The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: January 2021


13th January 21

The Music Department is delighted to hear that our IFP student, Anita, has been chosen for the ISA Young Musician Competition 2021 list of finalists. This is a national competition and involves hundreds of the best music students in the independent schools sector so this is a big achievement for Anita as well as her…

Pioneering Mental Health Award news coverage

12th January 21

Our recent Gold status Boarding School Mental Health Award from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has been featured in Wellbeing NEWS. This prestigious award establishes and reaffirms DLD College London as a leader in the independent education sector in mental health and wellbeing.  We are delighted for the whole community…

Lower School House Debating Final

11th January 21

On the final day of term before the Christmas break, Marylebone and Westminster Houses went head to head in the grand finale of the Lower School debating contest. Michelle, Noelle & Mehmet from Marylebone were arguing that the internet does more harm than good, and they were up against Afag, Lola and Vadim who were…

From The Principal #99

8th January 21

Happy New Year! And what a start we have had to 2021! We were all hoping that 2021 would be very different to 2020 and it hasn’t failed to deliver in that respect! Who would have thought that we would have gone into another period of national lockdown including the closure of schools and colleges,…

Sky News interviews BTEC students

8th January 21

On Wednesday 6 January 2021, Sky News interviewed several BTEC students at DLD College London about the cancellation of this year’s public exams and the inconsistency with BTECs in this policy. The 7pm news item was cut short due to live coverage from Parliament and this full version aired in the 10pm news bulletin. The…

Record IELTS Exam Results

7th January 21

Despite the global challenges of late, the language journey continues in earnest at DLD College London. The Academic English Department has much to celebrate in terms of the recent IELTS exam results. An astounding 65% of the students who sat the exam in December achieved at least the college target grade, meeting and even exceeding…

Vice Principal Award for Jessica

6th January 21

Jessica in Year 12 was recognised at the end of last term with the Vice Principal’s Award from Marie-Do Reza, Vice Principal (Academic). Jessica is a Hulme Alpha Scholar and has received 15 commendations in total over the Autumn Term and is recognised for her success and contribution to school life.

Christmas in Boarding

5th January 21

Undeniably, 2020 was a special year for all of us. We faced a lot of difficulties — but the biggest of all was that some international students like myself could not go back to their home country to gather with their family during the holidays; it was my first time spending Christmas in the UK….

Thoughts from an Art & Design Teacher Trainee

4th January 21

DLD College London was my first teacher training placement through the UCL Institute of Education. As an Art and Design PGCE student, I had the tremendous opportunity to become a part of the exciting and robust art department. Although temporary, the experience will always have a permanent place in my heart! This was potentially the…

New Building Signage

4th January 21

Over the Christmas holidays, new signage was installed at DLD College London to promote the Special Judges’ Award and Independent Boarding School of the Year 2020 awards. Large letter signage has been placed in the classroom windows for those crossing Westminster Bridge to see, at the back of the buidling there is signage overlooking the…