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

Catering

We recognise that food is important to you and so we work hard to ensure that there are a variety of freshly prepared meals and snacks available. We also have a duty to ensure that you eat a healthy, balanced diet and so there are some rules that we have to follow such as not having biscuits and cakes on sale at both breaks.

The canteen operates at break times, from 11.05am until 11.35am and from 1:45pm until 2.15pm. A range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks are available at these times.

The canteen is also open for breakfast between 8am and 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A range of hot and cold items are served at this time, including full cooked breakfasts.

An up to date price list can be found here.

As a cashless school, you pay for your food via a biometric system and money is added to the account via Parentmail. As part of the induction process, your parent’s consent will be sought to use your fingerprint for the biometric system.