James Dudley Workplace Visit and Tour

The year 11 pupils had the fantastic opportunity to visit and tour Thomas Dudley. We were given a talk about the history of the company and the products it makes. We were then taken to the foundry to see the cases for motorway cars eyes being cast. The pupils were excellently behaved throughout…

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First Football Match of the Season by Rio E

On Thursday 26th September 2019, The Brades Lodge played a school called Keyham Lodge in Leicester for the first away fixture of the season.


The day didn’t start as we wished, we came to school at normal time, waiting anxiously for the school minibus to arrive from Shenstone. We were…

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Careers Speed Network Event

Pupils form year 8 and 9 had the opportunity to meet and interact with over 100 employers from a variety of different backgrounds. Pre work for the event included creating a question sheet for to ensure the pupils gain the maximum from the event as possible. As it was attended by over 300 people…

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University of Wolverhampton Visit and Tour

As part of the Careers Education programme at the Brades Lodge site, the year 11 pupils had the opportunity to visit the University of Wolverhampton. The day consisted of a presentation on Why University/Why Choose Wolverhampton then the pupils then had the opportunity to have brief talk with a…

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Halesowen College Visit

The year 11 pupils had the opportunity to taste life at Halesowen College should they chose to attend there. The students were given a tour of the college with particular attention being shown to the areas that interested the pupils the most. Following this they had a 1 hour Media lesson that…

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Atlas Forklift Experience

As our school is part of the Careers and Enterprise Company Network, we have been assigned and Enterprise Advisor- Adam Harris Director at Atlas Forklift. All pupils in Key stage 4 were given the opportunity to visit Atlas and were able to speak to the employees who gave a fascinating insight to…

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National Apprenticeship Conference

As part of the Careers Education Curriculum the year 11’s had the opportunity to visit the world famous Cheltenham racecourse for the National Apprenticeship Show. With over 60 employers and providers in attendance, it gave the opportunity for our year 11s to find out more information about what…

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Football team

The school football team kicked of their 18-19 campaign with a home fixture against Northen House Solihull. It was an excellent advert for SEMH football with both teams respecting the laws of the game and playing in an excellent spirit. The game was a back and forth encounter where we never led…

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Skills Show 17

The Key Stage 4 pupils had the opportunity to visit the NEC for the country’s biggest careers fair called the Skills Show. The pupils were able to speak and interact with a vast array of providers and gain more information regarding their next step after leaving The Brades. The pupils were…

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Outdoor Education- Mountain Biking

As part of the KS4 PE curriculum the pupils completed a number of routes around the area on the road and visiting local parks. The pupils used knowledge and experience gained in KS3 to ensure they kept themselves and the group safe. Well done boys!!

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Working For Marcus

All the pupils from the Brades Lodge had the opportunity to watch a Loudmouth production call ‘Working for Marcus’. Working for Marcus is a powerful theatre in education programme on child sexual exploitation (CSE) including online sexual exploitation and abuse by individuals, organised groups or…

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Strongest Student Competition

The Brades Lodge held the first annual ‘ Strongest Student’ contest which was attended by four schools from around the country. There were seven events in two competitions for Key Stages 3 and 4 which compromised of:

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Minibus Pull


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