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:

Bench Press



Loading Race

Minibus Pull


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Brades Basketball

The Brades Lodge Lions recently had their second fixture against Sandwell Community School. The game was very competitive and played in an excellent spirit but SCS came out winners in the 4th quarter 28-20. An excellent display by all involved and well done The Lions.

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Voices In My Head

Shenstone Lodge School – The Brades Lodge, under the Executive Headteacher Neil Toplass, is a secondary special school based in Oldbury that caters for students who experience Social Emotional and Mental Heath difficulties. Generally the students have been disengaged from education and lack the…

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Brades Lodge Lions roar to victory

We are proud to announce our Brades Lodge Lions have pulled off a great and hard earned victory against Sandwell Community School 24 - 20.

Congratulations to all the players and staff involved.

The game began at a very high tempo; action was back and forth, up and down but the Lions showed…

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Parental Engagement day

15th December 2016 saw Shenstone Lodge School – The Brades Lodge open its doors once again to the parents and carers of our students.

There were a number of workshops being run so that the parents / carers could experience first hand what it is like to be taught at The Brades Lodge.  In food…

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Bonfire Night 2016

This year saw the first of our annual bonfire night on 3rd November 2016. It was organised by two students as part of their BTEC qualifications. Flyers were put out in the local community and letters sent home; over eighty guests attended, all of which made the most of the hog roast before…

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Skills Show

The Key Stage 4 pupils had the opportunity to visit the NEC for the country’s biggest careers fair. 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 immaculately behaved and…

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SEN League Result

The Brades Lodge football team kicked off the SEN League with a 13- 2 win against Chorley from Coventry. A very good start from our boys and we will compete again away at Elmwood on 25th November.

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Project Yawenta

These are young people who attend Yawenta Children’s Centre in Shashamane, Ethiopia. The centre currently provides nutritional, medical, educational and psychological support to 120 orphans and/or extremely vulnerable children, the majority of them (60%) being infected with HIV/AIDS. 

Last year…

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The Annual Brades Lodge Soap Box Derby

This year we held our second Annual Soap Box Derby at Warley Woods in Bearwood. We had teams come from as far away as Oxford to participate. Each team/school attended with their own Soap Box. It was fantastic to see the weird and wonderful designs rocketing down the hill competing for the coveted…

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Midlands SEN Football League Table

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Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

At The Brades Lodge we link positive behaviours to SMSC and Fundamental British Values.  All positive behaviours are rewarded using a tiered system so that the more positive days a student has, the bigger the reward.  This video explains the opportunities that our students can expect.

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