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
7th September 2021 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 7 Students
8th September 2021 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 8,9,10 and 11 Students
9th September 2021 Year 7 Information Evening
13th October 2021 Year 11 Information Evening
25th - 29th October 2021 Autumn Half Term 
1st November 2021 Staff Training Day - No College for Students
9th November 2021 Year 7 Tutor Evening
23rd November 2021 Year 11 Parents' Evening
6th  - 16th December 2021 Year 11 Pre-Public exams (PPEs)
16th December 2021 Last day of Autumn Term for Students
17th December 2021 Staff Training Day - No College for Students
4th January 2022 First Day of Spring Term
18th January 2022 Year 10 Parents' Evening
15th February 2022 Year 9 Parents' Evening
21st - 25th February 2022 Spring Half Term
8th March 2022  Year 8 Parents' Evening
5th April 2022 Year 11 Parents' Evening
8th April 2022 Last Day of Spring Term
25th April 2022 First Day of Summer Term
2nd May 2022 Bank Holiday
16th May 2022 GCSE Exams begin
17th May 2022 Year 7 Parents' Evening
30th May 2022 Bank Holiday
31st May - 3rd June 2022 Summer Half Term
22nd July 2022 Last day of Summer Term