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Dawlish Community College

Address: Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0BY

Head Of School: Mrs R Wickham

Tel (8.15am until 4.00pm term time only): 01626 862318

Fax: 01626 862318


Who to Contact

Illness or absence from College – Please telephone reception on 01626 862318 and or write directly to your child’s tutor.

Enquiries about academic progress or welfare – Please contact your child’s Team Leader – Mr J Clements, Head of Lower School and Mr D Osborne, Head of Upper School.

Urgent messages – Please telephone reception on 01626 862318.

All parents are welcome to request contact with the Head Of School, Mrs. R Wickham

If you would like a paper copy of our policies or any other information contained on our website, please contact or phone 01626 862318. Please ensure your request includes your name and postal address.

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Key Staff Contacts

PositionMember of Staff
Head Of SchoolMrs Wickham
Assistant Principal (Safeguarding and Behaviour)Mrs Bukowski
Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Timetable)Mr Henderson
Business Manager Mrs C Medland
Principal's Personal AssistantMrs N Drake
SENCOMs L Ransom

Year Group Team Leaders

PositionMember of Staff
Head of Lower SchoolMr J Clements
Head of Upper SchoolMr D Osborne
Year 11 Progress LeaderMs E Wiseman

Directors of Learning

PositionMember of Staff
English (with Humanities )Ms Simmons
Mathematics (with Computing and Business Studies)Ms Stimpson
Science (with Technology)Mrs K McGeever
Modern Foreign Languages (with Expressive Arts and PE) Mr T Sewell

Middle Leaders

PositionMember of staff
HistoryMs Wright
GeographyMs Scott
Beliefs, Values and EthicsMs Fox
PE (Acting)Ms Dempsey
PSHEMs Wright
Design TechnologyMrs Belworthy
Expressive ArtsMr Waterworth
Buisness Studies and ComputingMr Malcolm

Key stage Coordinators

EnglishMs Davies
MathsMs Blackwell
ScienceMs Adams
MFLMs Watterson

Support Staff

PositionMember of Staff
Data Manager Mrs L. O'Brien
Education Welfare Officer Mr C Frewin
Exams OfficerMrs M Bannister
Kitchen Manager Mrs S Willoughby
IT Network ManagerMr D Bird
Learning Resource Centre ManagerMrs J Van Spyk
Assistant SENCoMrs S Hillyard
Maintenance Manager Mr I Woods


NamePositionCategory of GovernorTerm of office endsBusiness Interests
Mr Jon HarriesChair of GovernorsCo-opted Governor6th January 2019None Declared
Mrs Kath WhalingJoint Vice ChairFoundation Governor30th August 2020None Declared
Mr Kevin McGrathJoint Vice ChairCo-opted Governor July 2019Consultant for Education Training and Project Management- links with Babcock LDP, Exeter
Wife is Governor of Cockwood Primary School
Mr Graham CareyLocal Authority Governor2nd February 2020None Declared
Mr Simon CopperParent Governor 13th September 2020
Ms Lorraine ChambersStaff Governor 13th September 2020None Declared
Mr David ViolettParent Governor13th September 2020
None Declared
Mr Kevin WardCo-opted Governor 6th January 2019
None Declared
Mr Jamie WhalingFoundation Governor 19th July 2020None Declared
Mr Fred WoodheadCo-opted Governor6th January 2019 None Declared
Mrs Nancy DrakeClerk to GovernorsNot applicable
None Declared

Directions to the college


Map showing location of the College (provided by google maps)

Site map of Dawlish Community College

Approaching from Exeter

  • Pass the turning on the left to Dawlish Warren.
  • Pass the garage on the left (Marine Garage).
  • Pass the next turning on the right (to Dawlish Leisure Centre).
  • Pass Catholic Church on the right.
  • Take the next right into Elm Grove Road.  The College is on the right.

Approaching from Teignmouth/Dawlish town centre

  • Through Dawlish town centre, forward over the bridge over the brook and through the ‘S’ bends
  • Pass garage on left (Dawlish Repair Centre)
  • After the zebra crossing take the next turning left into Elm Grove Road.  The College is on the right.