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

Important Dates

Date Event
8th September 2020 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 7 Students
9th September 2020 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 8 Students
10th September 2020 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 11 Students
10th September 2020 Year 7 Tutor and Information Evening
11th September 2020 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 9 and 10 Students
16th September 2020 Open Evening (To Be Confirmed)
17th September- 2nd October 2020 Open Day Tours (Booking required)
26th-30th October 2020 Autumn Half Term 
16th-19th November 2020 Year 11 MFL Speaking PPE
24th November 2020 Year 10 Parent Support Evening (to be confirmed)
27th November 2020 Non-Pupil Day
1st-3rd December 2020 Year 10 MFL Speaking PPE
3rd December 2020 Year 7 Parent Support Evening with Tutors (To be confirmed)
7th-17th December 2020 Year 11 Pre-Public Exams (PPE)
17th December 2020 Last Day of Autumn Term
4th January 2021 First Day of Spring Term 
14th January 2021 Year 11 Parent Support Evening (To be confirmed)
19th January 2021 Option Information Evening
1st February 2021 Year 11 BS Exam
2nd February 2021 Year 9 Parent Support Evening (To be confirmed)
5th February 2021 Year 11 HSC Exam
15th-19th February 2021 Spring Half Term
22nd-25th February 2021 Year 11 MFL Speaking PPE
23rd February 2021 Year 8 Parent Support Evening
1st-4th March 2021 Year 11 Core PPE
18th-19th March 2021 Year 10 Art PPE
23rd March 2021 Year 11 Parent Support Evening
1st April 2021 Last Day of Spring Term
19th April 2021 First day of Summer Term
20th April 2021 Year 7 Parent Support Evening
27th-29th April 2021 Year 11 Drama Exam
3rd May 2021 Bank Holiday
31st May 2021 Bank Holiday
1st-4th June 2021 Summer Half Term
7th June - 2nd July 2021 GCSE Exams
16th July 2021 Non-Uniform Day (Donation required)
22nd July 2021  Last day of Summer Term
12th August 2021 GCSE Results Day