Welcome to DLD college London

TOLERANCE | RESPECT | KINDNESS

DLD College London is a 14-19 co-educational independent boarding and day school providing the highest levels of support for student wellbeing and the best on offer in urban boarding.

Winners of the Independent School of the Year, Special Judges’ Award and Independent Boarding School of the Year.

At DLD, we provide a caring, supportive, and student-focused environment, with a wide range of courses and subjects and activities to choose from.

Our students benefit from amazing learning and teaching opportunities, with many progressing to join some of the UK’s finest universities.

We help students become extraordinary.

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“The college strives to instil a sense of achievement in its students and urges them to be the best they can be in all they do.”

Parent

“Louisa relishes the “freedom” she’s offered to make informed decisions. She feels guided and supported.”

Parent

“My Teachers are super flexible, extremely adaptable and highly professional. They know their stuff really, really well and they are very caring and dedicated. Absolutely amazing teachers.”

Student

“Thank you so much for providing such a prompt and clear update to teaching arrangements for the rest of the term.  We really appreciate your care for health and wellbeing of the students and staff.”

Parent

“Thank you so much for your patience and help. It was excellent to get the additional information about the courses, and we are now in a position to accept the offer of the place for him in Sixth Form starting in 2020.”

New Parent – September 2020

“The teachers professionally maintained interaction and made the online classes fun. Excellent use of materials. At some points I genuinely felt I was in class.”

Student

“Tom has had such a great time at DLD and it suited him so well. We’re very glad we chose DLD.”

Parent

“Thanks to all the amazing teachers for their dedication and making the course so interesting for Sophia. The feedback the teacher gave Sophia recently was excellent. And we are so impressed with the online learning platform.”

Parent

“What I have enjoyed the most in remote learning is asking students about their home town and life – it is the funniest part ever!”

Student

“Students are spoken to like the young adults they are and are taught to take responsibility for their actions.”

Parent

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you do on behalf of Alex and his classmates. They adore you and are missing you very much.”

Parent

“I am really glad to have you as my teacher, you had helped me so much during the past 2 years. Even though art is not the passion I chose for university, I never regret choosing photography! It has been a busy but fulfilling A Level, thanks for being a wonderful teacher.”

Parent

“I am really glad to have you as my teacher, you had helped me so much during the past 2 years. Even though art is not the passion I chose for university, I never regret choosing photography! It has been a busy but fulfilling A Level, thanks for being a wonderful teacher.”

Student

“Again I would like to big thank you for your efforts and a huge congratulations on the successful transition of lessons to online method.”

Student

“With is ability to attract students from all over the world, it provides amazing insight into global cultures.”

Parent

Results & Destinations

Our results have established DLD College London as one of the best independent schools in the UK. We are also very proud of the incredible range of university destinations of our students and the exciting courses they go on to study after their time with us.

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A Level Results

A*/A

76

A Level Results

A*/B

93

A Level Results

A*/C

43

BTEC Diploma

D*-D (A*-A equivalent)

91

BTEC Diploma

D*-M (A*-C equivalent)

100

BTEC Diploma

Pass rate

64

BTEC Certificate

D*-D

95

BTEC Certificate

D*-M

100

BTEC Certificate

D*-P

71

Foundation

Overall Average Score

80

Foundation

Economics & Advanced Maths Average Score

78

Foundation

Engineering Average Score

45

GCSE Results

9 to 7 (A*-A)

64

GCSE Results

9 to 6 (A*-B)

96

GCSE Results

9 to 4 (A*-C)

DLD College London and Big Ben
DLD College London students on the college balcony
DLD student working out in the college gym
View of London and the Shard from DLD College balcony

Location & Facilities

DLD College London

DLD is located on a purpose-built campus located in the heart of Central London. Campus features include 55 classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a 70 seat theater, media and science labs, art, graphics and photography studios. There are dedicated learning and relaxations spaces, and a fully equipped on-campus gym and swimming pool. Students live in 250 ensuite students bedrooms located on campus, and take their meals in our global kitchen, opened in 2019 by world-renowned chef Atul Kochhar.

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Student Stories

Emily was one of DLD’s most exceptional BTEC Media students. Arriving in September 2017 from Francis Holland School with a strong set of GCSE grades,...

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Mathieu is a superb mathematician, a rigorous logician, and an ambitious programmer. He came to DLD College in September 2017 from Collège Trinité in Montréal,...

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At the age of 15 Niccolo began his own Fashion enterprise designing and selling clothes in Italy. The brand was featured in magazines such as...

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‘‘I loved the Community at DLD, including the students and teachers – everyone is welcoming and kind. The Houseparents are so great and it’s so...

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Alina DLD College London

WHAT'S ON

19 Jan 2021

  This four page feature details DLD College London’s superior student wellbeing and urban boarding provision, our strength of community and values. Great British Education...

14 Jan 2021

DLD College London continues to go from strength to strength So it says in the Spring Term 2021 edition of School Report, where the Independent...

14 Jan 2021

We did not want to deny the students this vital opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding – they have worked so hard for them...

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How to find us

DLD College London is located in a purpose built campus opposite the Houses of Parliament in the heart of central London.

Campus Directions PDF