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


Welcome to the Art Department at Dawlish College. Our mission is to encourage students to think imaginatively and to give them the skills and the freedom to experiment with their creativity. We are an active and dynamic department where there is always something going on: visiting artist workshops, community projects and trips.

Year 7

This is an exciting year getting to grips with a range of techniques and some of the materials in our studios. Students will experiment with photography, colour theory, mixed-media, mono-printing and clay to name just a few. The context within which this is done is the exploration of still life, culture and architecture which incorporates a visit to Exeter’s cathedral, mosque and museum.

Year 8

Using the themes of war and identity, students begin to develop their skills and broaden their understanding by researching various artistic styles which inform their own compositions. Additional materials and techniques are also introduced to stretch their creativity and application. 

GCSE Art and Design: AQA

Art is a popular and successful course at KS4 where students are encouraged and supported to take their projects in unique and individual directions. There is an established culture of celebrating and exhibiting students’ work. Further details of the course can be found in the Guide to Options

For more information please contact JWaterworth@dawlish.devon.sch.uk or LLithgow@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

Knowledge Organisers can be found here.