Welcome from the Principal

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our Houlton family, where innovation, aspiration and excellence are at the heart of all we do. As Ofsted noted when they visited us in 2021, we '...place spiritual, moral, social and cultural education at the heart of the curriculum so that pupils flourish and are well prepared for life beyond school.' They then returned to visit in 2024, further noting that, 'Houlton School is aspirational for all its pupils...it wants all pupils to achieve well academically and be ready for life in the wider world.'

We proudly encourage pupils to consider themselves to have joined the unique experience of the 'Houlton family'. Dr Maya Angelou once wrote that, '...family isn’t always blood; it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.' This underpins our approach at Houlton, where difference is celebrated as integral to our supportive, wider community...

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Houlton School awarded 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted!

In February 2024 our school was visited by the schools’ inspectorate, Ofsted. This was a two-day inspection to assess our school and included observations of lessons as well as discussions with leaders, staff, pupils and parents. This...

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Mr Hill wins 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year' at the National Teaching Awards!

Russell Hill has used his previous experience as an award-winning, professional artist and sculptor to capture the imagination of all pupils at this new Warwickshire Free School since launching the provision for Art, Food and...

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Houlton achieves 'World Class School' status

Pupils and staff at Houlton School are celebrating following the news that they have been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) - joining an exclusive network of 120 of the best non-selective state schools across the UK...

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Brand new pupil-led video for our September 2023 families

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Houlton invites 30 schools from all over the country to #BeWorldClass

175 students head to Houlton School in Rugby in a bid to achieve WCSQM reaccreditation for their school. On 17th March 2022 Houlton School, a brand new free school in Rugby, hosted the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM...

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