Holocaust Memorial day

As part of Southam College’s commemoration of Holocaust Memorial day, Year 9 had the unique opportunity to listen to a live webcast with the incredible Holocaust survivor, Ruth Posner, BEM. 

Mrs Mali would like to say a massive thank you to all Year 9 pupils who listened so respectfully to the testimony of Ruth Posner and her powerful and poignant words. This  really was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our pupils to experience.

Year 9 netball

Southam v Kings High

On Wednesday the girls took on Kings High. They started strong with some great dodging and driving down the court. Interceptions by Isla and Matilda allowed us to take the lead 4-3 after the first quarter. Kings came back fighting in the second, but we still held our own with the first half ending 8-11 to Kings.

In the second half Kings really stepped up a gear passing the ball with speed down the court. However, I was really impressed with how we played as a squad. Everyone on the team put in 100% effort chasing down lots of loose balls. Olivia and Phoebe H put lots of lovely balls into the circle as well as working hard defensively. Hannah with great marking against a speedy WA and Charlotte, Lexi and Phoebe B with some excellent shots and movement.

Although the game ended a 25-13 loss, this didn’t reflect our play. Well done girls, super proud of you all!

Miss Carro


On Wednesday evening the y9 football team travelled to Aylesford for the 6 a side tournament. Southam were placed in a group with Kineton and Stratford, playing each team twice. 

The first game saw Southam take a 1-0 win against Kineton with Luca scoring from on the goal line after a great save. The team played well and kept the ball efficiently and using the width well. The 2nd game also saw Southam take a 1-0 win against Stratford, again this was a goal from Luca after some lovely team play started by Eva. The third game saw Southam play Kineton again but this time a 2-0 defeat. Kineton took full advantage of the chances they created. Our final game saw us play Stratford again and this was a very good team performance winning 2-0 with both goals being scored by Jamie and assisted by Alex with identical team moves. 

Southam topped the group and played Aylesford in the semi final. Unfortunately, the team lost 1-0 despite some very strong performances from Ethan, Frankie and Zach. A disappointing end to the tournament but some lovely football played. 

Mr Turton

Warwickshire Police Cadets scheme – open for applications

Warwickshire Police cadets is for young people who wish to engage in a programme that offers them an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing, develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship, while supporting their local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.


Message from Mr MacGibbon

Dear Year 9

Happy New Year and I hope that you have all had a good break.
All the best of luck for the Yr 9 Exams this week.
Please make sure that you know what equipment you need and where you need to be before the exam.

Read the questions carefully and try to answer all the questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Mr MacGibbon, Head of Year 9

Chocolate logs

Christmas has well and truly arrived in the Food Department. We have had lots of festive fun making Chocolate logs – home-made swiss rolls skilfully crafted, rolled and decorated accompanied by Christmas songs along the way. Ho Ho Ho.. Look out for our gingerbread houses next week to end the festive fun!

Out and About

The first Out and About Personal Development Trip took place on Wednesday afternoon when a group of Year 9 students visited Ryton Pools Country Park for a country ramble and some fresh air, while braving the freezing temperatures and enjoying the beautiful winter sunshine

Food preparation and nutrition

Year 9 Food students have continued to develop their knowledge of the working properties of eggs by looking at Coagulation and Aeration when making a Lemon Meringue Pie. It was fascinating to watch the effect of the acid in the lemon juice on the filling. Science at its Best.

Well done Year 9. Chocolate logs next.

Mrs James

WWI Battlefields trip

Year 9 History students / WWI Battlefields trip – thank you to those who have paid the deposit for this special trip, we are so pleased at the response!  We have a final few places available so have extended the deadline for the deposit on Parent Pay. 

If you are interested in securing a place but need a replacement letter, please come to the History department or see your History teacher.  

Human Rights Week

The Amnesty Society are really looking forward to educating their peers about human rights this week. Check out the calendar and come along and visit our campaign stalls during lunch. We look forward to seeing you get involved in Human Rights education.


Year 9 Geography students had a wonderful time today learning about wildlife and animal adaptations in tropical rainforests and the threats they face. They saw a scorpion and tarantula and were able to handle the stick insects and snake. They asked brilliant questions throughout the day.
Well done Year 9!

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