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

Important Dates

Date Event
17th to 28th June Year 10 PPEs: core and options
1st and 2nd July Year 6 Induction Days
2nd July Year 6 Pastoral Welcome Evening
3rd July Year 7 Parents’ Evening
8th and 9th July Year 5 Taster Days
10th July Circus Performance event featuring Year 5 students
10th -12th July Year 4 and 5 Open Mornings
19th July Last day of term
3rd September 2019 First Day of Autumn Term for Students
5th September 2019 Year 7 Photos
12th September 2019 Year 11 Mock Results Day in assembly
12th September 2019 Year 11 Parent Support Evening
17th September 2019 Open Evening for all primary aged children
19th and 20th September 2019 Open Mornings for all primary aged children
25 September 2019 KS3 Information Evening
2nd October 2019 Year 9 Parent Support Evening
21st - 25th October 2019 Half Term
29th October 2019 Year 7 Settling in Evening with tutors
5th November 2019 Year 11 Parents' Evening
19th November 2019 Year 10 Parents' Evening
3rd December 2019 Year 9 Parents' Evening
9th  to 18th December 2019 Year 11 PPEs
17th December 2019 Year 7 Parents' Evening
19th December to 5th January Christmas Holidays
6th January 2020 Start of Term
23rd January 2020 Year 8 Options Evening
4th February 2020 Year 8 Parents' Evening
17th to 21st February 2020 Half Term
24th February to 28th February 2020 Year 11 PPE: MFL speaking
W/C 9th March 2020

Year 10 Art PPE

Year 11 Business Studies Presentations

16th March 2020 "New" Year 7 Welcome Evening 
24th March 2020 Year 11 Parents' Evening
30th March to 9th April 2020 Easter Holidays
16th and 17th April 2020 Year 11 French Speaking exams
20th to 22nd April 2020 Year 11 Spanish Speaking exams
23rd and 24th April 2020 Year 11 Art exam 
W/C 27th April 2020 Year 11 Drama exam
6th and 7th May 2020 Year 7 Residential
8th May 2020 May Day
11th May 2020 GCSEs start
26th to 29th May 2020 Half Term
1st to 5th June 2020 Year 7 end of term tests
8th to 12th June 2020 Year 8 end of term tests
12th June 2020 GCSEs finish
15th to 26th June 2020 Year 9 and 10 PPEs
W/C 29th June 2020 Year 9 and 10 MFL speaking PPEs
29th and 30th June 2020 Year 5 Taster Days
1st and 2nd July 2020 Year 6 Transition Days
2nd July 2020 Year 6 Meet Your Tutor Evening
3rd and 6th July 2020 Year 4 and 5 open mornings
9th and 10th July 2020 College Production: The Wizard Of Oz
17th July 2020 End of Term