Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

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.

S Banks


Dawlish Remembers

The Last Post played at Dawlish College

Yesterday morning, as part of Remembrance activities at Dawlish College, year 7 and 8 students were given a very moving Remembrance Assembly by the Head of College, Mrs Wickham.

The assembly was especially poignant as we also welcomed Bert Parton and Thomas Elliott .

Bert, a member of the Royal British Legion and former Marine Sergeant, and Thomas, the flag bearer, were present whilst Mrs Wickham spoke about the importance of Remembrance. The start of two minutes silence for reflection was then marked by Mr Parton playing The Last Post on his bugle. It was a beautiful addition to a very important assembly.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Bert Parton and Thomas Elliott for joining us and making our Remembrance Assembly such a moving and memorable experience for the students and staff of Dawlish College.

We were also delighted that Amelie and Jake were able to represent Dawlish College at the service at St Gregory's on Sunday, laying wreaths as part of the remembrance event. Well done Amelia and Jake!

Bugler1   Jake and Amelia