Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

S Banks


Exam Results

GCSE results for schools can now be found and compared here.

2020 and 2021

These are grades based on robust internal teacher assessed grades. These have also been moderated nationally and adjusted accordingly.

Provisional Headline Figures 2022  
Progress 8 0.05
Attainment 8 45.09
4+ English and Maths 66.0%
5+ English and Maths 35.09%
% Achieving EBACC 13.7%
Provisional Headline Figures 2021  
Progress 8 0.75
Attainment 8 50.06
Basic 4+ English and Maths 68.2%
Basic 5+ English and Maths 45.8%
% Achieving EBacc 17.8%
Provisional Headline Figures 2020  
Progress 8 0.54
Attainment 8 49.02
Basic 4+ English and Maths 69.8%
Basic 5+ English and Maths 40.5%
% Achieving EBACC 25.0%
Headline Figures 2019  
Progress 8 0.12
Attainment 8 43.52
Basic 4+ in English and Maths 55%
Basic 5+ (good pass) in English and Maths 33.3%
% achieving EBACC

25.2% (standard pass)

18% (strong pass)

Headline Figures 2018  
Progress 8 +0.08*
Attainment 8 45.83
Basics 4+ in English & maths 60%
Basics 5+ (good pass)in English & maths 37%
% achieving EBacc 18%
Headline Figures 2017  
Progress 8 -0.32
Attainment 8 44.31
Basics 4+ in English & maths 53.80%
Basics 5+ (good pass)in English & maths 33.30%
% achieving EBacc 8.30%