Students compete in national public speaking competition

On the evening of Friday 7th December, six of our KS4 students (Oliver, Mu’adh, Thomas, Rebekah, Gabriela and Toby) competed in the regional round of the ESU-Churchill national public speaking competition for schools at Whitley Academy in Coventry. They debated a number of topical issues and all represented the school […]


‘Phone Home’

Students have a close encounter with a classic sci-fi movie: Forty three Year 10 Film Studies GCSE students visited Odeon, Merry Hill, on Friday morning for a special screening of the Spielberg sci fi classic E.T. After buying a selection of tasty snacks and beverages, we were whisked off to a private screening, […]


Town Square Christmas Celebrations

Students gathered in Somers Square to celebrate the start of the festive season on Monday, in what has become a much loved annual event. Choirs from local primary and secondary schools sang to the accompaniment of brass players from Earls, Windsor and Leasowes, delivering seasonal favourites to the assembled crowd […]


Writing Workshop with Candy Gourlay

Author and illustrator Candy Gourlay has been into school to lead a writing workshop with Yr 9 and Yr 7 students. She showed them how to use story-boarding to help develop ideas. Candy encouraged students to develop their characters by using comic strip panels and following a three act structure. Students then worked together to […]


Headteacher’s Stars of the Week

A whole host of headteachers stars of the week. So many in fact that there wasn’t room for me on the photo! Abi and Ruby were set the task of showing the process of cell division in a visual way and produced very detailed and colourful models, so good the […]


Shakespeare Masterclass

On Wednesday 14th November, a group of our year 11 students attended a Shakespeare ‘masterclass’ at the University of Birmingham where they enjoyed the opportunity to experience a university style lecture covering aspects of their GCSE English Literature set texts ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’. They were a credit to […]


Weekend writing workshops in Limerick

On Friday 16th November, five of our year 11 students travelled to Limerick, Ireland to take part in ‘Telling the Other Story: Narratives without borders’, a four-day cultural programme in Limerick co-facilitated by the global not-for-profit Narrative 4 and the University of Birmingham. Students spent four days working with renowned British and […]


Headteacher’s Star of the Week

Cameron is my star this week. He has been selected to play cricket for Worcester for the second year running. We had a well informed discussion about batting and bowling as he has real skills in both areas. I look forward to hearing more about his progress with the county […]


Determined Learners celebrate with a hearty breakfast.

Mr Benham organised a celebration breakfast for all those year 8 students who were determined learners throughout year 7. These young people are already well along the road to being successful because they are demonstrating the work ethic and behaviour for learning that allows you to face anything new or […]


Headteacher’s Stars of the Week

Joumana, Luke and Isabelle are my stars of the week. Joumana and Isabelle demonstrated a growth mindset and worked in partnership with others during drama classes last week. Mrs Grainger tells me that they were great role models, diligently leading the learning in a variety of different settings, living into […]


Aliens Attack S Block

Year 10 Film Studies students have been designing aliens inspired by the film Attack the Block.  Designs included fire breathing robo-blobs, glow in the dark lizards and morphing wolf-dragon hybrids. The students had to justify the look, movements and sounds made by the aliens to prove they would fit into […]


Senior Master Chef Competition

House events at The Earls are many and varied and the latest event was House Master Chef. It was a wonderful evening of feverish creative activity as the four teams did their very best to provide the judges with food to tickle their fancy. Mr Loveday and Mr Brook (standing in […]