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

LRC Click and Collect

Dawlish College LRC Click and Collect Service

Do you love reading? Do you miss having access to our wide range of library books? We have the solution for you with our very own version of ‘Click and Collect’!

If you would like to borrow a book or two, complete the Google Form via this link:

Dawlish College LRC Click and Collect

We will sanitise every book and pop it into its own sealable plastic bag, where it will remain in quarantine for 72 hours. We will email you to advise about the first available date of collection from Student Reception, where a member of staff will assist you in taking your book directly from its sealed bag. Books can be returned to Student Reception where they will spend another 72 hours in quarantine before being returned to the library.

Although we should all be avoiding non-essential travel, this journey is permitted as it is for educational purposes. If you are unable to collect then let us know and we will see what we can do to help.

The lending period is the usual 2 weeks, but if you want to renew, email us at lrc@dawlish.devon.sch.uk.

Happy reading!