An Ethical Day of Thinking

The Philosophy and Ethics department are excited to present ‘An Ethical Day of Thinking‘ for all Year 12 students on Wednesday 20th July.

Please see Mrs Thomas for more details.

Forensic Specialist Talk

Reminder – Criminology students are off timetable Wed 13th period 4 and 5 for a talk with a forensic specialist in SP2.

If any other students in year 12 would like to attend please see Mrs Southworth

Sixth Form Induction Days – Year 11 ‘Your Next Steps’

We look forward to welcoming our newYear 12 cohort on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July.

On arrival to school, please go to the core to register at 8:45am.

Lunch- The canteen will be open if you are an existing student at Southam, otherwise please bring a packed lunch.

If you are entitled to free school meals please do let Mrs Powell know via email:

Please refer to your Induction day letters for further information such as the Sixth Form dress code.

We hope you have a great experience over the two days.

The Sixth Form Team

Year 13 Leavers Prom 2022

Last night our Year 13 students enjoyed a stylish celebration at Hellidon Lakes Hotel. It was extremely well organised by our Head Students Ten, Joe and the prom committee, well done for all of your hard work. It was a wonderful evening and a fitting way to celebrate the end of seven years as a student at Southam College. We hope you look back on these days with sentimentality in years to come.

We look forward to celebrating with you again on A Level results day, Thursday 18th August. All the best for the future.

Mr Bradbury, Mrs Campbell-Birch and Mr Cole

Year 12 Biology

Year 12 Biologists have had a wonderful afternoon in the sun at Ryton Pools, using a variety of different methods to sample the plethora of flora and fauna.

Summer display

Thank you to Southam College’s Global Virtues and Cultural Ambassadors for creating our summer display by reception! 

It has brought lots of positive thoughts and feelings as we head towards the summer.


Thank you to the breast cancer charity Coppafeel

Thank you to the breast cancer charity Coppafeel for delivering an informative workshop to our Year 12 girls regarding how to check themselves and how knowing your body could save lives. 

Year 12 students heard from Georgina who informed students of her own experience. 

It was a fantastic experience which empowers students to ensure they are aware of the signs of breast cancer and where to go for support. 

Thank you to Coppafeel for supporting Southam College. 

Diversity Week

The Year 12 focus for Diversity Week is intersectionality. Following your tutor activity, some of you were really interested to find out more and James has put together this great fact file from his research.

In addition to this, here is an interesting article about how intersectionality can influence people’s experiences – in this case, the decision to ‘come out’.

This is thoughtfully written and recognises the differences in people’s experiences and views, so we encourage you to read to the end so you can understand the complexities of this. In order to gain a wider understanding of other stories, we would also suggest you read ‘A Dutiful Boy’ by Mohsin Zaidi and ‘Naturally Tan’ by Tan France, both of which are available in our school library.


Year 12 Students – House Captains

We are looking to appoint House Captains for next year’s Year 13, to enable and oversee student ownership of the House System.

If you think this is the role for you, then please complete the Microsoft Form using the link

AAT Trainee Accountant

An opportunity has arisen in our growing Rugby office to offer a school leaver or A-Level graduate an AAT training package with full study support towards achieving the qualification. 

The individual should be ambitious, hardworking and self motivated. Excellent communication skills are important for the variety of client contact that will be faced.

Work experience over the course of the training contract would include:

  • Preparation of financial statements
  • VAT return preparation
  • Management accounts preparation
  • Assisting with audit work
  • Personal and corporation tax compliance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Exposure to relevant accounting software programs

Following completion of the AAT training contract there may be the opportunity to further progress on to the ACA professional qualification to become a qualified chartered accountant.

Although the role is based in our Rugby office it will involve some travel when required to clients and our other offices.

Please send CV and any relevant information to

A Level PE Trip

The Y12 A Level PE students visited Loughborough University’s Human Performance Centre in Friday to take part in some fitness tests and experience working in their altitude chamber.

It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience first hand the world leading facilities they have at Loughborough for their research and athlete development programmes.

Massive congratulations to all students for their efforts on the day, and especially to Louis S for his monumental effort during the VO2 max test. Seeing Anthony Joshua training in the gym didn’t hurt either!

Looking forward to putting some of the knowledge gained back into practice in the classroom!

Well done again to the whole class.