The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: January 2021

From the Principal #102

29th January 21

Exams, or lack of them, are at the forefront of our minds at present. We all look forward to getting some definite answers from the DfE (Department for Education) and Ofqual to know what form of assessment will replace the traditional summer exams. After the Milestone tests last week and as our International Foundation Programme…

Expat Life in Thailand

28th January 21

The Feb/March issue of Expat Life in Thailand features a 4 page article on boarding at DLD College London, written by Principal Irfan Latif. Click here to read the full article on pages 24 to 27.

Goldsmith’s Music Offer and Scholarship Shortlist for Parmida

28th January 21

Congratulations to Parmida who has been offered a place to study BA Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.  What’s more, she has also been informed that she has been shortlisted for a Performance Scholarship. These are given to students  who are felt to show outstanding aptitude, or promise, as performing musicians.  Parmida joined DLD in…


27th January 21

There are many complexities to the game of Football, however, some of the fundamentals include technique, skill, effort, teamwork, competition and performance. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances we currently face, the team have been stripped of the opportunity to execute most of these fundamentals in any competitive way since September. So what do you do…

From the Principal #101

22nd January 21

Hello to all members of the DLD Community, students and parents, wherever you may be. This has been an important week of events around the world with the celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Monday and the inauguration of a new President in the USA on Wednesday. Meanwhile we continue to stay safe and…

Online Learning Update

22nd January 21

As we conclude our third week of remote learning, we hope that everyone is now settling into this new way of working. This term we have been delivering live lessons using Microsoft Teams and we have received a great deal of positive feedback from students and teachers alike. Teachers have demonstrated new and engaging ways…

Great British Education – DLD Boarding Profile

19th January 21

  This four page feature details DLD College London’s superior student wellbeing and urban boarding provision, our strength of community and values. Great British Education magazine is a guide to the best UK independent schools and universities. The full article can be read on pages 16 to 19 via this link  or below.    

From the Principal #100

15th January 21

Welcome to the 100th edition of what is now known affectionately as FTP. Where has all the time gone and what has happened since the first issue back on Friday 5th January 2018? It seemed like only yesterday, in a wet and cold January, when I wrote my first FTP which talked about my hopes…

DLD Goes from Strength to Strength

14th January 21

DLD College London continues to go from strength to strength So it says in the Spring Term 2021 edition of School Report, where the Independent School of the Year Award wins were noted as well as the visit from Sol Campbell last year to open the new sports pitch. The full news item can be…

In Support of BTECs

14th January 21

We did not want to deny the students this vital opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding – they have worked so hard for them – Irfan Latif, DLD College London   Independent Education Today recently spoke with Principal Irfan Latif about his decision to go ahead with the BTEC examinations this January, after the…