The River Thames outside DLD College London

Author: Rachel Hall

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:

From the Principal #117

11th June 21

Another warm welcome from the college at the end of our first week back after the half-term break and indeed the warm weather is allowing the community the ability to use our outdoor spaces more and more. It has been great to see the new multi-purpose sports pitch being increasingly used during the day and…

County Hall Filming – BTEC Media Students Watch On

11th June 21

The BTEC Media students had an opportunity today to watch professionals at work filming a new 1950s drama titled “Living” and starring Bill Nighy. They were able to watch the crew at work as they shot the opening scene for this new film. It gave them a brief insight into the professionalism needed by all…

Overcoming Obstacles – Outstanding Academic English Results

11th June 21

Once again, students of Academic English have exceeded expectations and overcome unprecedented challenges to achieve excellent results in their end of year IELTS exam. The second official and external examination of this academic year took place on Saturday 22nd May 2021-the first being in December 2020-with the students showcasing the language skills they have acquired…

Lower School Prize Giving and House Winners

11th June 21

The Lower School Prize Giving took place on Friday 28th May in the Theatre at DLD College London. This was an opportunity for the entire Lower School community to come together and celebrate the end of the school year and I am so proud of the positive attitude and resilience that our students have shown…

Royal Academy Selects DLD student’s work for Summer Show

9th June 21

A huge congratulations to Year 13 A level Art student Angela (Yun Sun) whose sculpture made of paper clay and acrylic paint called ‘Human Desire’ has been selected by The Royal Academy of Arts, to be displayed at their the Young Artists’ Summer Show 2021 between 13 July — 8 August 2021. This is a…

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition Success

8th June 21

Over this Summer half term holiday, some of our current students, Charlotte, Alex Carl and Julian, plus alumni Lucy, successfully completed their assessment expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award . For four days they lived self-sufficiently in the outdoors; walking 15-18k per day and spending 3 nights cooking and camping in the New…

From the Principal #116

28th May 21

This has been a very busy and academically focused first half of the Summer Term, with assessments for our Year 11, Year 13 and Year 14 students in the school. Staff have been working tremendously hard to produce the Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs), which replace the summer exams due to the pandemic. I hope they…