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

Christmas Decorations@The College Shop

As part of their course, students have embarked on designing and creating decorations for Christmas.

Students learn the process of making and marketing products, exploring original designs, the development stages and creating the final product. As part of the process, they also explore the costs of production.

We are now selling their finished Christmas tree decorations. Designs include reindeer, snowflakes, and geometric shapes and are available in 2D and 3D designs. All designs are laser cut on our laser cutter from student's own designs and individually hand painted and finished. They can be brought on-line  from the College shop with a proportion of the profits being donated to charity.


We hope you are able to support our students' efforts! 

 snowflakes4 Geometric shapes5

3d Trees 3D Snowflakes