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

A Shoebox For Moldova

A group of students are currently coordinating the collection of Christmas wrapped shoeboxes filled with gifts for the people of Moldova. These will be passed onto the Dawlish Water Rotary Club to transport to Moldova.

Moldova is the poorest country in Europe today with families surviving on less than 1,70 Euros a day (£1.51). Children often stay with the grandparents when the parents head to Russia to get better jobs. This means that life for them is very hard, due to their old age or possible illnesses. It can become very hard to look after themselves and the children.

The wrapped shoeboxes will be sent off to Moldova and given either to children between the ages of 2-18 or the grandparents who remain just as vulnerable and would like something nice for Christmas.

You need to decide on the age group that you would like to buy for and whether it’s for a girl or boy. This information needed to be written on a label on the outside of the box. The boxes will be collected from college on Friday 16th November to give enough time for the boxes to be shipped in time for the Christmas period, so please bring in your box before that date.

Click on the link to find suggestions of the items for inclusion in the boxes. We hope you can help with our efforts.