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.

R Wickham


The following information is available in college on request. Parents and others requesting such information are asked to give a few days’ notice if possible.

Government information

Information relating to the Governing Body

  • Copies of agendas and minutes of meetings
  • Regulations relating to the powers and duties of governing bodies

Information about the College curriculum

  • Key Stage 3 Guide indicating courses, student groupings and assessment arrangements in Key Stage 3 (issued to all parents of students in Year 6)
  • Key Stage 4 Guide indicating courses, student groupings and assessment arrangements and syllabuses in Key Stage 4
  • A full copy of the college’s sex education policy
  • A full copy of the college’s special educational needs policy
  • The Governors’ Curriculum Statement
  • A copy of the Standing Advisory Council Religious Education/LA Policy on religious education


The documents below are available to download in PDF format. If you require a paper copy of any of the policies please do not hesitate to contact the College at office@dawlish.devon.sch.uk or on 01626 862318. All links open in a new window. Estuaries MAT policies can also be accessed on the Estuaries website

Accessibility Policy
Admissions Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Attendance Policy
Behaviour Policy
Behaviour Policy During COVID19
Careers Guidance Policy
Charges and Remissions Policy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy COVID19
EMAT Complaints Procedure
Data Breach Policy
Data Protection Policy
Data Retention Policy
DSEN Policy
Equality Policy
Health and Safety Policy
PE Kit Policy
Sex and Relationship Education Policy (Draft)
Students With Long Term Medical Conditions
Uniform Policy