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

Shoe Boxes For Moldovia 2019

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be participating in a campaign called “Shoe Boxes for Moldovia”, organised by our Year 11 student leaders working with The Rotary Club.

Last year this campaign helped to bring smiles to over 9,000 faces through the Christmas period. For all of these children the festive time of the year can mean another day of feeling rejected, unwanted and a burden. However with your help this is changing, village by village, person by person. Last year we collected 72 boxes and we are hoping to beat this figure this year.

We would be extremely grateful if families could gather bits that they may already have lying around the house (new or as new condition) or purchase some consumable items that you feel would be useful. The age of these children are 2-18 years old, but we are also looking for something suitable for the elderly. You can either fill and wrap your own box stating the age and gender of the box you have gifted on the outside or alternatively send in odd bits and pieces and we will then put them into boxes here.

Below is a list of suggested items. As well as the listed items we would also be extremely grateful for items such as old shoeboxes or wrapping paper.

We would ask that all donations are to be handed into student reception by Friday 22 November in order to be processed and shipped in time for the festive period. If you have any queries please contact the student leaders via office@dawlish.devon.sch.uk. For many of these children this will be the only gifts and support they receive all year. Thank you in advance for any donations you can offer.

Kind Regards

Year 11 Student Leaders 2019

Moldovia boxes