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 for 2018-19 are as follows:

Autumn Term 2018

Non pupil days – 3rd and 4th September 2018
First day of term for students – Wednesday 5th September 2018
Half term – Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October 2018 inclusive
Last day of Autumn Term – Friday 21st December 2018

Spring Term 2019

Non pupil day – Monday 7th January 2019
First day of term for students – Tuesday 8th January 2019
Half term – 18th to 22nd February 2019
Last day of Spring Term – Friday 5th April 2019

Summer Term 2019

First day of term for students – Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Half term – Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May 2019
Bank Holidays – 6th and 27th May 2019
Last day of Summer Term – Friday 19th July 2019
Non pupil days – Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2019