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


The Chicago Bears

Dawlish College were fortunate to be chosen as part of the Chicago Bears NFL 'Mini Monsters' UK Tour. Year 5s from Gatehouse, Kenton, Starcross and Westcliff and our Year 7s from Dawlish took part in a workshop exploring and developing new skills and techniques as well as taking part in a new sport, American Football. We were lucky to have former Chicago Bear Kaseem Sinceno to offer advice and hand out prizes at the event. A huge thank you to Stuart Gray and Dawlish United Football Club for allowing us to hold the event at the main pitch. Students all had a great day taking part in this amazing opportunity with enthusiasm and excitement. Take a look at the Chicago Bears tour video and see if you can spot yourself and re-live the day.