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

Results day 2021

GCSE results day will go ahead as previously published on 12th August. Results will be available to collect between 10am and 11:30 am from the Quad Hall. There will be a one-way system in place which will be made clear on the day. Please arrive through the main gate.

If you are unable to attend but a friend or relative can collect your results for you, we will require a signed, written permission slip from the student, detailing the name of who will be collecting on your behalf. This person will also need to bring photo ID on the day.

If, for any reason you are unable to attend on the day please send the college a stamped addressed envelope and the results will be posted home to you.

We will be implementing a one-way system that also ensures you are given the opportunity to talk to the relevant staff about any queries or questions you may have about your results. The English rooms will form a base for any of the post 16 college’s that are able to attend on the day.

The deadline for any appeals must be submitted to the College no later than 3rd September. For further guidance on how the appeals system works please read the guidance information carefully; this will be made available on results day and is currently on the College website. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.