teacher of Art/Pastoral Leader of Year 9

Mr A Meadowsmith - Teacher of Design Technology

Mrs L Lane - Teacher of Textiles/Pastoral Leader 

Mrs C Clutterbuck - Design Technology Technician

Mr R Boyles - Design Technology Technician

Further Information

If you would to find out more about the Design Technology curriculum, please contact Mr A Turner by calling the school on 01933 650496 or by email a.turner@huxlow.northants.sch.uk