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 Chef Competition

Dawlish Water Rotary Club and Dawlish College are delighted to announce the success of the Young Chef competition held recently.

Twelve year 9 finalists competed for prizes and the recognition of their great culinary ability. The judges; Matthew Tilt, Michelin star chef from the Rodean restaurant in Kenton and Amy Mitchell, Chef from the Old Library restaurant in Ashburton had a difficult task in selecting the winner as the standard of cooking was excellent. All students performed highly and the judges were impressed with their professional work ethic and enthusiasm. Amy is a past winner of the Rotary National Young Chef competition which is particularly inspiring for students. Lucy, our winner, was presented with a magnificent trophy gifted by Malcolm Protheroe from the Mount Pleasant Inn, Dawlish Warren.

Great credit is due to the members of staff at Dawlish College involved, who were wonderfully positive and committed throughout.

We look forward to making this an annual event.

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