Dawlish Community College is a medium sized 11-16 fully inclusive secondary school with 775 students located in a beautiful part of South Devon. While the College is big enough to offer a full range of curriculum options from Catering over at our new Skills Centre through to some AS Level courses and from traditional GCSE courses such as History and Spanish through to more applied courses such as Health and Social Care and Business Studies we are also small enough to know individual students which leads to a very special ethos within the College. The College is currently in a very exciting phase of its development having just achieved another set of record breaking results which place the College amongst the highest achieving schools in Devon. This fact was recognised by OfSTED in October 2012 who graded the College as Good overall and Good in the categories of Teaching, Achievement and Behaviour and Outstanding in the category of Leadership and Management.
In addition the College was amongst the first secondary schools in Devon to become a Co-operative Trust School. This is a very exciting and innovative alternative to Academy status and has led to the formation of our own Board of Trustees called The Exe Estuary Academic Co-operative Trust which now hold the land and assets of the College in a Trust on behalf of the Governing Body. Our Board of Trustees have been appointed to further develop a fantastic educational experience for students at the College.
Trustees include Exeter College and South Devon College who are assisting in the development of Post-16 provision and progression routes into further education alongside FlyBe who are working to further develop curriculum enhancements building on our specialism in technology. The College is very proud to celebrate and recognise the achievement of all students from a wide range of abilities. We are very inclusive and able to tailor our teaching and curriculum in order to ensure every student reaches their potential
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