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

Important Dates

Date Event
14th September Year 11 Mock Results Day in assembly
20th September Year 11 Parent Support Evening 5-7pm
26th September Year 8 Parent Support Evening 5pm-6pm MH
3rd October Year 9 Parent Support Evening 6pm-7pm MH
10th October Year 10 Parent Support Evening 6pm-7pm MH
17 October Parents' Forum Meeting 6pm
22nd to 26th October Half term
30th October Year 7 Parents’ Evening
13th November Year 11 Parents’ Evening
22nd November Year 10 Parents’ Evening
6th December Year 9 Parents’ Evening
17th to 21st December Year 11 PPEs: Maths, English, Science, MFL writing
24th December to 7th January Christmas Holidays
8th January to 11th January Year 11 PPEs: options
23rd January Year 8 Options’ Evening
7th February Year 8 Parents’ Evening
14th February Year 11 Parents’ Evening
18th to 22nd February Half term
25th February to 1st March Year 11 PPE: MFL speaking
8th to 22nd April Easter Holidays
29th April to 3rd May Year 9 PPEs
27th to 31st May Half term
3rd to 7th June Year 7 end of term tests
10th to 14th June Year 8 end of term tests
12th to 13th June PPE: Year 10 music
13th to 14th June PPE: Year 10 art
17th to 28th June Year 10 PPEs: core and options
2nd July Open Morning Year 4
3rd July Year 7 Parents’ Evening
5th July Open Morning Year 4
10th and 11th July Open Morning Year 4
19th July Last day of term