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


Important Dates

Date Event
5th September 2022 Staff Training Day - No College for Students
6th September 2022 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 7 Students
7th September 2022 First Day of Autumn Term for Year 8,9,10 and 11 Students
15th September 2022 Year 7 Settling in Evening
24 October - 4 November 2022 Autumn Half Term 
7th November 2022 First Day of Term
5th - 16th December 2022 Year 11 Pre-Public exams (PPEs)
16th December 2022 Last day of Autumn Term for Students
3rd January 2023 First Day of Spring Term
10th February 2023 Staff Training Day - No College for Students
13th - 17th February 2023 Spring Half Term
31st March 2023 Last Day of Spring Term
17th April 2023 First Day of Summer Term
1st May 2023 Bank Holiday
8th May 2023 Bank Holiday - King's Coronation
15th May 2023 GCSE Exams begin
29th May 2023 Bank Holiday
30th May - 2nd June 2023 Summer Half Term
26th June 2023 Year 10 Pre-Public exams (PPEs)
20th July 2023 Last day of Summer Term
21st July 2023 Staff Training Day - No College for Students