The River Thames outside DLD College London

Month: June 2021

From the Principal #119

25th June 21

As we edge towards the end of the academic year, it has been fantastic to see the students embracing the learning outside of the classroom over the last week or so. This week’s theme has been “Exploring London” and has included visits to museums and universities, delivering presentations, and starting to think about future ambitions;…

Graduation Ceremony 2021

25th June 21

It has been a privilege saying goodbye over the last week to the departing Year 13s and 14s – the next generation of DLD Alumni. Our hybrid Graduation Ceremony this morning, which is now a permanent fixture of our school calendar, was an opportunity to thank them on behalf of the College for all they…

From the Principal #118

18th June 21

As many of you will know from previous publications, today is the date for the submission of the TAGs (Teachers Assessed Grades) and I am very grateful to all my colleagues for their hard work and commitment in completing what proved to be a demanding task. I am particularly grateful to Bryan Whittaker, our Examinations…

Appeal Process for Summer Public Exam Results

18th June 21

Guidance for appeals for this summer’s public examination results have been emailed today to all applicable students and their parents. You can also read the guidance via this link.

Celebrating University Offers

18th June 21

We have been celebrating university offers with our students as they have been received but now that the acceptance deadline has passed, we have been able to look in detail at the choices they have made for progressing onto the next stage of their academic life. A great many aim to move on to Russell…

Summer Enrichment Programme Begins!

18th June 21

This week DLD College London launched our three week Summer enrichment programme. The first week was Aspirations Week and arranged events that challenged students to think and prepare for their future. The week of activities began with a motivational talk by performance coach Kam Taj, who shared with students the five mindsets to use during this week and beyond. Our Head of UCAS, Dr…

Damien Hirst Gallery Visit

18th June 21

This week Year 9 Art and Design students visited a local Newport Street Gallery to see the work of Damien Hirst, a British contemporary artist whose varied practice explores the relationships between art, religion, science, life and death. The students found the exhibition interesting and discussed what art is, as well as human dependence on…

Lifetime Achievement Award for Vice Principal Marie-Do

16th June 21

On Friday 11 June we presented our Vice Principal (Academic) Marie-Do Reza, with a longlist award for Lifetime Achievement from the TES – the education sector’s most recognised awards celebrating the best in class. Very many congratulations Marie-Do and very well deserved.  

Staff v Student Football

16th June 21

On a very balmy summer Monday afternoon, staff and students took to the field after some 18 months of no competitive action to take part in DLD’s annual ‘Staff v Student Football’ fixture (albeit without the customary Movember ‘taches on display).  After such a long period since boots were last laced, both teams were chomping at…

The value of awards

16th June 21

Independent School Management Plus recently published a feature article discussing how our award wins give us the confidence and reassurance that we are operating at the gold standard of education and providing our students with the best on offer. Read here: