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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Young chef heat 2

Rotary Young Chef Success - posted 4th Dec

The second heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition produced another close competition at the end of November. Local, Area and District Rotary competitions are being held at the College for the first time and are being fully supported by Dawlish Water Rotary Club.

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Shoe Boxes Success - posted 28th Nov

We are delighted to have collected 68 boxes for the Moldovia Shoeboxes Appeal as part of the Dawlish Rotary Club campaign to offer support and aid to families across Moldovia. Boxes for children of all ages, as well as grandparents, were passed to the Rotary Club this week.  We are so grateful for the generosity of so many students, parents and friends who provided boxes and items. Head boy Tommy said: "We are so pleased to receive so many boxes and gifts to send to people this year. Your gift at Christmas will help them feel loved and not forgotten.

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Dawlish Boys Futsal Success - posted 28th Nov

On Mon 25th November the Dawlish U13 boys travelled to St Luke’s to compete in the area futsal tournament. The squad of 7 boys competed against 11 other teams in two groups of 6. The group stages saw the boys take on St Luke’s, St James, West Ex, ISCA and St Peters.

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Enrichment Days July 2020 - posted 28th Nov

We are very pleased to be able to offer Enrichment Days in July 2020 as part of the college calendar. Enrichment Days are Tuesday 14th July and Wednesday 15th July 2020 when the normal college timetable will be suspended for all students in Years 7-10. Enrichment Days are an opportunity for all students to learn new skills and develop socially, allowing staff and students to work together in a less formal environment, helping to cement working relationships for the coming academic year.

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Shoe Boxes For Moldovia Donation - posted 21st Nov

This morning Jonathan and Catherine, representing the Student Management Team, were delighted to receive a huge donation of stationery from Gilbert Stephens Solicitors for the Moldovia Shoeboxes Appeal. This generous donation boosts the gifts we are sending out to Moldovia as part of the Dawlish Rotary Club campaign to offer support and aid to families across the country. We are once again very grateful for the support and kindness Gilbert Stephens Solicitors has shown.

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Christmas Cracker

Christmas Cracker! - posted 20th Nov

We are so excited to invite you to our Christmas extravaganza! - an evening of Art, Music and Drama! Tickets for our "Christmas Cracker" go on sale on Thursday 21 November on parentmail. We look forward to seeing you there!

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