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

Rivers Of The World Art Success

Staff and students attended the private view for the Rivers of the World Project at the Phoenix Gallery in Exeter last night funded by the Arts Council and Thames Festival Trust and co-ordinated by DAISI.

Thirty of our students took part in back in June, and had the opportunity to see their work as part of the larger exhibition before being  presented with a certificate for our part in this huge project by the Mayor of Exeter. We were paired with schools in Malawi and our focus for the artwork was the life and pollution of the River Exe. There is the possibility of further work in Africa next year so watch this space!


For further information on the project, you can click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByhRmHz8XiE