Earl Sterndale Primary School is a small school situated next to the church right in the heart of the village of Earl Sterndale. Our small school has two classes, with children who come from the village and surrounding area.
Earl Sterndale a small, quiet hamlet has a 19th century church built on the site of a much earlier chapel. St Michael’s was accidentally bombed during the war and had to be rebuilt. It contains a font, which is believed to date back to Saxon times. The church font was broken from the heat of the bomb, and has been fixed and is still used in the church.
Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill are the remains of coral reefs which once made up the edge of the shallow lagoon in which the limestone rocks were laid down on the early Carboniferous era, 340 million years ago. They are among the most spectacular sights of the area. There are many excellent walks that start nearby including one that goes up and over both Chrome and Parkhouse Hills.