News and Press
On Friday 22 June we celebrated the very first DLD College London graduation ceremony which took place at the Palace of Westminster. Congratulations to all of our students, they have worked extremely hard and deserve their success.
BTEC students at DLD College London celebrated their success at a high profile college event this week. The BTEC celebration brought together students, teachers and parents to mark the students’ achievements this year
Yesterday marked the outstanding achievement of the College for picking up the Innovations Award at the Alpha Plus Celebration Evening for the Leadership & Management of eLearning. Our departing Y13 and Y14 students today attended the College’s inaugural Graduation Ceremony at The Houses of Parliament.
It’s been a busy week. We’ve had IFP, GCSE and A-level exams all week, the historic meeting between President Trump and Kin Jong-Un, Brexit votes in Parliament, the FIFA World Cup, the Professor Stephen Hawking Memorial service at Westminster Abbey, Ramadan and the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
It has been another busy start to what remains of this summer term at DLD College, not least as the exam season continues at pace. This week’s BTEC Celebration Event was testimony to the air of purpose and industry and exam calm throughout the college. And it’s the World Cup.
Lights! Camera! Action! No, I am not on the set of the new Star Wars movie but inspired by the talk given by Lord Chris Smith this week, who spoke to our Film and Media students about the future of the British Film industry. It was interesting to hear about how our movie going habits […]
Members of the newly elected student council here at DLD College London have been put through their paces during a leadership development weekend, preparing them for a demanding year ahead.
So the final preparations are underway; notes are being made, texts are being revised, nerves are being tested, tables are being organized, no it’s not the Royal Wedding but the summer exam season which started this week.
‘If music be the food of love, play on!’ William Shakespeare was right, as our well turned out students enjoyed the Summer Ball at the world renowned Globe theatre last Friday evening.
DLD College London students had an exceptional night at their seventh annual Summer Ball, held at the prestigious Underglobe on the bank of the River Thames.
It is always good to get out of one’s office, put your head above the parapet and take a look at what is going on beyond our College gates and indeed our town and for that matter, our city. This week I have been in Brighton, at the Boarding Schools’ Association Conference and it was […]
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.
Last week the weather was stunning, culminating in a glorious weekend on the coast with our new Student Council (more about that below) and the internationally recognised event, The London Marathon (the hottest on record) which went past our iconic building.
Members of the newly elected student council here at DLD College London have been put through their paces during a leadership development weekend, preparing them for a demanding year ahead.
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.
I was lucky enough to participate in a ground breaking Blockchain conference in Hamburg, Germany. It was rated as one of the greatest events taking place in Hamburg. My dearest friend was the one who put the event together and invited me to participate.
Students from DLD College London have spent time visiting local charity, Ambition Aspire Achieve, to support young people living in the community.
DLD College students raise awareness of modern-day slavery and human-trafficking with CNN News.“It was inspiring to welcome CNN and Anna Stewart into our college to mark this noteworthy day”
A year from today, the talking will be over and the UK will finally leave the EU. With a year to go, where is Brexit up to? An agreement has been struck on the “divorce bill”, but we’re yet to reach a deal on the future UK-EU trading arrangement. The Irish border remains a sticking […]
‘Nowruz Mubarak!’ or ‘Happy Persian New Year’ to everybody. The College proudly celebrated
Persian New Year this week. Our Iranian students organised a 7Seef table in the Atrium, explaining
its cultural and historical significance.
Helen O’Hara, former editor of Empire Magazine shares her industry knowledge with DLD College Students. O’Hara’s visit to the college inspired students with her experience and writing advice.
DLD College London welcomed renowned news channel CNN, to mark My Freedom Day on Wednesday 14 March. Students at the Westminster Bridge-based College participated in a number of activities to raise awareness of modern day slavery and human-trafficking, a project spearheaded by CNN. The news channel filmed at the college during the day, capturing DLD’s […]
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.
With the ‘Beast from the East’ finally fleeing for colder climes and ice thawing at the tail end of last showing signs of thawing. The two leaders are planning to talk (the first of its kind in history) and the latter is stopping nuclear testing for the time being. I would love to be a fly on the wall during that particular question time. However, it is a lesson for us all that by having open channels of communication we can begin to resolve issues which could otherwise if left, could become strained and difficult. The Paralympic Winter Games have begun in Pyeongchang (The Olympics have no doubt helped to thaw the relationship between the US and North Korea) and we will be watching the athletes perform to the highest standards over the next couple, of weeks, as I hope our students do here at College day in and day out
I really do wonder what some of our students from Moscow (temperature currently -18C) are thinking at the moment. The adverse weather we are experiencing this week is a walk in the park for many of them. I spoke to one who couldn’t see what all the fuss was about and brushed it off to […]
DLD College Students participated in a 5k or 10k run, raising over £1,400 in aid of Evelina Children’s Hospital, a specialist London hospital and community services that is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
For the second year running students and staff here at DLD College London, set out on a challenge to complete either a 5k or 10K charity run for Evelina Children’s Hospital at Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.
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.
2018 Press Clipping from DLD College London.
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.
On the 12th December staff took 100 students to the Harry Potter studios in Watford. The Warner Brother’s Studio Tour is always such a successful trip and many students cite it as an influence for them entering the film making industry. The students grew up reading the books and watching the films so this tour […]
DLD College students participated in ‘Movember’ to raise funds and awareness for male health. They proudly raised over £867,exceeding their goal of £500! “It is inspiring to see the entire college coming together to generate important awareness and raise essential funds for such a worthy cause.” said Principle Rachel Borland. Click here to view […]
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.
The BTEC Awards are an annual opportunity for students, teachers, schools and colleges to be rewarded for their achievements in skills-based learning.
Students here at DLD College London recently showcased their creative talents during the Annual Art Exhibition hosted at the college.
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.