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 Her Majesty's Inspector, Nicola Harwood noted when Ofsted last 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.'

We have the privilege of occupying the Grade II historic listed buildings that previously housed Rugby International Radio Station. Inspired by our heritage, we enjoy our very own Communications Centre, fully resourced with a library and professional radio and television broadcasting station, allowing us to continue the historic legacy of our campus. Some established schools are lucky to be provided with refreshed facilities in one or two specialist subjects, such as the Performing Arts or STEM; however, our pupils enjoy state-of-the-art facilities alongside stunning heritage buildings across the entire curriculum...

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Houlton Stories

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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Festive Extravaganza Highlights Reel 2021

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Principal's Address to Parents (Open Evening Sept 2022) now live!

In order to avoid overcrowding in the auditorium at Thursday's Open Evening, we have, instead, made a short film with the information Mr McCulley would have given you during his talk. It can be viewed on our Open Evening page here .

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Rugby’s newest school set to feature on BBC One TV programme

Rugby’s newest secondary school – Houlton School – is set to feature on BBC One TV programme ‘Dom Digs In.’ The programme, which is hosted by Dom Littlewood, will explore the construction of the brand-new Houlton School ahead of...

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