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

Changes To Timings of The School Day

Dear Parents and Carers

The consultation period regarding the proposed changes to the timings of the college day closed on Wednesday 29th May 2019.

The Governors have considered all responses and have made their decision.

We are writing to inform you that the proposed new start and finish times for the college day will be adopted from 1st September 2019.

The official timings for the college day at Dawlish College for the new academic year will therefore be:

8.45am – 3.05pm

The Autumn Term begins for all students on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. There will be a five minute warning bell at 8.40am every morning. Students should be on the premises by this time in order to make their way to their first lesson which will start promptly at 8.45am.

Thank you to all those who contributed to the consultation and for your continued support.

For those students travelling on Local Authority transport, the new bus timetable is attached.

Yours faithfully

David Violett and Rachel Wickham

Chair of Governors and Head of College

Contract coaches timings September 2019