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Principal’s Newsletter

From The Principal

Welcome back to the start of the new Autumn Term and a warm welcome to our new parents whose sons and daughters have joined us this September. I hope my weekly ruminations do not clog up your inboxes and subsequent posts will be shorter, I promise! So where did the summer go?

DLD College London Principal Ifran Latif

Autumn Term, Oustanding Exam Results & Global Kitchen

Welcome back to the start of the new Autumn Term and a warm welcome to our new parents whose sons and daughters have joined us this September. I hope my weekly ruminations do not clog up your inboxes and subsequent posts will be shorter, I promise! So where did the summer go?

DLD College London Principal's Newsletter

Graduation Ceremony, Exams & Silent Discos

Whilst preparations are underway, our students continue to revise diligently and sit for their exams and the staff have been impressed at their commitment and maturity during this busy exam season.

DLD College London Vice Principal Tom Hadcroft

From the Vice Principal

As Irfan is travelling to Latvia over the weekend, Tom Hadcroft, Vice Principal, will be providing an overview of the week at DLD College London which saw us welcome the Boarding School’s Association, our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme students visit Richmond Park, and our 1st XI football team beat Mill Hill.

Predicting the Future

Everyone is trying to predict the future. From predicting the score of the DLD College London Staff vs Student Charity football match in aid of Movember, to the number of mince pies that may be eaten at the Winter Concert.

DLD College London Milestone Tests

Milestone Tests, Christmas is Coming!

Milestones – there have been plenty this month, from, the 100 years since the end of WW1 to the final Brexit negotiations in Brussels. More importantly, it has been Milestone Tests for our students this week which will give them an indication of how they have progressed since joining DLD College London.

DLD College London Open Evening

Open Evening and Remembrance

This week we had our first Open Evening of the year for prospective students and parents with a record attendance. It was also a time to remember and commemorate those former DLD students, who gave their lives during the various conflicts. The College’s Armistice Day Remembrance service on Monday remembered them

DLD College London: Remembrance Day

Time to Remember

This weekend marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which signaled the end of World War One. As the College prepares to remember, this Sunday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, our country came together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

DLD College London Graduation Ceremony Westminster Palace

Awards, Graduation and Exhibitions. Creating history at DLD.

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.

Exams, Football, Ramadan, and much more. It’s been a busy week.

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.

A-Level Exams, BTEC Celebration and the World Cup

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!

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 […]

Royal Wedding, Ramadan, Y12 Exams

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.

Persian New Year, Clieo Stephenson, & Social Media

‘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.

DLD College London Freedom Day

Freedom, Amadeus & The Future

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.

Adverse Weather, Mock Examinations, & Snowball Fights

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 […]

Endeavour, Dedication, Leadership, Diversity

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.