Masterclass with Concert Pianist Richard Meyrick.

We were thrilled to invite Concert Pianist, Richard Meyrick to the school today, to run a performance workshop with our instrumental and vocal learners. Five students braved an audience to face musical critic of their examination pieces. The progress already made by these students in the session was excellent. Students […]

Harry Potter Studios Tour

Students from various years, including Year 10s studying Creative Digital Media Production, were treated to a behind the scenes look at a major film production when they visited Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Studios on June 22nd. Gigantic models of Hogwarts and huge animatronic spiders featured among the thousands of exhibits, all of […]

Summer Music Festival 2017

This year’s Summer Music Festival saw more than 160 students, playing instruments ranging from Guitars to Guiros and Surdos to Saxes, performing in what can only be described as a truly stunning musical feast. Demand for tickets so far exceeded supply, that in response, the event was streamed live via […]

Year 8 students get creative with English texts.

8B created fantasy-inspired creatures and sets as part of their summer scheme of work. Next they’ll be making set designs for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students produced some fantastic characters and designs.

A Wonderful treat for GCSE Film Studies students

Could you get anything more wondrous? I ‘Diana’ think so! Thirty four Year 10 Film Studies students were lucky enough to go on a trip to The Electric Cinema in Birmingham on Thursday June 8th. Once there we had a really interesting talk from Manager Sam, who explained how the […]

A Spotlight on Careers

On Thursday 18th May, one hundred Year 9 students boarded coaches to go and spend the day at Sandwell College to have a taster experience of vocational courses offered at key stage 5. Students participated in a variety of sessions such as Motor Vehicle studies, Health and Social Care, Travel and […]

A Celebration of Drama

May 12th saw Earls’ students taking to the stage, once again, in a scintillating evening of exciting and often thought provoking entertainment. Young thespians from across the school performed familiar pieces, which ranged from an extract from Willy Russell’s tragic tale of separation and class struggle, Blood Brothers, to Roald Dahl’s […]

Students and Staff perform in charity fundraiser

On May 4th, students and staff from Earls joined together to raise much needed funds for the Unicef children’s charity. Performances were created especially for the show, which featured all ages and many talents from our school community. Students and staff were also joined by friends of the school in […]

Disneyland Paris 2017

On Thursday morning (at the rather ungodly hour of 5am) we embarked on our Disney Samba and Choir Tour. After an epic journey across land and sea we arrived at Le Bois du Lys, which was to be ‘home’ for the next 4 days! We had a lovely evening meal together […]

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 […]