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Coping With Stress
The attachment offers a range of information about mental health and how to cope during the current crisis for parents and students. Well worth a read!Teens and Parents Help Pack  
Contacting The College March 2020
In order to limit the number of staff on site we are closing all non-essential functions. If you need to contact the college with a general enquiry please use office@dawlish.devon.sch.uk. If you need ...
School Closure Update 20 March 2020
Parentmail is experiencing an increase in demand currently and so their systems are struggling to cope. We have information in the pipeline with them and it should all be with you by the end of the da...
School Closure Update 18 March 2020
Dear Parent/CarerYou may be aware that the education secretary announced this afternoon at 17:15 that schools in England will close from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March until further no...
Year 6 Welcome Evening 2020
Due to the current situation and in light of the recent government guidelines, we have made the decision to postpone the Year 6 Welcome Evening planned for Monday 23rd March. The college will look to ...
Women In Industry
We recently took two groups out to explore the world of work. They clearly enjoyed their experience!Medical Mavericks Year 10 students who are interested in a career in the NHS were invited along to a...
Languages Speaking Success
Recently 9 very excited (and nervous) students from both colleges travelled to Barnstaple together to take part in a regional MFL Speaking Competition, being held at Pilton Community College. They had...
South Devon College Events
With regret the following changes & cancellations have been made to the following college events over the next 2 weeks;My night – Wednesday 18th March – cancelledWelcome session Thursday 19th March – ...
Actions to limit the spread of Covid-19
As part of our ongoing process of review and action to delay the spread of Covid-19 students (and staff) will no longer be able to refill water bottles in school if they are the type where the opening...
World Book Day
Local author John Townsend visited Dawlish College as part of our World Book Day activities. He initially led a large assembly consisting of all year 7 and 8 students. He immediately caught their atte...
Easter Revision sessions 2020
There are a number of revision sessions that are available during the Easter holidays if your child would like to take part in these. The Easter revision timetable can also be found on our Facebook pa...
Art Excursions
The Art Department have been out and about, using opportunities in Bristol and Plymouth to support and enhance the skills of the students.We left for Bristol expecting rain and wind and arrived to a b...
Aiming High
A group of students from Year 8 spent the day at Marjon University, Plymouth before half term finding out about what studying at University really means.They were engaged in a range of sessions, inclu...
Year 11 Core Subjects PrePublic Exams
Below is the PPE exam timetable for Year 11 students. These take place between Wednesday 4th March –Tuesday 10th March 2020
Welcome Evening 2020
Our Welcome Evening is being held on Monday 23rd March at 6pm for parents, carers and students who will be joining us in September to advise the next steps in the transition from Primary to Secondary....
Coronavirus Information For Parents Update
 Devon Public Health have put together a website aimed at residents, parents and schools which brings together all the relevant public links to information about Coronavirus. Follow the link below for...
Western Chan Fellowship Visit
We recently welcomed Jeanine and Jeremy from the Western Chan Fellowship who spoke to us about their Buddhist beliefs, teachings and practices. They explained Buddhist life and showed us a range of ar...
Design Technology KS2 Challenge
Students from primary schools across the area were recently invited to take part in a challenge organised by Dawlish Rotary Club and Dawlish College. Students from five local primary schools including...
Buckfast Abbey Experience
Recently Year 8 students went to a day of spiritual and moral activities organised by Buckfast Abbey.The high-light of the day was the REconnect experience: a range of thought provoking and exciting a...
Drugs Awareness Workshops
Year 8 students took part in a drugs awareness workshop recently with a visiting leader from Hope UK.Students were asked to consider the difference between drugs and the impact any form of stimulant c...
Tutee Of The Term December 2019
We are extremely proud of our students who receive tutee of the week. This accolade is not solely based on academic achievement. It is a reflection of a student’s attitude, care, kindness, behaviour a...
Clubs and Activities Spring Term 2020
 Click on the link below to find out about the clubs and activities running this term.Clubs and Activities Spring 2020 
Leading Lights in Languages November 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during November for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who...
Christmas Cheer Delivered!
Students at the college have been collating and creating Christmas hampers full of goodies for the good people of Dawlish. Each tutor group collected donations of tins, chocolates, packets, cakes and ...
Dawlish College Goes To The Polls
Dawlish College’s Mock Election 2019On Thursday 12th December students at Dawlish College had the opportunity to vote in a mock election. Whilst the result was not a forecast of the general election r...
Art For Christmas
A large number of students took the opportunity to create their own cards for Christmas as part of the School Art Club programme: a fabulous service which turns students’ artwork into unique greetings...
A Real Christmas Cracker
We had a fantastic evening last week at our Expressive Arts Christmas Cracker evening. A whole range of talent was on show and we were delighted to see so many parents, carers and friends. Well done t...
Rotary Young Chef Success
The second heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition produced another close competition at the end of November. Local, Area and District Rotary competitions are being held at the College for the first...
Shoe Boxes Success
We are delighted to have collected 68 boxes for the Moldovia Shoeboxes Appeal as part of the Dawlish Rotary Club campaign to offer support and aid to families across Moldovia. Boxes for children of al...
Dawlish Boys Futsal Success
On Mon 25th November the Dawlish U13 boys travelled to St Luke’s to compete in the area futsal tournament. The squad of 7 boys competed against 11 other teams in two groups of 6. The group stages saw ...
Licensed for D of E
We are delighted to announce that Dawlish College is now officially a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading youth achievement awar...
Enrichment Days July 2020
We are very pleased to be able to offer Enrichment Days in July 2020 as part of the college calendar. Enrichment Days are Tuesday 14th July and Wednesday 15th July 2020 when the normal college timetab...
Shoe Boxes For Moldovia Donation
This morning Jonathan and Catherine, representing the Student Management Team, were delighted to receive a huge donation of stationery from Gilbert Stephens Solicitors for the Moldovia Shoeboxes Appea...
Book Fair Success 2019
A huge thank you to all the students, parents and staff that supported our Book Fair. It was amazing to see so many students choosing books from the many new publications available.We have now totted ...
Five times South West BMX Champion - Louise
Louise is currently in Year 11 studying hard for her GCSEs. What many don’t know is what an amazing and successful career she has had as a BMX Rider so far. Louise highlights her achievements so far.L...
Leading Lights in Languages October 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during October for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who ...
Dawlish Remembers
The Last Post played at Dawlish CollegeYesterday morning, as part of Remembrance activities at Dawlish College, year 7 and 8 students were given a very moving Remembrance Assembly by the Head of Colle...
Year 8 Mark Making For Remembrance
 Year 8 students have been exploring mark making studies printed on fabric, using remembrance as their theme. Areas of each print were also transferred onto fleece fabric and laser cut into petals.The...
Tutee Of The Term October 2019
We are extremely proud of our students who receive tutee of the week. This accolade is not solely based on academic achievement. It is a reflection of a student’s attitude, care, kindness, behaviour a...
Young Chef 2019
Dawlish College has taken a leading role in a regional Rotary competition to find the best young chef in Devon and Cornwall.On Friday 1st November, eight students at the College took part in local hea...
Christmas Art
We are delighted to let you know that Dawlish College has signed up to ‘School Art Club’ – a fabulous service which turns students’ artwork into unique greetings cards and is a great fundraiser for ou...
Parents' Forum 20 November 2019
Last year the college began a ‘Parents' Forum’ and have since successfully held regular meetings. The aim of these evenings is to provide opportunities for you to express your views to the Head of Col...
ROC After College Activity
ROC is offering an after school activity on Wednesdays aimed at Year 7 students.ROC is primarily an external group offering support and mentoring to lonely or anxious students. They discreetly work th...
Shoe Boxes For Moldovia 2019
We are delighted to announce that we will once again be participating in a campaign called “Shoe Boxes for Moldovia”, organised by our Year 11 student leaders working with The Rotary Club.Last year th...
Devon School Admissions and Transport Consultation
Please find information in the link below about this year’s admissions and transport consultation: for School Admissions Policies and Education Transport Policy/Post-16 Transport policy for 2021-22.It...
School League Tables 2019
The Government has updated the school league tables with 2019 exam results. Follow this link to see the ranking for Devon Education Authority schools.Government League Tables for Devon Schools 2019
Recommended Reading
Some parents have been asking recently about recommended reading lists for their sons and daughters. Whilst I would always argue that any text which is well written is worthwhile, and any classic will...
Leading Lights In Languages September 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during September for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students wh...
College Charity 2019-2020
Last week Mrs Bukowski, Mr Henderson and Mrs Wickham battled it out in assemblies as they each pitched their chosen, local, charity. Students were then able to vote for which charity became the Colleg...
Bikeability Success
It was fantastic to see students taking part in Bikeability activities this week.Bikeability is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches trainees the neces...
Year 11 Art scales the heights!
We are delighted to share the fantastic work of our year 11 Art students.At the start of term, students observed three figures by Rodin and were asked to create sketches of their own, using a range of...
Design Technology Success
Dawlish College Design Technology Faculty has been delighted to be working with Dawlish Community Transport, converting a mobility scooter into a more substantial car with promotional facilities.The i...
Rowing Success
Congratulations to Mrs Parr, Mrs Marc and Mrs Noble who took part in The Great London River Race last weekend, rowing 26 miles in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. It is a cause particularly close to Mrs Parr's...
Teign Hockey
It was fantastic to see members of Teign Hockey Club working with KS3 students today, supporting and developing their skills on the hockey pitch. They will be visiting over the next few days  to work ...
Circus Comes To Dawlish
Last night, Dawlish College hosted their Year 5 showcase event. This year the theme was the Grand Circus! Staff and students from Dawlish College have been visiting many of the local primary schools o...
National Childhood Immunisation Programme
The School Immunisation Team will be visiting Dawlish College during the coming Autumn and Spring terms to vaccinate children against HPV as part of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme. From...
D'Art Award 2019
The nominees for the D'Award 2019 have been announced. Students have until tomorrow to vote for their favourite. The winner will be announced at our circus event on Wednesday. Below are just a few of ...
Religious Studies Visit
During year 8 sessions in Religious Studies we met guests from the Dawlish Christian Fellowship – James, Andy and Cecelia spoke about their Christian beliefs, including how Christian beliefs impact on...
Parent Plus Programme
This is a programme run by Devon County Council for parents of adolescent children and considers how parents can connect and build good relationships with their teenage children, whilst also being fir...
Malawi Blog
Read more about Mrs Lithgow's visit to Malawi by following her blog.https://elizabethlithgow.wixsite.com/malawi 
Circus Art @Starcross Primary
We are gearing up for our Circus event which will take on the 10th July for all our feeder Primary schools with the theme ‘Circus’.The Art Department has recently been working with students at Starcos...
A Message From Malawi
Mrs Lithgow is currently visiting a school in Malawi, as part of an exchange programme. Here's what she sent back recently:I visited our partner school Balaka Secondary School in Malawi a week ago. It...
Multi-Academy Trust Consultation
The Governors of Dawlish College have taken the unanimous decision to submit an application to the Department for Education to convert Dawlish College from its current Local Authority maintained statu...
RE Visitors on Buddhism
This week, we welcomed Jeanine and Jeremy Woodward from the Western Chan Fellowship who spoke to Year 9 students about their Buddhist beliefs as part of their Religious Education work. They explored t...
Careers Fair 27 June 2019
A Careers Fair will take place at Dawlish College on Thursday 27th June from 2:00-6:00pm. All students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, and their parents and carers, are warmly invited to attend. ...
Preparing for life and work in today’s world.
Dawlish College art teacher Liz Lithgow will shortly be heading to Malawi as part of Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, to work with staff and students in Balaka Secondary School.Connectin...
Changing Lives
On Thursday 6th June our year 9 French students were given a presentation by Edmund Henley who works at the MET office in Exeter. He has recently been involved in a project in Western Africa (Burkino ...
Minutes of The Parents' Forum Meeting 1 May 2019
We had a lively and interesting meeting, where a number of issues and questions were discussed. The discussion points are below. We look forward to you all joining us at the next meeting which is sche...
OFSTED Inspection 2019
I am delighted to be able to share with you the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection Overall Effectiveness GoodEffectiveness of leadership and management GoodQuality of teaching, learning and asses...
Jay's Aim Defibrillator
Dawlish College already had an internal defibrillator, but the money raised by students on the first non-uniform day since Jay's ...AIM was chosen as their 2019 charity of the year has paid for a publ...
HappyMaps
Funded by Health Education England, HappyMaps is designed to help parents find useful resources on behaviour and mental health for their children - from babies to young adults.It is hoped that this wi...
Dawlish Against Plastic Art Exhibition
We have been delighted to the students' response to their latest Art Challenge.Students were set a brief using inspiration from the plastic pollution problem to create a piece of art. They could use a...
Achieving Silver
We were delighted to hear that Andrew’s interest and commitment to bowling continues, going from strength to strength. Recently, Andrew took part in a skills test set by the English Indoor Bowling Ass...
Rugby Success
Recently, 82 boys from across the county took part in trials for a place to play in the U15’s Devon Rugby Squad at Exwick Exeter College sports centre. From those, 38 boys were selected to play agains...
World Book Day 2019
World Book Day 2019 was a huge success here at Dawlish. The well-known children’s author, Tamsin Cooke, gave a really inspiring talk about becoming and author. She revealed secrets of her work, includ...
Girls' Rugby Development Day
Last week, we were thrilled that a group of girls went to Sandy Park to take part in a Girls' Rugby Development Day.The girls took part in a series of workshops to develop their skills and techniques ...
Championing Mental Wellbeing
The statistics surrounding teenage mental health are worrying: 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year; 50% of mental health problems are established by the age of ...
Momo Challenge Warning
The college has been made aware of some nasty challenges (Momo Challenge) which are hacking into children’s programmes, social media and online games.This ‘challenge’ targets young people and encourag...
Wellbeing Evening
Childhood should be the happiest time in a person’s life, yet for thousands of children who develop mental illness in childhood or adolescence, the reality can be very different. One in ten (around 85...
Open Daw Thanks
We were very proud to receive a letter of thanks from The Open Daw Community Information Centre in Dawlish following a visit by our students last week.A group of students visited the centre keen to se...
PE @ Morfa Bay 2018
We were impressed by our Year 10 students who spent a few days away at Morfa Bay Adventure, an activity centre in Carmarthenshire, Wales. 24 students took part in a BTEC PE residential where they had ...

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