The River Thames outside DLD College London


From the Principal #113

7th May 21

May and June are traditionally key months in the academic calendar and this year is no different. Getting back into the normal routine and being face to face, students have completed their Milestone tests in the past couple of weeks. I wrote to you last month to give some details about the Teacher Assessed Grades…

Boarding Schools’ Association Award Win

7th May 21

The Boarding Schools’ Association annual BSA Awards 2021 are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements, hard work, and dedication of schools and individuals in boarding. DLD College London is the Winner for the Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative Award which recognises the work that we have been doing to develop the character of the students, aimed at increasing…

Spring Humanities Review

6th May 21

It is with great pleasure that the Humanities Faculty announces the publication of the Humanities Review. This latest spring issue is dedicated to the world-wide DLD community. Wherever you are, we hope that you will find an article to interest you. After the dark days of recent months, it is good to see the sun…

Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show

5th May 21

Four of our Year 13 A Level Art students (Alice, Daisy, Maris and Angela, pictured top), and four Year 11 GCSE Art students (Miya, Noelle, Maaya and on-line student Aryan, pictured below, with Aryan in the photo held by me) have taken part in the Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists’ Summer Show. This is…

Business Students of the Month (April)

4th May 21

The Business students of the month for April are: Gemma (Year 12) – For her hard work and consistently performing well in class and always ready to seek feedback when needed. She has also delivered high quality presentations as part of her homework. Nadiia (Year 12) – who has a good exam technique and is…

Orthodox Easter Celebrations

3rd May 21

Over last weekend our boarders celebrated Orthodox Easter, also known as Greek Orthodox Easter, and, reviving old school traditions, they hand painted boiled eggs. We learned that the eggs had to be painted on a Thursday or the Saturday before Easter Sunday, that the first egg has to be painted red and the others in…

From the Principal #112

30th April 21

Over the past couple of weeks it certainly has felt that Spring has arrived in London and, with the students back in classes, it does feel that things are moving back towards greater normality. It was fantastic last week to work with the new Student Council members during their team-building weekend and the energy and…

Art Society – 20th Century Art Revolution

30th April 21

The Art Society Talk this week explored the extraordinary revolutions in Art that took place in Europe throughout the 20th Century. These movements are extremely important and relevant to art students – and society at large – as the majority of creative, cultural and conceptual activities and freedoms we now have could not have happened…

Bigger Picture Society – Black Representation

30th April 21

This week in the Bigger Picture Society, Head of School Jessica facilitated an excellent seminar – ‘Black Representation, are we doing it wrong?’. The seminar delved in detail into very pertinent sources for debate, such as Black History Month. Is it really an indicator of progress, or just a tokenistic symbol? Another issue tackled was…

Artwork of the Month – April

29th April 21

The Artwork of April is a beautiful round painting called ‘Butterfly in the Belly’ by Year 13 A Level Art student Alice (Zhuoya), which is based on the feelings of falling in love. She explains how she arrived at the idea for this artwork: ‘The idea for this artwork came to me in the gallery…

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