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

Charity News

We are very proud of everyone's efforts this term in supporting others.

We were delighted to hand 71 shoe boxes to The Dawlish Water Rotary Club for the people of Moldova. The shoe boxes, full of vital resources as well as some treats, will be 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. We are very grateful to Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, Exeter for their very generous donation of stationery packs which we were able to include in each shoe box.


Our recent non-uniform day for Children in Need raised over £473, whilst a non-uniform day and bake sale earlier in the term raised £473 for The Intercom Trust. Having also raised over £200 for MacMillan Cancer charity at the end of September through cake sales and a staff raffle, we can honestly say we are in awe of everyone's generosity. Well done to students, staff, parents and our community for your fantastic efforts!

intercom Trust