About

Welcome to Halesowen College, the leading choice in the area.

For many years, Halesowen College has held a reputation for high standards, an excellent learning environment and a caring, supportive sense of community. We offer exceptional support and opportunities for students making the transition from school to higher education or the career of their choice. Our convenient location benefits from extensive travel networks, so you can get to College and return home with ease.

The College appears consistently in the top 10% of colleges for examination performance.Our last Ofsted Inspection reported many strengths, including good academic support, leadership and the fact that all students are valued.

All students are treated as individuals for achieving their potential and gaining a sound foundation for the future.

In association with our long-standing partnerships with the University of Worcester and Newman University, we are committed to increasing participation and progression routes to higher education for the local community.

Our University Centre is an important step in extending pathways for students who would not otherwise be able to attain higher qualifications. It puts in place some outstanding facilities that allow students to tap into higher education study in the locality and utilise digital resources.

Students in the second year of advanced programmes are able to embark on selected undergraduate units with partner universities to help prepare them for transition to higher education.

College Values

At the centre of the College mission are six key values:

  • commitment
  • learning
  • partnership
  • respect
  • standards
  • trust

British Values

Halesowen College is committed to promoting Fundamental British Values which are commonly accepted as:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • Individual Liberty

Promoting these fundamental British Values permeates through all aspects of College life, they are embodied throughout the curriculum and also form an important part of the tutorial programme.

How We Promote British Values

Democracy - Student Representatives, Students’ Union, Student Board Meetings, Principal’’s Question Time, Student Ambassadors, Learner Voice, Initial and End of Year Student Surveys, Student Focus Groups and Student Buzz

The Rule of Law - Learning Agreement/Enrolment Form, Student Handbook, College Code of Conduct, Assignment Deadlines, Assessment Policy and Health & Safety

Mutual Respect and Tolerance - Induction Activities, Student Handbook, Tutorial Theme Weeks, Equality and Diversity Activities, Anti Bullying Week, Mental Health Awareness, Student Ambassadors, Autism Awareness, LGBT Group, RESPECT Campaign, PREVENT Training and Safeguarding

Individual Liberty - Learner Voice, Quiet Room, Counselling, Choice of Study Programme, Choice of Progression Routes and Differentiated Learning Styles

Ofsted Reports and DfE Performance Tables