The River Thames outside DLD College London

ISI Inspection Report

1st March 24

Following our regulatory compliance inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in December 2023, we have received their final report. You can find this on our website.

ISI is appointed by the Department for Education to inspect independent schools and report on whether statutory Independent School Standards are being met. The judgements are given as “met” or “not met”.  We met all the standards that were inspected.

Highlights in the ISI report include:

“A nurturing pastoral care system brings out the best in pupils.”

 “The range of courses available allows pupils from different educational backgrounds to choose pathways that can fulfil their ambitions, including those pupils who have SEND. Therefore, whether boarders or day, domestic or international, pupils can flourish academically.”

 “Pupils enjoy the opportunities to embrace the multi-cultural benefits of their cosmopolitan local environment, and they prosper in terms of personal and social development and intellectual stimulation from the opportunities that are available to them.”

Reflecting on the report, Irfan Latif, Principal commented:

“I am thrilled to finally share the ISI report for DLD College London, which took place during the penultimate week of a jam-packed autumn term. I am delighted with the report and found the whole inspection experience positive – from the initial phone call to the final feedback session, the process was supportive and collaborative under the new ISI F23 framework. Well done to the entire DLD community – staff, students, parents, guardians and governors for all their support, dedication and encouragement. This is an incredible achievement!

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding the report, please do not hestiate to email