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

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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