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

School Closure Update 20 March 2020

Parentmail is experiencing an increase in demand currently and so their systems are struggling to cope. We have information in the pipeline with them and it should all be with you by the end of the day.

For those who fall into the category of ‘key worker’ school will be open next week. The main government advice to everyone in the country is that we should all try to stay at home and wash our hands regularly. I strongly suggest that if it is safe to keep your child at home and supervise/look after them yourself during the school closure then you do so. Right now their health, and your health, is the most important thing. Further information is coming out via Parentmail

This is the government's link for their definition of keyworkers:

Definition of keyworkers

Below is information regarding those eligible for free school meals and further information regarding key workers.

Free School Meals

Key Workers


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