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.

S Banks



Communicating in a timely and efficient manner is important to us at Dawlish College and one of the main ways that we communicate with parents, carers and guardians is via ParentMail. It is therefore essential that parents register with ParentMail so that they are kept fully informed about events at College, can book parents’ evening appointments, complete and return forms electronically, report absences, top up dinner money, use our online shop and pay for trips and activities.

The latest version of ParentMail means you can easily pick up school messages on your smartphone by downloading the free ParentMail App on Android or iOS, as well as using the desktop version via the web address www.pmx.parentmail.co.uk.  More help and guidance can be found here.

Please contact parentmail@dawlish.devon.sch.uk or phone and speak to someone in the College’s finance team if you require any further details or assistance.