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Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Students from Bilton, Kineton and Southam came together to celebrate 70 years of the Queen on the throne

Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust were pleased to host our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. It was fantastic to host students from both Bilton and Kineton High Schools. As part of our celebrations, students got to experience a union Jack stilt walker and a bubbleologist.

Thank you to all students who created Platinum Jubilee desserts as part of our Jubilee pudding competition. We had fantastic entries and it was wonderful to see all students’ efforts.

Moreover, thank you to Southam College’s music department for hosting the steel pan’s band.

Students created wonderful memories of a great historic and cultural event which they will keep with them for a lifetime!


Southam College and other schools within the MAT have recently been having a sort out and this week we were pleased to be able to send two pallets of text books covering a range of subjects to the charity BOOKS ABROAD in Aberdeen.

Here they will be sorted for onward transition to schools and colleges in Africa and India. Over 40 years the charity, run by volunteers, has recycled over 4 million books; it currently sends around 250,000 books abroad each year. Thanks to all who have helped with this collection from Southam College and at Bilton, Kineton and Stockton schools. A great outcome.


Students are also expected to bring the following items of equipment with them to college each day:

  • Black or blue ballpoint pens
  • pencil sharpener
  • pencils
  • pair of compasses
  • pencil eraser
  • reading book
  • ruler
  • coloured pencils/ fine fibre tips
  • protractor
  • pencil case (transparent for assessments)
  • calculator
  • dry-wipe board pen


House System
At Southam College their are four houses, each with the same aim of winning the overall house competition each year. The winning house from each year group gets to go on a trip at the start of each new academic year so the more HAPs you earn the more chance your house has of winning!

House Points (HAPs)
Throughout the year you can earn House Points for the following:
Outstanding attitude to learning, outstanding home learning, 100% attendance, being prepared and fully equipped in tutor and many more!

Courtesy Tickets
If you show kind and courteous behaviour towards another student, staff or visitors then you may be awarded a courtesy ticket these are each worth 10 HAPs and will go towards your house total!

The house system is an important and exciting part of school life and students thrive in this competitive environment. May the best house win!


You will have different teachers for each subject so there will be lots of new people to get to know.

You will see your tutor twice a day during registration. You can ask your tutor if there is anything that you are not sure of or are worried about.

Your Head of Year works with your tutors to make sure that you are able to achieve your true potential in every area of college life. You can find them if you have any problems or if there is some- thing you think they’d like to know. Heads of Year love to hear good news!

There are lots of other members of staff in school that may not be your teachers, however they will be happy to help if you need it.



Mrs Erroi

As your Head of Year, I will monitor your achievements and behaviour. I am really looking forward to celebrating your successes with you and your Tutors and I will also be there to support you in case you have any problems. I firmly believe that Southam College has a fantastic caring and community feel that allows everyone to achieve.

I have heard a great deal about you from your proud teachers and now I am very keen to meet you! I am delighted to be your Head of Year. Together with your Tutors, I am looking forward to you being part of the best year group Southam College has ever had!

I am looking forward to helping make your journey from Primary School to Southam College enjoyable and for you to be able to arrive in September full of excitement, energy and motivation to be the best you can be!

Day to day routine

  • 8.45am Students to be on site
  • 8.50am AM Registration
  • 9.10am First lesson
  • 10.10am Second lesson
  • 11.10am Break time
  • 11.35am Third lesson
  • 12.35pm Lunch time – You can either bring your lunch to school or buy it from the canteen.
  • 1.15pm Fourth lesson
  • 2.15pm Fifth lesson
  • 3.20-3:30 – students are dismissed from lessons to bus rooms or are able to walk home.

After school activities start.

The bell rings at the beginning & the end of lessons, apart from period 2 & 3 where you will be dismissed by your teacher. There is a warning bell at the start of the day, at the end of lunch & break time, so that you know it’s time to go to lessons or registration.

Once you arrive at school you MUST stay on the site until you leave at 3.30pm. Students are not permitted to leave school during lunchtime, unless you have a signed lunch pass.

Keep all your belongings with you throughout the day – you can get a locker to keep things in if you wish. It is important that all of your belongings are clearly named.

If you are ill you go to the Student Office & tell them. You do not ring home. The school will get in contact with parents if you need to go home.