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.

R Wickham

Term Dates

Term dates are as follows:

Autumn Term 2021

Non pupil day – staff inset - Monday 6th September 
First day of Autumn Term for Year 7 students - Tuesday 7th September
First day of Autumn Term for Year 8,9,10 and 11 students -
Wednesday 8th September 
Half Term - Monday 25th to Friday 29th October
Non pupil day – staff inset - Monday 1st November
Last day of Autumn Term for students - Thursday 16th December
Non pupil day – Estuaries MAT staff inset day - Friday 17th December

Spring Term 2022

Bank Holiday - Monday 3rd January 
First day of Spring Term for all students - Tuesday 4th January 
Half term - Monday 21st to Friday 25th February 
Last day of Spring Term - Friday 8th April 

Summer Term 2022

First day of Summer Term for all students - Monday 25th April 
Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 
Bank Holiday - Monday 30th May 
Half term - Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June
Last day of Summer Term for students - Friday 22nd July