The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: February 2021

From the Principal #105

26th February 21

Welcome back to the start of the second half of the spring term. I hope you enjoyed the half-term holiday and had some time to recharge your batteries after what has been a busy start to 2021. It’s been great to see the students, albeit online, and I have been impressed at how they have…

WINNER! ISA Awards 2020

26th February 21

The postponed Independent School of the Year Awards 2020 ceremony took place on Friday 26 February 2021 and DLD College London won the new award for Innovation in Pupil Voice for our work empowering students to have a strong voice in the life of the school. The judges were impressed by the commitment and innovation…

Chris Lubbe speaker press coverage

26th February 21

Press coverage of our visiting speaker for the annual Sir John Ritblatt Lecture, Chris Lubbe, former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela, has appeared online on the School House magazine website news and also on the community website In Your Area.  Click the links below to view the full coverage. School House In Your Area  

Lower School Principal Certificates Awarded

26th February 21

On Thursday 25th February the Principal hosted a special ‘Virtual Tea with the Principal’ to present members of the Lower School with their Principal Certificates as they had achieved over 20 commendations. Not only have these Lower School  students therefore made an impressive contribution to their House point tally, keeping the competition close between Westminster…

Keeping our students safe in London

23rd February 21

DLD College London’s Vice Principal (Boarding), James Kidd, talks about the steps we take to ensure our the safety of our boarding students whilst they study with us in the heart of the UK’s capital city. ‘London is a vibrant city with lots to offer – keeping safe and secure is an important part of…

International Book Giving Day

14th February 21

To celebrate International Book Giving Day on Sunday the 14th of February, our Book Club Members all picked their favourite 30 children’s books to donate to the Children’s Book Project. With one in eight disadvantaged children not owning a book of their own, our Book Club Members were happy to be able to donate to…

From the Principal #104

12th February 21

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” These powerful words by the great Nelson Mandela set the idea that you can alter society for the better with an education. He campaigned to change the lives of not one generation, but many generations. And this week we welcomed Chris…

Friends & Family Photography Project

12th February 21

Year 13 Photography Students recently completed a ‘Mini Project’ presentation celebrating their Friends and Families. Andy Knight, Photography Teacher

DLD College London Parents’ Evening goes virtual

12th February 21

This week saw the second round of Parents’ Evening of the academic year take place, with more than 1,000 appointments. This time though, the evenings were all held virtually. The virtual Parents’ Evening, which has been rolled out across all year groups, was delivered using online cloud-based technology called Parents’ Evening System, provided by SchoolCloud….

Annual Sir John Ritblat Lecture

12th February 21

Yesterday, 11 February 2021, was 31 years to the day after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on Robben Island and DLD College London was hugely privileged to welcome back friend of the college and Mandela’s former bodyguard, the activist and inspirational speaker Chris Lubbe, to once again share his story with the DLD community for…