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The local area guide to living in Southam

Southam is a Saxon town and civil parish in Warwickshire that is steeped in history. Located on the River Stowe, residents here can enjoy pretty landscapes and countryside walks, while still being close to bustling towns and cities such as Leamington Spa and Coventry. Leamington Spa is 7.5 miles away from Southam, and Coventry 13 miles away.

Within the market town there are plenty of amenities for residents. Southam offers a wide range of shops, cafes and pubs, as well as a lively and supportive community. Within the town you’ll also find a bank, post office, and pharmacy – taking care of your day-to-day needs. The countryside around here is a huge perk, offering lots of great walks and cycling routes, as well as other popular country pursuits. There are two parks in the town too, one of which is a recreation ground that is close to the town centre, kitted out with play equipment for children. The grassy amphitheatre is a great place to enjoy too, and is also popular for town events.

Information about the local residents

The population was recorded at 6,567 in the March 2011 Census, when there were 2,778 households. The majority of homes at this time were three bedroom homes, although there was a huge variety of types of homes owned. Of the population, 43% were married and 71% listed their religion as Christian. Other religions recorded in the area included Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh.

The Census data also revealed that 79% of the population was over 16. Of this number, 3,329 people aged between 16-74 were in employment. The mix of industries worked in varied immensely, but included professional occupations, administrative and secretarial, skilled trades, and sales and customer service occupations, to name but a few.

Nearby schools

Southam offers good access to education and has a number of primary schools, as well a secondary school, in the area. The primary schools in the catchment area include Southam Primary School, Southam St James C of E Primary School, and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. Of these schools, Southam St James performed best in Ofsted inspections. In its latest inspection in 2012, it was graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by the inspection team.

For children aged 11 plus, Southam College is the local school of choice. The school provides education for pupils up to the age of 18 and has a fantastic reputation. In its Ofsted inspection in March 2014, Southam College was assessed as being ‘Outstanding’. All areas were marked at this level, including the ‘overall effectiveness of the school’. The Ofsted report also revealed that the number of year 11 students achieving GCSE grades between A* to C has been well above average over recent years.

Getting around

There are great travel links in Southam, making it very easy to get in and around the area. There is good access to the M40 and M1, ideal for those travelling by car, and a number of train stations also sit close to the town, including Royal Leamington Spa. The bus services here are good too and are run by Stagecoach. Some of the direct routes available include services to Banbury, Leamington Spa and Rugby.

The town itself is sat between Leamington Spa and Daventry on the A425 and between Coventry and Banbury on the A423. Its central location means that it's easily reached and a great town to live in if you’re commuting to one of the nearby hubs.

Local shops

You’ll find everything you need in the town centre. The main shopping street runs right through it, and is home to stores offering all your everyday essentials. There’s a supermarket, post office, newsagents, pharmacy and more in the town centre, as well as a regular market held on Market Hill every other Saturday.

For more high street shops you can head to Leamington town centre, which offers independent stores as well as high street brands. Warwick, Coventry, and Birmingham offer even more in terms of shopping, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants.

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