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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 ...
KS3 Clubs and Activities Autumn 2019
Click on the link below to find out about the clubs and activities running this term.KS3 Clubs Autumn 2019
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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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