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

LORIC (Life Skills)



As part of our commitment to “developing the whole child”, students follow a 30 minute programme each morning with their form tutor. Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is embedded into LORIC time. The focus of these daily sessions is to ensure students are well supported as they move through this stage of their development and to enhance Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication skills (LORIC) through a variety of tasks, competitions and House activities. The LORIC experience includes:

  • Them and Us – looking at identity, prejudice and discrimination, respect and other Citizenship issues
  • Health and Wellbeing – covering healthy lifestyles, drugs, alcohol and smoking, mental health, online‐safety, resilience and mindset
  • Careers – looking at apprenticeships, the world of work and becoming job ready
  • Sex and Relationship Education – exploring age‐appropriate topics to ensure students are empowered to make positive decisions


PIXL Edge Programme

PiXL Edge is an accredited scheme where students work towards the Apprentice, Graduate or Masters award as they develop their LORIC skills. The skills matrix below outlines the different competencies students are working towards in KS3 and KS4 LORIC time.