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


Term Dates

Term dates are as follows:

Spring Term 2024

Non Student day - Staff INSET -  Tuesday 2nd January
First day of Spring Term for all students - Wednesday 3rd January
Staff INSET Day – No College for students – Friday 9th February
Half term - Monday 12th to Friday 16th February
Last day of Spring Term - Thursday 28th March

Summer Term 2024

First day of Summer Term for all students - Monday 15th April
Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May
Bank Holiday - Monday 27th May
Half Term - Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May
Last day of Summer Term for students - Wednesday 17th July
Staff INSET Days – No college for students - Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July


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