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

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Circus Comes To Dawlish - posted 11th Jul

Last night, Dawlish College hosted their Year 5 showcase event. This year the theme was the Grand Circus! Staff and students from Dawlish College have been visiting many of the local primary schools over the last few weeks working together in preparation for the ‘Grand Circus Festival’ Students have been working together to create dance, drama, music, art and craft pieces inspired by this year’s theme ‘The Circus’ to share with friends and family at an open festival of fun, with refreshments and live entertainment.

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National Childhood Immunisation Programme - posted 10th Jul

The School Immunisation Team will be visiting Dawlish College during the coming Autumn and Spring terms to vaccinate children against HPV as part of the National Childhood Immunisation Programme. From September 2019 the vaccine will be offered to Year 8 boys as well as Year 8 girls. This is because the evidence is clear that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers. Parents’ consent is required by 31st August before the vaccine can be administered: we are sending an email via Parentmail with a registration link to all current Year 7 parents. Please contact the school if you have any questions or have not received the link.

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D'Art Award 2019 - posted 9th Jul

The nominees for the D'Award 2019 have been announced. Students have until tomorrow to vote for their favourite. The winner will be announced at our circus event on Wednesday. Below are just a few of the entries.  

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Religious Studies Visit - posted 9th Jul

During year 8 sessions in Religious Studies we met guests from the Dawlish Christian Fellowship – James, Andy and Cecelia spoke about their Christian beliefs, including how Christian beliefs impact on their life and the way Christians are seen in the media today. Students asked lots of interesting and challenging questions and took part in lots of activities. Thank you to all our guests for giving up their time and sharing their beliefs and values.

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Parent Plus Programme - posted 8th Jul

This is a programme run by Devon County Council for parents of adolescent children and considers how parents can connect and build good relationships with their teenage children, whilst also being firm and influential in their lives.

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