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.

R Wickham

Design Technology KS2 Challenge

Students from primary schools across the area were recently invited to take part in a challenge organised by Dawlish Rotary Club and Dawlish College. Students from five local primary schools including Westcliff Primary Academy, Gatehouse Primary Academy, Cockwood Primary School, Starcross Primary School and Exminster Community Primary School came along to Dawlish College with the aim of building a working crane from the materials provided.

Using spaghetti and straws, the students needed to construct a crane to fit a series of criteria and were judged on the appearance of the crane as well as its weight bearing capacity. As you can see, a messy and very exciting morning!

Westcliff Primary Academy won first prize for the weight bearing capacity, closely followed by Cockwood Primary School and Starcross Primary School, with Exminster Community Primary School leading the way, winning the prize for appearance.  

Well done to everyone involved!

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