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


About Us

“Senior Leaders have been successful in establishing a positive culture that supports pupils’ all-round personal development and their physical and emotional wellbeing” - Ofsted December 2016

Dawlish College is a wonderfully welcoming and happy college where individuality is celebrated and expectations are high. We take pride in ourselves, our learning and our environment and are constantly seeking to maximise outcomes for all.

Our pastoral care is effective in supporting our young people as they mature from children into young adults and we take our duty to create citizens of the future seriously.

Within a culture where everyone is a learner, mistakes are valued as part of making progress and success is celebrated whilst still expecting more. We are passionate about extending learning opportunities beyond the classroom and provide a rich array of enrichment activities for students.

As with everything in life, you get out what you put in. Life at Dawlish College is no different. With a broad and balanced curriculum, staff that are passionate about learning and a culture of supportive challenge, Dawlish College is a place where ambition is unlocked.