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


Information Technology is changing at an incredible rate.  It seems like there are new technologies every day that baffle the mind and that solve the most complex of problems. Very rarely will students entering the world of work be in a job that does not require some kind of ICT/Computing knowledge and skills and so we aim to equip students with the building blocks from which to explore an ever-evolving field.

Year 7

With the wonder of technology come some very real dangers and so it is a priority at Dawlish College that students learn how to keep themselves safe on-line. Many students are already highly competent in using computer technology and so we focus on the designing and building of programmes by looking at inputs and outputs, algorithms and flowcharts, SCRATCH programming and website design.

Year 8

In a bid to ensure that Dawlish students are creators of IT and not just users, Year 8 continues to develop their confidence in more complex areas of IT and computing. In preparation for employment in the wider world we introduce them to graphic design, online graphics manipulation game creation and Python programming.


Students at KS4 can opt to study Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia. This course is ideal for those who have an interest in the world of creative media and have a solid foundation of computer skills. More details about the course can be found in the Guide to Options.

For more information please contact AMalcolm@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

Knowledge Organisers can be found here.