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


Important Dates

Date Event
5th September 2023 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 7 Students
6th September 2023 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 8,9,10 and 11 Students
23 October - 3 November 2023 Autumn Half Term 
6th November 2023 First Day of Term
15th December 2023 Last day of Autumn Term for Students
2nd January 2024 Staff INSET day: No college for students
3rd January 2024 First Day of Spring Term
9th February 2024 Staff INSET day: No college for students
12th - 16th February 2024 Spring Half Term
28th March 2024 Last Day of Spring Term
15th April 2024 First Day of Summer Term
6th May 2024 Bank Holiday
27th May 2024 Bank Holiday
28th May -31st May 2024 Summer Half Term
17th July 2024 Last day of Summer Term
18th July 2024 Staff INSET day: No college for students
19th July 2024 Staff INSET day: No college for students