Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It is an absolute privilege to have been invited to take on the role of Head Of College at Dawlish College; especially at such a positive time as it flourishes within the Formal Management Partnership with Newton Abbot College. Our GCSE results this year have been excellent with students out-performing the national average in many subjects and English and maths passes being the highest in the area.

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
Head Of College

Careers Education

Good careers guidance is supported well by many events that are praised highly by older students. As a result, all students progress to post-16 courses, training or apprenticeships that meet their needs or aspirations well.”  - Oftsed 2016


The college is committed to Careers Education, Information, Advice and guidance (CEIAG) and works closely with Careers South West Ltd, FE Colleges, Universities and Employers to encourage and support students into post-16 learning and training. Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy is available here.


We deliver an excellent careers provision here at Dawlish College which includes a wide range of impartial information and advice about post-16 routes.

Trips to a range of post-16 establishments, alongside our weekly careers assembly programme where colleges, universities and industry are invited in to speak to our KS4 students provides a range of guidance and broadens their horizons.   We continue to maintain strong links with Flybe, The Met Office, NHS and many other businesses within the Dawlish and Exeter region.

In addition to a full careers programme for our Key Stage 4 students we are always keen to open minds to various career paths for our Key Stage 3 students as well. We have a programme of visitors and students at Key Stage 3 also experience a number of STEM related events, on a half termly basis, (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).    

If you have any questions about career choices and options at Dawlish Community College please contact our Head of Careers, Mrs Amanda Moore – careers@dawlish.devon.sch.uk