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


Consultation on Admission Policy for 2025-2026

Admission Policy for 2025-2026 - Annual Consultation 1 November 2023 - 5 January 2024

Along with all other schools and academies in Devon, we are consulting on the admission policy for our school for 2025-2026. The Local Authority is also consulting on its admission arrangements. You are invited to look at the proposals which are based on policies for this year and next year, and have your say.

Our proposed policy for 2025-2026 is available here:

Dawlish College – Proposed Admission Policy for 2025-2026

All policies may be viewed at http://devon.cc/schoolpolicy . Further information is here: www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements

The consultation runs from 1 November 2023 until 5 January 2024. Our policy will be determined on 20 February 2024 and published in the same places by 15 March 2024.

If you wish to comment, please do so at schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk or by emailing the school.