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DLD College London

DLD College London

199 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7FX

+44 (0)20 7935 8411



DLD College London
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Principal Irfan H Latif
Date Appointed January 2018
Number of pupils 426
Number of boys 210
Number of girls 216
Number of boarders 247
Day fees per annum £23,500 - £29,950
Boarding fees per annum £18,000 - £28,000
Average Class Size 10-12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Associations ISA, Alpha Plus

DLD College is a leading independent boarding and day school that offers over 500 students a wide-ranging curriculum in a superb and modern learning environment, delivered by teachers who are selected for their academic strength, enthusiasm and their ability to relate positively to young people. We are helping students achieve grades they often didn't believe possible and preparing them to access the university courses and destinations of their choice. DLD College is a dynamic place to study providing high quality GCSE, A Level & BTEC courses.

Our lessons are lively and encourage students to discuss ideas, ask questions and actively learn. We recognise that choosing the most appropriate programme of study is a very important part of the application process and we therefore invite all those interested in enrolling at DLD to an interview to discuss their subject choices.

We believe small class sizes encourage a more purposeful learning environment and allows for a greater measure of individual attention, helping students to be more focused on their studies and building their confidence. Students learn important study skills including note taking, essay writing, time management, revision and exam technique. On average, class sizes at DLD are around 10-12 students. Each student is allocated a Personal Tutor who monitors his or her progress as they move through the course. The welfare of students is paramount and the personal tutors are backed up by a team of dedicated Directors of Studies.

In September 2015, DLD College relocated to brand new, purpose built premises in the heart of London, overlooking Westminster and the River Thames. DLD College London is a truly unique college campus, with facilities including:

  • 55 classrooms - 60 touch screens
  • Theatre with state of the art LED lighting. The theatre is also equipped with a cinema screen and surround sound.
  • Two 1st floor music rooms fully equipped with the latest iMacs and software, a studio complex in the basement with three rooms. The music technology lab comprises state of the art iMac computers with the latest versions of Logic and Sibelius software on them. In addition, we have three practice rooms equipped with a top end acoustic and digital pianos as well as a drum kit.
  • Three art studios, graphic suite and a photography studio and classrooms.
  • Separate laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics equipped with interactive touch screens.
  • Four dedicated learning zones with quiet booths and water fountains.
  • Learning centre equipped with state of the art technology.
  • Under 16's study areas equipped with computers (supervised) and open space learning.
  • 5 private tuition rooms for one on one learning.
  • The Refectory provides a multifunctional space for eating, studying and socialising, and has a mixture of long bench style tables and booths. In addition, students also have access to a Starbucks Café from 8am.
  • Atrium with film projectors and surround sound.
  • Gallery with seating for student group work.
  • College nurse with onsite medical facilities.