The Boarding House
DLD College London has rooms for all our students in our private boarding house located on our college premises. The boarding house consists of over 200 rooms spread across 15 floors, separated by gender. Each room has a bed, study area, storage, and a washroom. Some twin rooms allow two students to share their room and a wash room all the while providing each student with their own bed, study area, and storage.
Boarders eat meals with staff in the college refectory; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day and there is also a Starbucks Café where students can buy hot drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Each floor of the boarding house has a common room for boarders on that floor. Common rooms contain a kitchenette where boarders can store and make their own drinks and snacks. There is comfortable seating, and a large table and chairs for group studying.
All boarders are supervised by our team of live-in Houseparents. The Houseparents are there to provide support to boarders, and to liaise with college staff and the nurse to ensure their health and well being. The Houseparents also oversee the running of the laundry and cleaning services.
The college Nurse is there for boarders who are unwell. The Nurse carries out health checks, registers boarders with the local doctors, and administers medication to boarders. We ask that students and parents complete the Medical Consent Form to give the college relevant medical information and consent to treat medical issues and administer medications.
Our boarders are offered a unique experience and we provide a specific induction programme for boarders. Boarders will attend the boarding induction at the start of term. They will meet the boarding team, go on a tour of the building and the surrounding local area. They will also register with the doctor, buy a London travel card, open bank accounts, etc. before our day students arrive.
Students and their parents will receive information and induction packs to help them prepare for their time at DLD College London.
We recommend that all boarders appoint a guardian in the UK. All boarders must have a UK-based guardian for the entire duration of their stay with us in the Boarding House.
Please read out Educational Guardians Policy for more information.
Boarding House Fees
|Room Type||Price 2016/17||Description|
|Twin rooms||£15,000||Twin boarding rooms with a moveable wall that divides bedrooms, room has access to an en suite washroom|
|Ensuite rooms (standard)||£19,700||Single boarding room, with en suite washroom|
|Ensuite rooms (large)||£21,000||Single large boarding room, with en suite washroom|
|Ensuite rooms (large), with large bathroom||£22,000||Single large boarding room, with large en suite washroom|
|Laundry||£750||Additional laundry service, price is per year|
*Please note that largest room price is slightly higher than in international prospectus because weekly room cleaning is now included as standard, whereas this was previously charged additionally.
Laundry – £560 per year – for a weekly laundry of student clothes
All Boarding House fees include full catering.
The Boarding House opens 4th September 2016 and closes 1st July 2017. Boarders are expected to leave the boarding house for the two week Christmas holiday.
Reserve a Place
To visit the boarding house for a tour or to speak to a member of our boarding team for more information about life at DLD College London please contact us:
Bryony Taylor – Accommodation Officer
0044(0)20 7563 4390
Sarah Pitchford – Director of Boarding & Compliance
0044 (0)20 563 4324
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to share a room?
No. We offer single and twin rooms and students can give their preference in the Accommodation Application Form. Rooms will be allocated according to availability and preference on a first come first serve basis.
What is included with my room?
Every room has:
- A bed with bedding and linen
- A washroom with shower, basin, and toilet
- A desk and chair
- Wi-Fi access
- Fresh linen and towels every week
- Access to a common room with kitchenette
Are meals provided?
Yes. Students take meals in the college refectory. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day. Boarders are supplied with a range of cooked meals and we cater for any special dietary requirements. DLD College London catering is provided by Brookwoods.
Where can I wash my clothes?
their is a paundry room in the basement of the boarding house. The coin operated washing machines and dryers cost £3.50 per load to wash and dry. During the induction our Houseparents will instruct students how to use the machines and show where to buy laundry detergent. Their is a laundry service available for an additional fee, and any boarders using this service put their laundry in a labelled bag which is collected, washed and dried, before being returned the next day. We provide our students with fresh towels and bed linen every week.
Who will take care of me when I am unwell?
DLD College London has a full time nurse and an on site medical centre. Boarders are registered with a doctor who will look after any boarder who is unwell. The Nurse can give out medication and vaccines. All boarders undergo regular health checks.
Can I have guests?
Boarders must seek permission from a Houseparent to bring a guest into the college. Guests are allowed to visit in the evenings or at weekends. Once permission is given, guests sign in with the Houseparent and may come to the Atrium or the Refectory.
Can I stay for the holidays?
The Boarding House stays open throughout the half term and the Easter holidays and students may stay for these periods. But when the college and the Boarding House both close for the Christmas and Summer holidays, students will be asked to return home.