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

Term Dates

Term dates are as follows:

Autumn Term 2019

Non pupil days – 2nd September 2019
First day of term for students – Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Half term – Monday 21st to Friday 25th October 2019 inclusive
Last day of Autumn Term – Wednesday 18th December 2019

 Spring Term 2020

First day of term for students – Monday 6th January 2020
Half term – Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020
Last day of Spring Term – Friday 27th March 2020

Summer Term 2020

First day of term for students – Tuesday 14th April 2020
Half term – Tuesday 26th May to Friday 29th May 2020
Bank Holidays – Friday 8th and Monday 25th May 2020
Last day of Summer Term – Friday 17th July 2020

Autumn Term 2020

First day of term for students – Tuesday 8th September 2020
Half term – Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2020
Non-Pupil Day– Friday 27th November 2020
Last day of Autumn Term – Friday 18th December 2020

Spring Term 2021

First day of term for students – Monday 4th January 2021
Half term – Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021
Last day of Spring Term – Thursday 1st April 2021

Summer Term 2021

First day of term for students – Monday 19th April 2021
Bank Holidays– Monday 3rd May and Monday 31st May 2021
Half Term – Tuesday 1st June to Friday 4th June 2021
Last day of Summer Term – Thursday 22nd July 2021