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Welcome to Southam College


Southam College is an 11-18 comprehensive school that occupies a pleasant, spacious and well-equipped site on the edge of the town. The most recent OfSTED report gave the college the top rating of ‘a very good school’, placing it in the national top 20% of secondary schools.

In recent years the College has seen major improvements in student achievement and educational facilities, particularly since its designation as a Technology College, as a Humanities College and as a Vocational College.

A talented and dedicated staff has created a caring, but work focussed ethos, within which all students are challenged to achieve their full potential. This applies not only to the Specialist College subjects of English. Mathematics, Geography, History, Science and Technology but to the arts and social sciences as well.

The Sixth Form at Southam College is a thriving part of the college and the local community. It has a well-established record of high educational achievement and offers a wide range of Post-16 courses, which enable students to successfully progress on to Higher Education, employment or further training.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the college office and we will be pleased to arrange a visit.

Southam College Vision ‘To provide a caring, supportive community, where all students and staff work together to develop as learners and as people and in which we are all challenged to continually improve standards and achieve our full potential’.

Mr M J Thompson, Headteacher

Mr D J Knapp, Deputy Headteacher 

Mr R Stevens, Chair of Governors

About us

As a Technology College we want to use technology, particularly information technology, to help raise achievement and to help our students gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed for playing a full part in an increasingly technological society. At the same time we want our students to appreciate the importance of the arts, humanities and spiritual development to a balanced education. We want to see them grow in self confidence and self discipline and, as they mature, take on full responsibility for their own learning and conduct both insider and outside the college; and within a vocational context.

Facilities available

Purpose built accommodation is provided for 140 Sixth Form students and comprises:

  • Six teaching/tutor rooms
  • Two study rooms
  • A computer suite

In addition there is a well-equipped library and learning resource centre to meet Sixth Form study demands and is available for private study during the day and after school.

The college cafeteria is also open all day for use by Sixth Form students as a social area, as well as the community education room.

Additional support

Sixth Form tutors play a key role in supporting students to fulfil their academic potential and to help them improve their own learning. Registration time is also used by tutors to work with students on an individual basis or in groups to:

  • Review individual targets
  • Discuss individual progress
  • Discuss possible progression routes after the Sixth Form
  • Complete application forms for UCAS and employment.

Tutors, the Head and Assistant Head of Sixth Form regularly meet with students on a one-to-one basis to monitor and review individual performance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Southam College directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2016
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