The Earls High School is so much more than just an ‘Outstanding’ school. We ensure that every student, no matter their background or starting point, achieves academic success by getting them excited by learning.

Our students choose to fully engage with the rich diversity of opportunities that we provide both inside and outside of the normal curriculum.

Being ‘Outstanding’ is not enough for us; we intend to go ‘Beyond’. Our mission is simple. Excellence in all we do, Care that supports and challenges and Partnerships that engage parents in the educational journey.

To that end, we support our students with a wide ranging network of caring pastoral support, to ensure that they always feel safe and happy at school. In addition, we ensure our students follow a broad and balanced curriculum through which they master a range of key independent learning skills, so no matter what challenges lie ahead of them in the future they feel confident to meet those new demands.

We are really very proud of all the students and staff at The Earls High School. Come along to any of our Open Evenings and Open Mornings and see how we can get your child excited by education too!

Outstanding Ofsted Designation

At our last Ofsted inspection they judged us to be an ‘Outstanding’ school, with outstanding achievement, outstanding teaching and learning and outstanding care for our students.

Traditional Standards

The Earls High School has been providing excellent education to the young people of Halesowen and the surrounding areas for 365 years. Our unique blend of traditional high expectations of our students’ behaviour, academic achievement and innovative teaching methods has served our students well.

Student Experiences

We are very proud of the exciting opportunities we give our students to share their love of learning with young people across the world. Many of our students engage in a variety of activities aimed at broadening their global awareness. These have given us links with Tanzania, Qatar and The Gambia. The Music Department have been on numerous tours, enabling our students to liaise and work with French and Italian concert arrangers and they have performed in Paris, Rome and Vatican City.

Performing Arts

We are a Specialist school in the Performing Arts. This doesn’t mean that students have to be able to sing, act, dance or play a musical instrument to come here but it does mean many of our students leave being able to do so at a very high level. Students often find their confidence in front of an audience and therefore we provide professional level performance arenas for our students to show off their talents.

Examination Results to be proud of….

This summer, along with 16 year olds across the country, the young people of The Earls High School have received their GCSE results. There has been some trepidation surrounding the new exam grading in English and Maths, in particular the interest has surrounded the new ‘top’ grade of a 9 with only 3% of grades expected to be a 9. We are really pleased to be able to announce that just over 5% of students achieved a grade 9 at The Earls with one student achieving the top grade in all of her subjects (that’s three grade 9’s and 6A*).

In English, 77% of students achieved the pass grade (Grade 4) in the new style GCSE and in Mathematics it was 75%. The percentage of students who achieved the pass grade in both English and Mathematics was 70%. We are pleased that the numbers of students achieving Grades A and A* has increased, but we are particularly proud of the progress that our students make, no matter what their starting point is.


The range of extra- curricular activities the school provides for its students is a real strength. Almost all of our students regularly take part in one of our many post school and lunch time clubs. These range from Film Club to Basketball. In addition, students also have the opportunity to takepart in our extensive Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme or go on one of our many trips abroad.