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Changes To Timings of The School Day
Dear Parents and CarersThe consultation period regarding the proposed changes to the timings of the college day closed on Wednesday 29th May 2019.The Governors have considered all responses and have m...
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...
Circus!
Don't forget to pop your red nose on for our year 5 Circus event on Wednesday 10th July - 5.30 - 7pm!Staff have been working with all our feeder primary schools creating performance work and Art. We c...
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 
Leading Lights In Languages June 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during June for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who hav...
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
Miss 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. I...
Multi-Academt 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...
Prom Photographs
After a fantastic evening, the Year 11 Prom Photos are available to purchase on the Bamford Smith Photography website. The password will be sent via parentmail. Purchase order deadline will be the 30t...
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. ...
Year 10 Pre-Public Exams
The timetable for the Year 10 Pre- Public examinations which begin on Monday 17 June 2019 is below. If your child has any questions, their class teachers will be able to help. 
Dawlish College Open Mornings
We are holding Open Mornings Tours on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July for parents and carers of students in Years 4 and 5 at 9:15am and 10:15am . We hope to see you! 
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...
Leading Lights In Languages May 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during May for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who have...
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 ...
Tutee Of The Term May 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...
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...
PE Summer Clubs 2019
Below is a list of the PE clubs and activities being run this term.
Book Fair Success
A huge thank you to all you who supported our Book Fair! We had a huge variety of new books, all of which were half price or less, plus mixed stationery and posters.During break times various students...
Young Chef Competition
Dawlish Water Rotary Club and Dawlish College are delighted to announce the success of the Young Chef competition held recently.Twelve year 9 finalists competed for prizes and the recognition of their...
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...
Year 9 Pre-Public Examinations 2019
The timetable for the Year 9 Pre- Public examinations which begin on Monday 29 April 2019 is below. If your child has any questions, their class teachers will be able to help. 
Parents' Forum Wednesday 1 May 2019
The college ‘Parents' Forum’ have successfully held regular meetings throughout the last year, with the aim of providing opportunities for parents to express views to the Head of College and other sen...
Tutee Of The Term April 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...
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...
National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service Summer 2019NCS is an amazing, positive experience for all young people after exams. The programme is underpinned by the following core principles: Social Mixing, Challenge, In...
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...
Primary Schools join Dawlish Arts Project
We are excited to welcome students from our local primary schools to an evening of Art, Music and Drama on Wednesday 3 April.Dawlish staff and students have been working with students from Westcliff a...
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...
Art @ Exminster Primary
Recent staff and students from our Art department joined students in Year 5 from Exminster Primary School and embarked on an eco themed art project. The big question in year 5 this term is 'How does o...
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...
Aiming High!
As part of the Aim High Programme, which looks to inspire students to reach the highest levels of academic excellence, a group recently visited Plymouth Marjon UniversityThe university is based primar...
Tutee Of The Term
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...
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...
Art At Starcross
It was fantastic to see the work of our Art Department at Starcross Primary School last week.The theme of the day was around plastic waste and how we could raise awareness about what plastic we are us...
Science Epraise Accolades
The Science Faculty have set this term's challenge!Have a look at the challenge below and give it a go! Deadline for entries is Monday 1st April.     
Dawlish Against Plastic Art
Year 7 students are currently engaged in a project highlighting the issues of plastics as part of their Art curriculum. The challenge has been set by the Dawlish Against Plastics committee and student...
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...
Dawlish Youth Soup
First-ever Dawlish SOUP event for young people’s projects is happening Thursday 21st March, 6 pm, The Beach Bar, Piermont Place, Dawlish This is a fantastic and easy way to raise some funds for a proj...
Birmingham Art
We were extremely proud of our students during our Art trip to Birmingham on Friday 15th February. We departed at 7am and first visited the Museum and Art gallery; here we saw Da Vinci drawings and su...
Catering Team in Colour
Our catering team at Dawlish College have just received their new uniforms in our new college colours and we think they look fabulous. We thought it would be a good time to introduce them to all of ou...
Leading Lights In Languages January 2019
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during January for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who ...
RE Department Visits
The Religious Education Department have been very busy recently with Year 8 and 9 students involved in off-site activities.Year 8 students took part in a day of spiritual and moral activities organise...
La Galette Des Rois
During the month of January, the Modern Foreign Languages team have been celebrating Epiphany with the French traditional cake “La Galette des Rois” (King’s Cake).This is made with almond paste (“fran...
Young Art Devon 2019
We are delighted that our students have once more excelled themselves with their entries for the Young Art Devon Exhibition 2019.The theme for 2019 is Our World. Students were asked to submit a pictur...
Tutee Of The Term
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...
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...
Leading Lights In Languages December 2018
The Modern Languages Department were delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates during December for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who...
Christmas Delivery
What a lovely way to end the term!Students from the college went on a drive in the college minibus delivering Christmas hampers to various local charities and good people of Dawlish. Visits included t...
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...
Human Form Exhibition
We were thrilled by the Year 11 Artwork which was exhibited at a private show last week. Based on the human form, students worked in a wide range of media to produce their final pieces. The end result...
Art Private View 18 December 2018
We hope you can join our Year 11 Art students at their exhibition on Thursday 13 December 2018 between 5:30-6:30pm as they showcase Human Form coursework and 3D outcomes in rooms 28 and 29 at the coll...
Ask Utilities Donation
Earlier in the autumn term Dawlish College were the lucky recipients of a generous donation of £431 from local firm ASK Utilities. The money helped the college give a tie in the new college colours to...
Volcanic Eruptions!
Year 8 students have been busy creating and erupting some fantastic volcanoes this week as part of their Geography work. We had some amazing and spectacular eruptions with some truly wonderful colour ...
Charity News
We are very proud of everyone's efforts this term in supporting others.We were delighted to hand 71 shoe boxes to The Dawlish Water Rotary Club for the people of Moldova. The shoe boxes, full of vital...
Book Fair!
Once more, the library is proud to be hosting a book fair.Students are encouraged to visit the library and see a wide range of new books available for sale. With books starting from only £2.99, plus e...
Dawlish College Remembers
Dawlish College was delighted to welcome Bert Parton this morning as part of our Remembrance activities.Bert, a member of the Royal British Legion and former Marine Sergeant, was joined by Year 8 and ...
Art For Remembrance
Year 8 Art Students have been focusing on exploring the themes of War and Remembrance. Using a range of media, they have created a wide range of responses, developing their skills and use of media. We...
Christmas Decorations@The College Shop
As part of their course, students have embarked on designing and creating decorations for Christmas.Students learn the process of making and marketing products, exploring original designs, the develop...
StoryBook Theatre
The College is excited to offer Theatre workshops for students in Years 1-3 and Years 4-6 from January.Workshops will run on Mondays  for 10 weeks during term time with each term's work culminating in...
Leading Lights in Languages November 2018
The Modern Languages are delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates this month for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who have demonstrate...
EPraise Accolades: Autumn Term 2018
The Science and Technology Faculties have created a range of challenges for each year group. Each challenge requires students to design a solution to a posed problem. The deadline for entries is 14 De...
A Shoebox For Moldova
A group of students are currently coordinating the collection of Christmas wrapped shoeboxes filled with gifts for the people of Moldova. These will be passed onto the Dawlish Water Rotary Club to tra...
Tutee Of The Term
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...
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Congratulations to four of our Year 11 students who organised a coffee and cake morning to raise money as part of our fund-raising for the Macmillan Cancer charity.Josh, Jack, Bipana and Sapana spent ...
Parents' Forum Feedback October 2018
Discussion at our recent Parents’ Forum explored a number of issues. It was a positive and collaborative evening and we thank everyone who attended. Below are some of the highlights from our discussio...
Rivers Of The World Art Success
Staff and students attended the private view for the Rivers of the World Project at the Phoenix Gallery in Exeter last night funded by the Arts Council and Thames Festival Trust and co-ordinated by DA...
Leading Lights In Languages
The Modern Languages are delighted to have identified a number of students to receive certificates this month for their work in French and Spanish. This award is given to students who have demonstrate...
Parents' Forum Meeting 17 October 6pm
Last year the college began a ‘Parent’s Forum’ and has since successfully held regular meetings throughout the year. The aim of these evenings is to provide opportunities for you to express your views...
Year 8 Information Evening
Calling all Year 8 parents: ever wondered how to help support your child's learning at home?Then come along this Wednesday evening (26th) at 5pm -6pm for some information and top tips.
Open Week 2018
We look forward to welcoming all families with primary-aged children to our Open Week 24th - 28th September. Tours are available daily at 9:15 and 10:15. Open Evening starts at 6pm with the Head's add...
Arts Achievement 2018
We are very proud to announce that all 33 students who recently entered their Arts Award Bronze portfolios have been successful in achieving successful results.To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young pe...
Junior Champion 2018
Congratulations to Andrew in Year 8 who has just won the Teignmouth Open Bowls Junior Singles Under 16 Tournament.Andrew has played in a number of tournaments over the last few years and is mainly inv...
Year 11 Information Eve
Just a quick note to provide you with the final arrangements for the Year 11 information evening on Thursday 20th September 2018.The Millennium hall will be open from 4.00pm where Exeter College will ...
Hitting The Mark!
Congratulations to all our recent Year 11 students whose results were fantastic!English and maths GCSE results were among some of the huge successes at Dawlish College this summer. 80% of entries in E...
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 ...
Tutee Of The Term July 2018
All students who have been awarded Tutee Of The Week this term have been placed into a prize draw.This term’s winner was Spencer in Year 7 who presented with a voucher for £15 to spend during the holi...

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