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.

K Bukowski


At Dawlish College our vision is to achieve excellence together and our uniform is an overt way of showing this level of expectation; it is also a way for students to express their pride in themselves and convey their attitude towards their learning. We expect all students to wear their uniform correctly at all times, including on their journey to and from College.


For more details regarding the College’s expectations, please refer to the Uniform Policy


Boys and Girls: Uniform


Blazers, ties, skirts, shorts and PE kit are only available from Thomas Moore 


Plain black blazer with College logo which must be worn at all times around the college site, apart from when shirt sleeve order has been decided by the Head of College when the weather is warm.  In cold weather the college jumper can be worn underneath the blazer but not instead of.

College tie must be worn in the correct place with an appropriate size knot.

Plain white shirts must be worn tucked in with the top button done up.

Trousers must be made of plain black material – not Chino style material which will fade – be full length and appropriate for a blazer-based uniform. Jean-style trousers with studs or those made of a stretch material will not be allowed.  Leggings or jeggings will not be allowed.

Skirts are an option if a student does not wish to wear trousers. These can only be bought from Thomas Moore. There is a choice of two styles in specified lengths.

Shoes must be plain black with no logos, coloured soles or flashes. Boots of any description are not allowed.

Tights/socks must be black.

Outerwear needs to be a sensible weatherproof coat and must always be worn over the blazer.

PE Kit

All students are expected to have the following:

Students will also be allowed to wear: