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Local information - history

Halesowen sits in the area known as The Black Country, the name given to it due to the heavy industry that dominated the area in the 19th and 20th Century. Today the area is far greener and the smoke and grime is a thing of the past. That said, the Black Country people are proud of their heritage and the area still has a deep skill base in the working of metal. The region’s economy is extremely diversified with world quality business services in the centre of Birmingham, cutting edge technology and traditional manufacturing throughout. It is said that the region is the only net exporter of manufactured goods in the UK.

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Places to visit 

Culturally the museums, galleries, theatres and shopping facilities of Birmingham are less than half an hour away and the world famous Black Country Living Museum is on the doorstep. The town is over looked by the Clent hills area of outstanding natural beauty where numerous foot paths and trails enable residents and visitors to get back to nature.

Travel

Located seven miles southeast of Birmingham city centre, there is easy access from Halesowen at junction 3 on the M5. This also connects the area to the M6 and M42 allowing convenient access for travel nationwide. Travel time to central Birmingham is 24-30 minutes off-peak and 30–45 minutes at rush hour.

The area is well connected to the local bus network with a range of services available from Halesowen Bus Station including three services to central Birmingham (services 9, 99 and 141) that depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. The travel time to Birmingham bus station is roughly 60 minutes.

The closest railway station is Rowley Regis, a 12 minute drive or 20 minutes by bus from Halesowen centre providing a direct line into Birmingham Moor Street Station.

Local schools and colleges

14 primary schools in the Halesowen area offer families a wide choice. Of these, there are two Church of England schools and one Roman Catholic primary school. There are three high schools in the area - Windsor High School and sixth form specialist sports college, Leasowes High School and Earls High School. Halesowen College provides excellent post-16 education. With a 99% pass rate for A levels and 35% achieving A*- B level grades, it is ranked in the top 10% in the country in terms for exam performance.  

Culturally the museums, galleries, theatres and shopping facilities of Birmingham are less than half an hour away and the world famous Black Country Living Museum is on the doorstep. The town is over looked by the Clent hills area of outstanding natural beauty where numerous foot paths and trails enable residents and visitors to get back to nature.

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