DLD IS INSPECTED BY THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS:
DLD had a regulatory compliance inspection in February 2017.
The previous ISI inspection was a full inspection in March 2011 The report noted that:
DLD has many strengths and no major weaknesses. The college has good standards of governance and management. It achieves good standards of attainment and progress and in students’ levels of personal development. Resourcing and accommodation are very good. The pastoral care of students is of a high order, and prepares them well for the next stage of their education.
DLD is also featured in the Good Schools Guide:
‘Good at stimulating the very bright as well as re-motivating the disaffected. Informal atmosphere with strong staff/ student relationships underlies a structured regimen where everyone is kept up to scratch.’