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


Contact Us

Dawlish College

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

Head Of College: Mr S Banks

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

Fax: 01626 862318

Email: office@dawlish.devon.sch.uk 

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 Progress Leader – Mrs Chantry for Years 6 & 7, Mr J Clements for Years 8 and 9, and Ms Wiseman for Years 10 and 11.

Urgent messages – Please telephone reception on 01626 862318.

Chair of Governing Body - Lisa Johnson | clerk@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

SENDCo - Mrs K Wharton-Darke | KWharton-Darke@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

All parents are welcome to request contact with the Headteacher, Mr S Banks

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


Dawlish College is a proud member of Ivy Education Trust.
Registered in England & Wales, Company Number 07519888

Telephone: 01626 870317

Registered Office: Ivy Education Trust, Exeter Road, TQ14 9HZ