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



Many of our students are able to walk to school however some have to make their way via other means of transport. 

Devon County Council Bus Transport

If you live within the Dawlish College catchment area and are over three miles, by the shortest walking route, from the College, then you may be eligible for free transport from Devon County Council

Students who qualify for free transport form Devon County Council will be sent a travel pass. If this is lost then they will have to apply for a new travel pass from the transport department of Devon County Council. Replacement passes cost £5 each. These can be ordered and paid for online, or by enclosing a cheque with the form. Only two replacement passes can be issued in any one year.

All students who travel on LA coaches, and their parents, will have agreed to the Code of Conduct.

Cycling to College

Students may come to college by bicycle. All students cycling to college must wear a safety helmet. Bicycles should be left locked in the bicycle shelters when in college. Whilst we try to help with security, the insurance of cycles against theft or damage is the responsibility of students.

Safety Travelling to and from College

All students are urged to take special care travelling to and from college. Students should not walk more than two abreast on the pavements and take great care crossing roads. Parents are asked to exercise particular care when dropping off or picking up students after college. No cars can be admitted to the college premises during college sessions.