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

Young Art Devon 2019

We are delighted that our students have once more excelled themselves with their entries for the Young Art Devon Exhibition 2019.

The theme for 2019 is Our World. Students were asked to submit a picture based on this theme using any medium. All money raised is donated to the charity’s Kids & Teens appeal, which exclusively funds research into children’s cancers.

The exhibition will be held at the beautiful Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey between 3-5 May 2019 and will be open to the general public, with an opportunity for families and friends to attend a special private opening afternoon on the Saturday. Each picture will be available to purchase, via a silent auction, with families being given priority, so everyone will have the opportunity to own their child’s art. Any work not purchased will remain in the collection of Young Art Devon.

The winners in each age category will be chosen by our panel of judges, including Dan Wheatley, David Norman and Becky Bettesworth. The winner's work will all be professionally mounted and framed.

The standard of students' work has been fantastic, and we wish everyone luck in this year's competition.

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