Performing Arts trip to London 2017

On Friday 10th March we see off from school with 45 pupils from Year7 – 10 on the annual Performing Arts Trip to London. The pupils that attended the trip did our school proud and positive comments were given to Staff from the members of the general public which is […]

Student Friends of The Earls honoured at Dudley Youth Awards

On Friday March 3rd the Student Friends of The Earls attended the 13th Dudley Youth Awards after being nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Community Group Award’ This award acknowledges groups of young people who volunteer their time to help with   fundraising events , charity work and also taking part in […]

Of the students, by the students, for the students.

Last week saw the beginnings of an exciting new project here at The Earls. A team of budding student reporters from across the school, who have been working for some weeks, produced the very first edition of our new student E-magazine: Earls Hi. In this first publication features include a message from […]

Excellence in learning since 1652

The Earls is a genuinely ancient institution. Almost uniquely among non-selective schools we are more than 350 years old. Founded in 1652, we are an institution with a strong blend of the best of tradition and the best of the new. The Governors chose to become an Academy in January […]

Dance Show 2017

I had promised to attend the dance show because some of the year ten students, who I teach, were performing. I was not disappointed. The choice of music was varied and well suited to the choreography. The shapes that were created on stage were awesome and the grace with which […]

Shenstone collect donations for Nightstop

In the run up to Christmas, students from Shenstone house have been collecting donations for the ‘Nightstop’ scheme run by local charity St Basils who provide emergency accommodation for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Some of our lovely house captains took on the role of ‘mini-Santas’ today and […]

Students enjoy VR expeditions with Google

Students from across the school are taken on a series of incredible journeys ranging from the Moon to the inside of a human heart aa they were introduced to Google Expeditions. The virtual reality system, built around a phone/tablet app and a simple cardboard viewing device (Google Cardboard) was used […]

Dance Department’s trip to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker

On Thursday 8th December, 2016, the Dance Department took 44 students from Year 7 to Year 10 to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Christmas ballet The Nutcracker.  Students enjoyed the whole experience as they were enthralled by all aspects of the production from the set design and special effects, to the fantastic […]

Year 8 Lead Learners Project

The Year 8 Lead Learners project gives our pupils the opportunity to work with students from local primary schools to  help them develop their learning. During the autumn term, the first sessions took place at Olive Hill and Newfield Park primary schools for the afternoon. In order to prepare for this, […]

Whodunnit? Year 8 Challenge Day

On Friday 2nd December, the whole cohort of year eight students were challenged to solve a fictitious murder mystery puzzle using real life work skills of information handling, managing themselves and others while performing under pressure, meeting deadlines and using creative thinking to develop solutions together as a team. Throughout the […]

Year 7 Challenge Day

Students from year 7 took part in a number of activities, both inside and Outside of school, aimed at helping to develop their sense of independence and resilience. Challenges included a ‘Great Egg Race’, where students had to design and make a vessel, using limited resources, that would keep an […]

Paralympian Gold Medallist Signs Earls Commemorative Plaque

On Thursday 29th September, we had the enormous privilege of inviting one of our highest achieving sporting alumni back to the Earls to celebrate her recent Rio 2016 Paralympic games success. Helen Scott left us just over 10 years ago and has enjoyed a career as a full time GB track cyclist. […]