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DLD College London Regent Brass Band

Regent Brass Band

On Wednesday evening the Regent Brass Band had their first rehearsal at DLD. They are a semi-professional group and are preparing for a top level national competition in a few weeks’ time.

DLD College London DJ Night

DJ Night

An unforgettable night full of beats! The first ever DJ event at DLD College London, where DLD’s finest DJs will be performing and a professional headline DJ. There will be a fee of £3 for charitable cause. Tickets are available on Instagram just send a message to our profile.

DLD College London A Level Film and BTEC Media Workshop

Film Workshop

Helen O’Hara, freelance film journalist and Editor at Large of Empire film magazine, which is one of the most popular film magazines in the world, led a fascinating workshop on film journalism and writing film reviews.

DLD College London BTEC Media Trip

BFI BTEC Media Trip

DLD College London BTEC Media Year 12 students went on a trip to the BFI to take for an educational screening of the film 1985. The film was being shown as part of a programme showcasing a range of LGBTQ cinema.

DLD College London Evelina London Children's Hospital Donation

Last Chance to Donate to Evelina London Children’s Hospital

DLD College London staff and students will be participating in a 5k or 10K charity run in order to raise money for Evelina London Children’s Hospital this Sunday 10th March. Evelina Hospital is just across the road from DLD College London and we are proud to help fund life-saving equipment and life-changing research for young patients in their care.

DLD College London Pancake Day Celebrations

Pancake Day

On Tuesday 5th March the College celebrated shrove Tuesday with the first ever DLD College pancake race, involving runners racing around the balcony area of the atrium, while flipping a pancake in a frying pan to achieve the quickest possible time.

DLD College London New Library Opening

Opening of the New Library

DLD College London marked the official opening of our new library this week on World Book Day 7th March. The guest of honour Philip Marshall, the Director of the London Library, cut the ribbon and announced the library to be officially open.

DLD College London Art Trip

A Career in Art?

Just before the end of the autumn term more than 30 of our Year 13 Art, Graphics, Photography and Year 14 BTEC Art Students spent the day learning from the professional, internationally recognised artists:

DLD College London A-Level Art Students Visit National Gallery

A-Level Art Trip to the National Gallery

On 16 October DLD college London A level Year 1 Art students explored The National Gallery collection of the Sainsbury Wing, learned about the use of art materials in Gothic art and how paintings were created at this time.

DLD College London Spanish trip to the V&A Museum

Spanish Trip to the V&A Museum

On Tuesday, 13th of November, the Spanish Department took a trip to the V&A Museum to visit the exhibition on the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

DLD College London BTEC Business Students Visit Foodbank

BTEC Business Students visit Waterloo Foodbank

A group of inquisitive DLD College London Year 12 BTEC Business students paid a visit to Waterloo Foodbank to find out more about the work that they do and the community that they serve.

Movember 2018

Staff and students at DLD College London are for the second year running supporting the Movember Foundation because they are tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

DLD College London Halloween Banquet

Horrible Halloween Banquet

The DLD College London boarding community celebrated Halloween in the most “spooktacular” style on Wednesday night as students sat together to feast on a specially prepared banquet.

Star Search

On Thursday 18th November everyone from DLD College London gathered together today in the atrium for an amazing afternoon of music in the annual college talent show Star Search.

DLD College London Graduation 2018

DLD Graduation 2018

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.

DLD Summer Ball 2018

Seventh Annual Summer Ball 2018

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.

DLD College Students National Day With CNN News

DLD College London Highlights My Freedom Day with CNN News

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 […]

DLD College London Evelina Children's Hospital Charity Run

DLD Students Charity Run for Evelina Children’s Hospital

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.

DLD College London Educate Bake off

Educake & Celebake

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 Drama Club Present Guys and Dolls

DLD Drama Club Shine on Stage

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 Debating Team

Debating Matters Championships

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.

Graphic Designer Cameron Visits DLD College London

Cameron Visits DLD Art Students

On Friday students in the Art department here at DLD College London were visited by Cameron, a young graphic designer who works in London.

DLD College London Welcome Chris Lubbe

Nelson Mandela’s Bodyguard Inspires DLD Students to Succeed

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 Students Harry Potter

DLD London Students Under The Spell Of Harry Potter

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 London King's College London Visit

King’s College London Visit

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.

DLD College London Movember Cycling Challenge


Here at DLD College Londonwe have marked the national month of ‘Movember’, with a series of innovative events.

DLD College London Love Cake hate Bullies Day

Love Cakes Hate Bullies

Students and staff here at DLD College London, were treated to cakes on Wednesday 15th November to help highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2017.

DLD College London Les Miserables Workshop

Les Miserables Workshop

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.

DLD College London Alpha Scholars Visit Financial Times

Alpha Scholars Visit the Financial Times

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 Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning

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.

DLD College London A-Level Science Results

Science Faculty A-Level Results 2017

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 Annual BTEC Awards (5)

BTEC Awards 2017

The BTEC Awards are an annual opportunity for students, teachers, schools and colleges to be rewarded for their achievements in skills-based learning.

DLD College London Annual Art Exhibition 2017

Annual Art Exhibition

Students here at DLD College London recently showcased their creative talents during the Annual Art Exhibition hosted at the college.

DLD College London Art Exhibition

End of Year Art Exhibition 2017

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 Mexico Launch

Abbey DLD Launches in Mexico

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 Summer Ball News

Summer Ball 2017

Students celebrated the end of their academic year with the sixth annual Summer Ball.

DLD College London CIFE Awards Ceremony 2017

CIFE Awards Ceremony 2017

Karabo Sankoloba was presented with the DLD CIFE College Award by Lord Lexden OBE at a ceremony held at the House of Lords.

DLD College London Community Riverside Litter Clean

Community Riverside Litter Clean

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 TV Presenting Workshop

TV Presenting Workshop

DLD College London is proud to present this exciting workshop on television presenting. Led by Channel 4 presenter, Jodie McCallum.

DLD College London visits London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

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.

DLD College London World Book Day

World Book Day 2017

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.

DLD College London Evelina Charity Run

Evelina Charity Run

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.

Sarah J. Coleman at DLD College London

Sarah J. Coleman Returns to DLD

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.

DLD College London School of Rock Trip

School Of Rock

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.

Fireworks from the roof of DLD College London

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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 College London BTEC Music Technology Production Workshops

Ask The Professional – BTEC Music Technology Workshops

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.

DLD College London Winter Concert 2016

Students Celebrated at DLD Winter Concert

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.

DLD College London visit Arts University Birmingham

Link Building Visit by The Arts University Bournemouth

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.

A Level English Students Visit Highgate Cemetery

English Trip to Highgate Cemetery

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.

DLD College London Talent Show

DLD Annual Talent Show

On Thursday, 20th October an outstanding collection of performing arts was showcased during our annual talent show ‘DLD Star Search’.

DLD College London students visit UCL

DLD students visit UCL

On 22nd September some A-Level Chemistry students enjoyed a day trip to University College London (UCL) and participated in a Spectroscopy workshop.

Adam Walker Visits DLD College London

Adam Walker – Never Give Up on Your Dreams

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”.

DLD College Educate and Celebrate

Educate & Celebrate

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 ABRSM Music Exams

ABRSM Music Exams

DLD College London have been directly entering students who take private music lessons for music examinations, run by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

DLD College London BTEC Celebration

ARRAY – A Celebration of BTEC

The BTEC Media Production Year 1 students broadcast LIVE from the college yesterday afternoon. The students worked incredibly hard to create an entertaining and fun programme that showcases the hard work of all of the BTEC courses in the college.

DLD College London A Level and GCSE Art Show

End of Year Art Show 2016

Please come along and join us at DLD’s annual celebration of achievement at the A-level Art, Photography, Graphics and Art Foundation show 2016.

DLD College London Students Attend CIFE Awards Ceremony 2016

CIFE Awards Ceremony 2016

Three DLD College London A level students attended the CIFE Awards at the House of Lords, in the Cholmondeley Room, on Thursday, 7th April.

DLD A Level Science Students Facing the Future with Confidence

Facing The Future with Confidence

On Thursday 25th February, we were delighted to host the inaugural Faculty of Science lecture. Those who attended included students from DLD, parents, alumni and visitors from other schools.

DLD College London A Level Students Attend What Career Live

What Career Live?

DLD students will be attending the NEC What Careers Fair this year, on Friday 26th February.

DLD College London Brexit Lecture

Brexit Lecture

On Thursday 4th February, David Buik, MBE came to DLD College London and gave a lecture on ‘Brexit’ (the potential exit of the UK from the EU).

DLD College London A Level Student Careers Workshop

Inspiring Futures Workshop

Friday, 29th January saw our first, full-day, Inspiring Futures careers’ workshop for Year 11 on ‘6th Form Induction/Pathways to HE and Work’.

DLD College London Autumn GCSE Awards

Autumn Student Awards Ceremony

On Monday 14th December, 2015, the GCSE, Year 10 and Pre-sessional groups had their first Student Awards Ceremony this academic year.

DLD College London A Level Drama Production of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

The DLD College London Fringe group produced their first Christmas Production in the new building; Charles Dickens’ classic work Great Expectations.

A level drama production of Great Expectations

DLD Fringe – Great Expectations

DLD FRINGE presents their first Christmas production in The ATRIUM of DLD College on Tuesday, December 8th and Wednesday, December 9th at 6.30pm. Get your tickets here.