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

Aiming High!

As part of the Aim High Programme, which looks to inspire students to reach the highest levels of academic excellence, a group recently visited Plymouth Marjon University

The university is based primarily on a single campus on the northern edge of Plymouth and is keen to help inspire young people to achieve their best.

The students spent the day involved in a wide range of activities, including problem solving, exploring the costs and issues with setting up their own society.

They were able to talk to students and staff about the routes into university, exploring costs, the grades needed and also how to manage time and finances once there. They keenly enjoyed the tour around the campus, with one commenting: “It has given us a huge amount to think about and prepare for.”