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


LORIC (Life Skills)



As part of our commitment to "developing the whole child" students follow a 25 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:

EVERYBODY'S VOICE IS IMPORTANT - Students celebrate diversity and look at the impact of stereotyping and discrimination.  Friendships and other relationships are explored here too.

PROMOTING RESILIENCE - Students are encouraged to have a growth mindset and explore how they learn.  The term empathy is also explored and topics such as bullying are covered.

BEING HEALTHY - This covers a range of topics from drugs and alcohol, health and fitness, nutrition and sex and relationships education. 

CAREERS AND ASPIRATIONS Throughout their time at Huxlow, students will be exposed to a range of opportunities to think about their futures.  Careers education will involve guest speakers, trips and understanding the skills and personal attributes needed beyond Huxlow.

MANAGING MONEY - Personal finance in the modern world is taught here.  Sessions range from opening a bank account to budgeting and problem solving.

MAKING POSITIVE DECISIONS - A range of sessions covering topical issues such as county lines, drug and knife crime, sex and relationships are covered.  Tutors are trained to deliver these sessions in a sensitive fashion.

INTERVENTION/WELLBEINGIn Year 10 and 11 students will have specific sessions for subject revision, exam-ready skills and support sessions to support their mental and physical wellbeing.


Comprehensive PSHE Programme delivered through LORIC