Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

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


At Dawlish College we recognise that food is fuel for our young people and so we work hard to ensure that there is a variety of freshly prepared meals and snacks available that adhere to the strict nutritional guidelines governing catering in schools. We pride ourselves on sourcing local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible and cooking from scratch in our kitchen.

The canteen operates at break times, from 11.00am until 11.30am and from 1:35pm until 2.05pm. A range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks are available at these times. The main menu is on a three week rotation with the price of a main meal and pudding £2:30

Information from Innovate Food Services Ltd can be found here or watch their video to find out more. 

Up to date price lists and menus are below:

Main restaurant menu

Deli menu

Grab and Go menu

Home-baked Sweet Treats menu

Jacket potato menu

Cold Drinks

As a cashless school, students pay for their food via a biometric system and money is added to the account via Parentmail. As part of the induction process, parental consent will be sought to use student fingerprints for the biometric system.

Information about free school meals can be found here.

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