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

Book Fair Success 2019

A huge thank you to all the students, parents and staff that supported our Book Fair. It was amazing to see so many students choosing books from the many new publications available.

We have now totted up the total to find we raised a fantastic £755 in sales. As a result of this we also raised £377 in commission to spend on books that our students really want within the library. It was hard work for all involved but what a wonderful result. The delivery driver told us that we are now one of a very small number of secondary schools that hold Book Fairs in Devon, so a huge thank you again to everyone who has helped us to secure these additional resources for our library.

We are now looking forward to receiving our new stock and listening to students talk about what they have been reading!