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 Donation

This morning Jonathan and Catherine, representing the Student Management Team, were delighted to receive a huge donation of stationery from Gilbert Stephens Solicitors for the Moldovia Shoeboxes Appeal. This generous donation boosts the gifts we are sending out to Moldovia as part of the Dawlish Rotary Club campaign to offer support and aid to families across the country. We are once again very gratefulĀ for the support and kindness Gilbert Stephens Solicitors has shown.

Catherine said:" We are so pleased to receive so many boxes and gifts to send to people this year. Anything which can boost their Christmas and help them feel loved and supported is fantastic. There is still time if you are able to help, either by donating bits that you may already have lying around the house (new or as new condition) or other 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."

The deadline for gifts is Friday 22 November. We thank everyone for their help at support.