Southam St James CofE Academy

Let your light shine

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Christian Values

Our Church Links 

As a Church of England Academy, we have very close connections with St. James Church in Southam. We also have links with All Saints Church in Ladbroke. 


Our Motto

'Let your Light Shine' (Matthew 5:16)


Our Christian Vision 

We are all unique and valued members of the St James family sharing, learning, love and laughter as we follow the teachings of Jesus. 

At Southam St James C of E Academy, we work together in a welcoming, caring Christian learning environment. We actively encourage each child to achieve and celebrate his/her own unique potential, to respect the beliefs and ideas of others and to become a happy, responsible and considerate person in God’s world.


Our Christian Values 

Our Christian Values are at the centre of everything we do at Southam St James C of E Academy. They help us live out the Christian Vision of 'life in all its fullness.'

Each half term, we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time, but also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action. Each Friday, in our Celebration Worship, we acknowledge children who have demonstrated these values.

Our visitors from St. James Church (Rev Vicki and the Open the Book Team) and All Saints Church (Rev Andy) regularly lead our worship to help us to reinforce our understanding of each value as they share stories from the Bible.

Children have opportunities to plan, prepare and lead worship for the whole school through class assemblies.

The Values we explore and strive to live by are:

We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guiding them in personal development as effective learners and good citizens. For more information please view the Christian Values for Schools website or see the documents below.