Today UK boarding schools and colleges are often the most sought-after institutions, as not only do many now offer 21st century facilities, but high quality education and pastoral care.
A warm welcome back to the start of the summer term. It certainly has been warm! As temperatures are set to rise in the capital, it will inevitably happen at College too as the exam season begins in earnest next month.
Students from DLD College volunteer their time to lend a hand at Ambition Aspire Achieve, a local charity supporting young people.
This week we raised awareness of #MyFreedomDay our students took to the stage to perform to millions of people around the world of what freedom meant to them. The occasion was televised by CNN and the students were, as always, impressive on stage as they performed the likes of Coldplay, Oasis and their own personal compositions which reflected the value of freedom.
Due to the adverse weather conditions we are currently experiencing the College will be closing early today. It is important to ensure the safety and well-being of both students and staff and that all have sufficient time to make the journey home. The college day will therefore finish today at 3.05pm; all day students will […]
This week in the Principal’s Newsletter: Digital Innovators, Principal’s Question Time, Chinese New Year, Chrity Runs and a fond farewell to Mrs Clare Ellwood.
On Wednesday 21st February DLD Pride was invited to the Educate & Celebrate Bake Off Finals Event 2018, Educake & Celebake. The Bake Off Final is scheduled during LGBT+ History Month, where key figures and events from the LGBT+ community are celebrated and tolerance and equality are encouraged and promoted.
DLD College London Drama Club students took to the stage this week to perform their very first musical production, a rendition of ‘Guys and Dolls’.
The Drama Club here at DLD College London showcased their exceptional talents in their first musical production, a stunning rendition of Guys and Dolls.
DLD College London has been recognised for student progress and the advancement made between the end of Key Stage 4 to the completion of students’ A-levels.
Endeavour, dedication, leadership and diversity – no I’m not talking about the Winter Olympics which starts today in Pyongyang, Korea (and good luck to all athletes as they compete in temperatures of -10 and below!) , but the qualities I have seen in abundance here at College since I started at the beginning of this term. It’s been a busy few weeks as you can see from the numerous activities in this newsletter which I hope will become a regular feature of your inbox on Friday afternoons.
DLD College London recently took part in the Debating Matters Championships, one of the most prestigious debating competitions in the UK, at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Twelve schools battled it out for the crown of Debating Matters London South Champions. They tackled a number of difficult topics throughout the day.
On Friday students in the Art department here at DLD College London were visited by Cameron, a young graphic designer who works in London.
Nelson Mandela’s ex-body guard Chris Lubbe delivered an inspirational talk on discrimination to DLD College London students this week.
Chris Lubbe was Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard for eight years, and always by his side as he continued on his mission to unite South Africa. DLD were delighted to welcome Chris to the college as the first keynote speaker of 2018. He gave a moving and inspirational talk to students and staff on the topic of discrimination.
DLD College London recently announced the appointment of their new principal Irfan Latif. Mr Latif comes to DLD from Sexey’s School, Burton, where he was Headmaster for over four years.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Irfan Latif has been appointed as the new Principal at DLD College London and joined us at the beginning of this term.
Gareth Evans, Director of Studies at DLD College London, talks about A-Level Film Studies. Find the answers to all your questions here.
John Taylor joined DLD College London as Director of Boarding in August 2017. Here he answers some of our boarding related questions and offers insight into life at DLD College London.
An impressive display of talent was on show at the DLD College London Winter Concert this week with students also awarded for their outstanding achievements.
Not every school or college can walk a group of students to King’s College London for a special admissions lecture and personalised tour of their new campus. This is exactly what 18 DLD College London students enjoyed on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th November.
Here at DLD College Londonwe have marked the national month of ‘Movember’, with a series of innovative events.
Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, DLD College London welcomed Elly Barnes MBE from Educate and Celebrate to encourage LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) discussion. A brand new DLD LGBT+ group has been set up so students can have a safe place to discuss any issues they have in an inclusive and friendly environment.
DLD College London has consolidated its senior leadership team with the addition of highly experienced boarding school housemaster, Thomas Hadcroft. Thomas will be taking on the role of Deputy Principal for Boarding and Welfare.
Students at DLD College London are celebrating posting yet another set of magnificent A-Level exam results this year. Students set a record this year with an overall pass rate of 98%. An incredible 38% of students posted A*-A grades, while 63% scored A*-B and 84% achieved A*-C grades.
DLD College London students experienced the life of a journalist recently as they visited the Financial Times for a series of workshops on leaders
Students and staff here at DLD College London, were treated to cakes on Wednesday 15th November to help highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2017.
DLD Music students took part in a workshop on the long running musical Les Miserables at the Prince of Wales theatre in the heart of the West End.
Alpha Scholars and students who are members of the Bigger Picture Society (a Faculty of Social Science initiative) visited the Financial Times head office for a series of workshops on leadership.
DLD College London are pleased to announce that it has recently subscribed to Britanica Digital Learning. This digital version of the Encyclopedia Britannica provides a wonderful learning resource which is available for DLD students inside and outside college.
GCSE Art Students took a trip to the National Gallery this week, taking in famous works of art by the likes of Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Bronzino.
A wide and impressive array of talent in performing arts was on display this week at the annual DLD College London talent show, DLD Star Search. While all the entries wowed the audience packed into the college’s impressive atrium, the winner was BTEC student Cairo Folkes who blew everyone away with a virtuoso piano performance of jazz improvisation.
An impressive level of talent in performing arts has been showcased at the recent DLD College London annual talent show.
DLD Art students impressed at the annual ISA Art Competition this year. Two of our students won awards in two of the most competitive categories.
DLD College London Art students took a trip to the frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. Viet Anh Nguyen gives us his impressions on the fair.
DLD College London Music students visited one of our many famous neighbours, the Southbank Centre, for a Music Workshop this week.
Every year, we are delighted to see DLD students achieve places to read undergraduate degrees at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The Alpha Scholars played host to a group of 31 students and staff from Skive College, Denmark.
Our new boarding students here at DLD College London have bonded through a strenuous trip to High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre as the new academic year kicks in.
The theme this year at DLD College London is ‘Resilience’. Alumni student Sarah Dittrich returned to the college on Friday and gave an inspiring speech to our new students.
The Science Faculty at DLD College London are delighted with this year’s A-Level results. Hard working students posted a perfect 100% pass rate this year.
DLD College London is very proud of our A Level students and their achievements today after they posted a record breaking set of exam results.
Clearing is for those who did not apply to any universities, have not received any offers, chosen to reject all their offers, or not attained the grades required for their offers. Here is a handy guide to getting through it in one piece!
Thursday 17th August is A-level Results Day. Don’t panic! Read DLD College London’s guide to this important day for some handy tips and hints. Good luck!
DLD College London Art Foundation student Eddy Pearson showcased his creativity in the annual Art Exhibition this week.
You are invited to the annual DLD College London Art Exhibition on Wednesday 28th June between 4.30pm and 6.30m. RSVP here.
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges has arrived in Brazil at a private welcome reception in Sao Paulo to a selected group of Brazilian individuals and families.
DLD College London students celebrated their graduation at the 6th Annual Summer Ball this week at Gibson Hall, in London.
Abbey DLD launched in Mexico this week, looking for students who want to study at one of our colleges; DLD College London, Abbey College Cambridge and Abbey College Manchester.
DLD College London A-Level student Poppy Morris was rewarded for all her hard work and recognised for her talents this year with the award for Progression and Achievement in Music Technology.
DLD College London A-Level Business student Thomas has won the Progression and Achievement in Business Award at this year’s annual awards ceremony.
DLD College London BTEC Business student Alfie won the the Progression and Achievement in Business Award at this year’s annual awards ceremony.
DLD College London student Tracey Mwaniki was delighted to win the award for Progression and Achievement in Government and Politics at this year’s annual awards ceremony.
Students were celebrated during the annual DLD College London Awards Ceremony in the college’s stunning atrium recently.
On May 31st we will officially launch Abbey DLD Group of Colleges brand in Brazil.
DLD College London student Yasmin Adams was crowned Prom Queen at the annual End of Year Summer Ball. Prom King was Zane Thadani.
Students celebrated the end of their academic year with the sixth annual Summer Ball.
Last week, my A2 Biology class went along to Whipsnade Zoo to complete one of our compulsory practicals required to achieve our A level.
DLD College London BTEC Media student Louise recently had the amazing opportunity to fine tune his presenting skills from industry professional and Channel 4 presenter Jodie McCallum.
This year’s BTEC Creative Media Production magazine, Trip, showcases the talents of the class. Download your copy now.
We were invited to participate in this year’s CIFE 7-a-side Football Tournament for the second year running, held at St. Georges Park, the training facility of the England National Team.
DLD College London student Karabo won the prestigious DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords this week.
Karabo Sankoloba was presented with the DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords.
Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum held an in-depth workshop with BTEC students to help improve their presenting skills.
On Saturday 1st April two of our staff took some of our A Level Environmental ECA students to the Community Riverside Litter Clean in Newham.
DLD College London is proud to present this exciting workshop on television presenting. Led by Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum.
DLD College London has launched a new scholarship programme, offering 10 scholarships of up to 50% off the annual college fees.
The Principal, Rachel Borland, kindly invested in two sets of tickets for the Art & Design department to take two students along to attend the London Fashion Week on Friday, 24th February.
For World Book Day this year, we were lucky enough to welcome back Russell Frost. Russell runs his own letterpress print and design company, Hooksmith Press, based in the East End of London.
Spirits were high on a very cold and grey Saturday morning as both students and staff set out on a challenge to complete either a 5k or 10k run in aid of Evelina Children’s Hospital.
On Monday 27th February, the Pre-sessional students went on a trip to the Tower of London.
Guest speaker Sarah J. Coleman, one of the UK’s leading illustrators and typographers, returned to DLD College London to give another talk about creativity.
Music and Drama students from DLD College London took a trip to the New London Theatre, Drury Lane on Thursday 26th January 2017 to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed musical School of Rock.
I recently had an amazing chance to visit Geneva on a Physics trip with DLD College London. Our main reason for traveling to Geneva was to visit CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh visited DLD College London and inspired students with tales of her sporting success as well as her promotion of LGBT rights.
Last week we welcomed Rio Gold Medal Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh to DLD College London to give an inspiring speech on her sporting success and LGBT+.
On Monday, 16th January, Youth Pride ran a training event at DLD College London.
Photos of the Fireworks from the 18th Floor of Westminster Bridge Road on New Year’s Eve, taken by the DLD College London House Parents.
DLD student Lorenzo Niyonbgabo’s performance in the DLD Fringe production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was highly praised by everyone who came to see the show. Lorenzo’s performance was all the more remarkable as it was the first time this budding young actor has tread the boards.
This year’s “Ask the Professional” series, has seen music industry professionals and organisations form closer, working partnerships through the design, development and launch of vocational assignments on the BTEC level 3 Diploma course in Music Technology.
The annual Winter Concert at DLD College London proved to be the best yet with 20 students being awarded for their outstanding achievements so far, whilst a spectacular display of talent was showcased.
The College performance of Twelfth Night last week, showed at last, what the DLD Drama Group can do with traditional theatre.
On Thursday, the 11th of October, Chloe Swann, a representative of the Arts University Bournemouth, came to the College and gave an informative talk to our second year A level Art, Graphic Communication, Photography, and Art-Foundation students.
Art and French students went on the first cross-curricular trip to Paris, exploring art, culture and language.
The Faculty of Humanities is hosting our first public lecture this academic year: The First World War – Memories of the Somme.
A Level English Language and Literature students from DLD College London visited Highgate Cemetery notable both for some of the famous people buried there as well as for its status as a nature reserve.
Come along and join us at DLD College London’s annual drama production: Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night.
DLD College London A Level student Jacob is planning to climb Mont Blanc in France. Follow his progress and see how he does in this series of blog posts.
On Thursday, 20th October an outstanding collection of performing arts was showcased during our annual talent show ‘DLD Star Search’.
All these exhibitions have a connection to your own Art Coursework, whether it connects to your direct observation work, skills developments or artists’ connections. If you go to any of these exhibitions see if you can do some on-site drawings, write some descriptive comments, and acquire any hand-outs to bring in to your next art session. Have a good holiday break!
DLD College London delivered and displayed a selection of our best student artworks, at the annual London West Area Independent Schools Association Art Competition.
Charitable students from DLD College London used their creativity to help support and motivate fundraisers in support of Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evalina London Children’s Hospital.
On 22nd September some A-Level Chemistry students enjoyed a day trip to University College London (UCL) and participated in a Spectroscopy workshop.
This major Retrospective of North American Artist O’Keeffe is a rare chance to see a wonderful selection of the work of a major female artist of the 20th century.
Staff and students at DLD College London gathered to celebrate the retirement of the influential and magnificent Baroness Perry of Southwark.
After a hectic end of year, Jacob took a much needed break. See what he got up to during the summer.
On Friday, 9th September, Adam Walker came to DLD College London to talk to the students about his challenge “Oceans 7”, created as the ultimate endurance challenge – the ocean swimming version of the “Seven Summits”.
Mandy comes to us hot foot from Royal Ballet at Covent Garden to teach dance at DLD.
Elly Barnes from Educate & Celebrate visited DLD College London to help support staff and encourage LGBT+ discussion in the curriculum and the college.
DLD College London’s GCSE students posted a 100% success rate in 20 of 22 possible subjects this year, and the best grades have improved by nearly 10% with 41% of students posting A*-B grades compared to 33% last year.