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Best ever GCSE results for students at Huxlow Science College

Posted Thursday 24 August 2017

It’s celebrations all round at Huxlow Science College today as the school has posted the best set of GCSE results in its history. An impressive 63% of students gained the equivalent of 5 A*- C grades, including English and Maths, which is well above the national average ........Read more

Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge 2017: great ideas, brilliant presentations

Posted Thursday 13 June 2017

A huge congratulations to the Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) team from Huxlow Science College who finished second in this year’s competition. Year 8 students across the county are asked to develop an enterprising idea which will help other young people who are struggling with a specific social issue. ........Read more

Parent Governor Vacancy – nominate now

Posted Tuesday 20 June 2017

Huxlow’s Governing Body has a vacancy for a Parent Governor. All parents/carers are invited to stand for election, or nominate another parent to do so ........Read more

Spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop comes to Huxlow

Posted Monday 19 June 2017

The University of Leicester and the Royal Society of Chemistry brought their spectacular “Spectroscopy in a Suitcase” workshop to Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough. One sixth-form student declared it was “the best organic chemistry lesson ever!” ........Read more

Huxlow students cast their votes in mock General Election

Posted Monday 12 June 2017

As part of our Citizenship commitment at Huxlow, a Mock General Election was held on Thursday 8 June. Students heard about some of the key points from each party’s manifesto in assemblies and followed this up with further research during tutor time. ........Read more

Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge 2017: Huxlow prepare for semi-finals

Posted Thursday 25 May 2017

The Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) is an annual competition in which students across the county are asked to develop an enterprising idea which will help other young people who are struggling with a specific social issue. This year’s theme is Drugs and Psychoactive Substances ........Read more

Taster day at Loughborough University for Year 11

Posted Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Selected Year 11 students visited Loughborough University on Friday 28th April 2017, for a University Experience day – “a chance to see the campus, meet the undergraduate students and to learn what life at university is all about” ........Read more

RAIR opportunity for Year 8, building aspirations and resilience

Posted Wednesday 29th March 2017

Throughout the spring term 2017, 19 students from Huxlow’s Year 8 are participating in an extended project known as RAIR: Raising Aspirations and Increasing Resilience linked with the Sky Sports Living For Sport (SSLFS) programme. ........Read more

Community Police surgeries at Huxlow Science College

Posted Friday 24th March 2017

Local community police will be holding surgeries at Huxlow Science College, starting on Tuesday 28th March 2017. All students and parents who have community issues to discuss are invited to attend. The surgeries will take place on Tuesday 2-4pm in Einstein’s Canteen. All visitors must sign in at the main Reception please. For further information please contact the College on 01933 650496 ........Read more

Lessons from Auschwitz for Huxlow’s sixth form

Posted Friday 17th March 2017

Two sixth form students from Huxlow Science College joined their peers from across the East Midlands for the Lessons From Auschwitz Project, organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust, throughout March ........Read more

Finedon Educational Charity fund new activities in Science, Humanities and PE

Posted Monday 13th March 2017

Huxlow Science College would like to say a huge thank you to the Finedon Educational Charity for their generous donations to the school, funding new activites in the Science, Humanities and PE departments ........Read more

Skiing adventure in Austria for February half term

Posted Wednesday 1st March 2017

43 students and 6 adults from Huxlow Science College headed to Oberlongau in Austria for a week of skiing adventures over the February half term holiday. The students were outstanding and some of them were on black runs by the third day! ........Read more

Action packed London Residential for TENC sixth form

Posted Tuesday 28th February 2017

On Thursday 9th – Friday 10th February 2017, sixth form students from Huxlow joined with other TENC students on the legendary action packed London Residential, which occurs each year in February ........Read more

Remembering Srebrenica: Future Leaders visit Bosnia

Posted Monday 27th February 2017

Sixth form students from Huxlow Science College joined their peers from three other schools to travel to Srebrenica in Bosnia during February half term 2017, on a pioneering Future Leaders programme that will inspire them to evoke change in their own communities by learning from the past.........Read more

A taste of University life for Huxlow’s Year 10

Posted Monday 20th February 2017

Thirty Year 10 students from Huxlow Science College were invited to attend a Taster Day at the University of Northampton. Hopefully this day will have planted the seed so lots of our students will start considering going in to Higher Education ........Read more

Huxlow students thank local business 'Higgins' for donation of wood to the DT Department

Posted Thursday 5th January 2017

Huxlow’s DT department have recently run a new project for Year 8 students to design and make a bee and bug house requiring high quality wood to be durable outside. Local builder’s merchants ‘Higgins’ kindly donated over £100 worth of wood to the project.........Read more

Huxlow's Christmas Carol Service at St Peter's Church

Posted Thursday 15th December 2016

St Peter's Church kindly hosted Huxlow Science College's annual Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 14 December 2016. A beautiful simple service was followed by with mulled wine and mince pies........Read more

Huxlow’s Year 11 at the Skills Show 2016

Posted Friday 18th November 2016

On Thursday 17th November 2016, a group of thirteen Year 11 students from Huxlow Science College were selected to visit the UK’s largest skills and careers event, The Skills Show 2016, at the NEC in Birmingham........Read more

Inspirational Year 9 & 10 visit to the Caterpillar Innovation Centre

Posted Wednesday 16th November 2016

The Caterpillar Innovation Centre in Leicester invited a group of interested Year 9 and 10 students to attend an event based around apprenticeships and careers in engineering........Read more

College Council at the Youth in East Northants Conference 2016

Posted Tuesday 15th November 2016

On Wednesday 9th November 2016, Huxlow’s College Council went on a trip to the Pemberton Centre in Rushden for the annual Youth in East Northants (YEN) Conference.....Read more

Huxlow’s shoebox gifts are sorted and shipped

Posted Monday 14th November 2016

Year 7 and the Sixth Form would like to thank the whole Huxlow community for their generous donations towards shoebox gifts this year to be sent to communities in need across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia through Operation Christmas Child......Read more

Huxlow’s whole College community assembled for Remembrance Day

Posted Friday 11th November 2016

On Friday 11 November 2016, the whole College community assembled. The “Last Post” was performed on the trumpet by one of Huxlow’s young musicians, followed by a two minute silence. One of Huxlow’s student librarians read ‘In Flanders Fields’ to close......Read more

Huxlow’s annual Presentation Evening for outstanding achievements

Posted Thursday 10th November 2016

On Wednesday 9th November 2016, Huxlow held its annual Presentation Evening, to award our current Year 8-11 students for a huge range of outstanding achievements over the course of the last academic year (2015-16).....Read more

Gold heart balloon release for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Posted Monday 3rd October 2016

On the morning of Friday 30th September 2016, Huxlow’s House Captains and their squads released four gold heart balloons to mark the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month .....Read more

Huxlow students tackle road safety with Project EDWARD

Posted Thursday 29th September 2016
Wednesday 21st September 2016 was the “European Day Without A Road Death”, also known as Project EDWARD. Students from Huxlow Science College were keen to get involved and make an impact in the local community .......Read more

An invitation to Huxlow's Open Evening: Wednesday 05 October 2016

Posted Wednesday 28th September 2016
We are holding our Year 6 into 7 Open Evening on Wednesday 5th October 2016 and all parents/ carers who are interested in finding out more about Huxlow Science College are invited to attend with their child.......Read more

PREVENT deliver a powerful message to Huxlow’s Year 11

Posted Wednesday 28th September 2016
As an essential element of their Citizenship studies, all of Huxlow’s Year 11 students were involved in PREVENT workshops; educating about radicalisation and extremism and safeguarding vulnerable individuals against extreme ideologies........Read more

Huxlow’s high performers from Summer 2016

Posted Wednesday 14th September 2016
We are extremely proud of the achievements of our Sixth Form students this year. They have been a credit to the College throughout their years with us, and have done themselves, their families and the College proud this summer with some truly outstanding results. .......Read more

“Maths is a wonderland” for Year 5-6 more able master class

Posted Monday 18th July 2016
This year has seen many eager and able Year 5-6 students from local junior schools participate in Huxlow’s Maths Master Classes. Each week the students applied themselves through some challenging mathematical tasks and concepts........Read more

Excellence Week: 6 - 8 July 2016

Posted Wednesday 13th July 2016
Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th July 2016 was Excellence Week for Years 7-9. This year’s provision included a wider range of trips and activities than ever.......Read more

Futures Week: Year 12 aspirations and plans beyond sixth form

Posted Wednesday 13th July 2016
Huxlow’s sixth form, alongside their partners in The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), organised Futures Week from Monday 20th – Friday 24th June, a week full of events aimed at current Year 12s to give a taster of the different options open to them after sixth form.......Read more

Huxlow’s future engineers at University of Oxford special event

Posted Monday 11th July 2016
Four of Huxlow’s more able Year 10 students were invited to the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science for a special event, aimed specifically at more able girls who are considering a career in Engineering........Read more

Huxlow’s Year 11 Prom at Wicksteed Park: Friday 1 July 2016

Posted Friday 8th July 2016
Huxlow’s Year 11 had their Prom at Wicksteed Park, Kettering on Friday 1st July 2016.......Read more

Mock EU referendum at Huxlow: 52% leave, 48% remain

Posted Friday 24th June 2016
As part of our Citizenship commitment at Huxlow, a Mock EU Referendum was held on Thursday 23 June. The outcome perfectly reflected the national outcome: 52% voted to leave, 48% voted to remain. .......Read more

“Secondary school isn’t scary!” Huxlow Year 7-8 talk transition with Year 6 students

Posted Friday 24th June 2016
A group of six Huxlow students have been visiting local primary schools recently to talk to Year 6 about transition. “I remember being in that situation and it’s really fun to tell them that secondary school isn’t scary and help them not to worry so much, because Huxlow is a really good school” .......Read more

Nuffield Research Placement offer for computer programming

Posted Friday 17th June 2016
Congratulations to Calum Patton, a Year 12 student, who has beaten the odds to gain a place on the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme, who organise summer STEM placements for sixth form students across the country .......Read more

"The Chronicles" creative writing collection published

Posted Monday 13th June 2016
The “Ink Links 2016” is a joint writing project between Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant School, Irthlingborough Junior School and Huxlow Science College; talented students have come together to create “The Chronicles”, a collection of writings which can be downloaded now .......Read more

Staying safe near open water with the Water Safety Code

Posted Monday 23rd May 2016
As the weather starts to improve, Huxlow Science College are reminding all students about staying safe near the lakes and rivers. During Tutor time, all students will be going through the Water Safety Code and discussing the dangers of swimming in open water. .......Read more

Year 7’s phizz-whizzingly inspirational visit to the Roald Dahl Museum

Posted Tuesday 17th May 2016
Year 7 students had a “phizz-whizzingly inspirational visit” to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to support their recent work in English. “It was fun to see how Roald Dahl imagined up all his stories and how he took inspiration from everything around him” said Louis (Year 7) .......Read more

Introducing Huxlow’s ambassadors for JIYM Uganda 2017

Posted Thursday 12th May 2016
Following the phenomenal success of our trip to Uganda in October 2015, we will again be taking three sixth form students to the Jinja International Youth Meeting in Uganda in February 2017 to debate six key world issues with their peers .......Read more

Year 7 are knitting baby blankets for Special Care Unit

Posted Wednesday 11th May 2016
Year 7 students have spent some of their tutor time recently learning to knit. They are making baby blankets to donate to the Special Care Baby Unit at Kettering General Hospital. “It’s very frustrating learning to knit but it’s worth it because it’s for a really good cause” .......Read more

Huxlow's sixth-form learn "Lessons from Auschwitz"

Posted Tuesday 10th May 2016
C McManus and A Duffy (both Year 12) represented Huxlow Science College on the “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. Based on the premise that 'hearing is not like seeing', this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today.......Read more

Success for Year 8 scientists at the Salters Festival of Chemistry

Posted Tuesday 10th May 2016
On Tuesday 19th April 2016, Year 8 students from Huxlow Science College participated in the Salters Festival of Chemistry. They spent the day in Warwick University’s laboratory, competing in fun, practical chemistry competitions against teams from other schools, followed by an exciting ‘Chemical Magic’ demonstration given by a Professor .......Read more

Knowledge and strategies to combat stress during exams and beyond

Posted Monday 9th May 2016
Year 11, 12 and 13 students at Huxlow Science College were privileged to be involved in an “Exam Stress” workshop on Thursday 5th May, led by Caroline Prout, a clinical hypnotherapist. The purpose of the workshop was to help students understand how the brain works and is affected by stress, in order that they can use this knowledge to take back control.......Read more

A blast from the past... memories of Huxlow in the early 70s

Posted Tuesday 26th April 2016
A former teacher, Mr Jerry Lane, who taught at Huxlow from September 1973 to December 1975 has been in touch and shared with us some of his memories and a staff photo from 1973-74 .......Read more

Going the extra Huxlow mile for Sport Relief

Posted Thursday 24th March 2016
The whole Huxlow community including students, staff, parents and governors have been getting active and fundraising a total of £763 for Sport Relief! .......Read more

Huxlow’s College Choir at ‘Voice In A Million’ at the SSE Arena Wembley

Posted Monday 21st March 2016
Huxlow’s outstanding College Choir were amongst 5000 school children from all over the UK to take part in the ‘Voice In A Million’ show at the SSE Arena Wembley on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.......Read more

Year 8 students showcase their knowledge and skills in the Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge 2016

Posted Friday 11th March 2016
The Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) is an annual competition in which students develop an enterprising idea to help other young people struggling with a specific social issue. This year’s theme is healthy relationships.......Read more

Design Technology donation will make a difference for all Huxlow students

Posted Tuesday 8th March 2016
The Design Technology (DT) department at Huxlow Science College are delighted to have received a grant of £8280 from the Finedon Educational Charity, to purchase a set of 24 laptops.......Read more

Year 7 Huxlow students “Clean for the Queen”

Posted Monday 7th March 2016
Clean for The Queen is a national campaign to tidy up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June. Year 7 students from Huxlow Science College blitzed the school grounds on Thursday 3rd March 2016. They did a fantastic job, clearing away 27 bottles, 70 pieces of paper, 436 plastic bags or packaging items, 11 cans and 34 pens in all........Read more

"The Power of Love": powerful drama workshops focusing on healthy relationships for Year 10

Posted Friday 4th March 2016
Northamptonshire Police provided a drama workshop session on Thursday 3rd March called “The Power of Love”, delivered by the Solomon Theatre Company. The students watched a powerful live drama performance all about families, friends and relationships........Read more

What Career Live? An inspiring and informative morning for Year 11

Posted Monday 29th February 2016
Year 11 students were invited to the “What Career Live?” show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham; “a unique opportunity to discover what options are out there for school leavers, including university, apprenticeships, sponsorship and on-the-job training”.......Read more

Huxlow students show support for the "Stamp Out Stigma" campaign

Posted Monday 22nd February 2016

Northamptonshire’s annual Mental Health Awareness Day took place on Friday 12th February 2016, and Huxlow Science College students showed their support for the “Stamp Out Stigma” campaign. Balloon releases took place simultaneously at 12 noon from schools, colleges and community settings across the county including Huxlow.......Read more

LitKits: celebrating excellent progress in community literacy project

Posted Friday 12th February 2016

Huxlow Science College’s community initiative, “LitKits” was funded through a grant from the Northamptonshire County Council “Race to the Top” strategy. On Thursday 11th February 2016, a celebration event was held at Huxlow for all the young people who have been involved over the past six months.......Read more

Huxlow’s sports teams looking sharp in brand new team kits

Posted Tuesday 9th February 2016

Huxlow’s sports teams are looking sharp in their brand new team kits, thanks to the generous sponsorship of seven local businesses. On Thursday 28th January 2016, the students showcased their skills and met with their sponsors over refreshments in the Sports Hall.......Read more

Youth Speaks Success! "If Not Now Or When"

Posted Thursday 4th February 2016

Huxlow's Year 13 girls, J Thurnham, B Telford and S Nalukurthy, successfully got through to the regional finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks public speaking competition in March with their "‘If not now or when" motivational talk.  ........Read more

Huxlow Sixth Form students at the Jinja International Youth Conference in Uganda

Posted Friday 6th November 2015

Three of Huxlow Science College’s outstanding Sixth Form students took part in the Jinja International Youth Meeting (JIYM) in Uganda during October half-term, to debate six key world issues with their peers........Read more