DLD College London

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  • Qualifications

    GCSE, BTEC, A Level

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Key Information

    DLD College London has a total of 300 pupils of which 169 in the senior school are Boarders. The College has a total of 223 international students. The earliest age to Board at DLD College is 14.
    The College offers Academic English to all international students as standard within their timetable. The College is also an IELTS test centre. Students will study IELTS until they achieve their necessary grade for progression to University.


    The College is located in central London very near Waterloo mainline train station. It is also within easy walking distance of major London landmarks such the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Heathrow airport is 17 miles (45mins drive) from the College.

    A Day in the Life of…

    Petya from Bulgaria, studying A Levels-Business Studies, Economics, Film Studies & English Literature
    (Joined DLD September 2020)

    ‘‘I usually wake up at 7:30am as my lessons start at 8.50am. I leave my room at around 8.20am to have breakfast. I usually have breakfast with my friends and never feel lonely at DLD.

    After breakfast I grab a coffee from the Grumpy Mule Cafe. I usually have about 3 to 4 double periods a day. My first lesson starts at 8.50am and ends at 10.10am. between lessons I have about 15 minutes break. Some days I do not have a second lesson, so before my tutor period at 11.45am I have free-study time, which is an opportunity to do some homework or some additional study on my subjects.

    I meet with my personal tutor for 15 mins, every day. We usually talk about my studies, any questions I have, discuss my progress and how I can improve. On Tuesdays, my whole tutor group gathers and we all have a tutor period for 40 mins when we either watch a presentation, DLD production news bulletin or any important messages that need to be delivered to all students.

    After that I have lunch, most days it is at 12pm, but sometimes if I have a lesson it might be later, at about 1pm. Some days I go straight to lessons after lunch, but most days I have free time between lunch and lessons and as I am a boarder it gives me time, to go to my room, pack my stuff for the next two lessons and relax.
    At 2pm my afternoon lessons start and last up until 4.55pm, with one 15 min break between.

    After lessons have finished I go to to my academic societies – business and finance on Tuesdays and film and media on Thursdays. On other days I do Co-Curricular Activities after school. On Mondays I do singing, Tuesdays I join the band club, Wednesdays is boxing, and on Fridays I rest.

    The day is usually over at about 6pm for me, when I head over to the Global Kitchen to have dinner with my friends. Some days, we go out for dinner or order takeaway, but it is always fun to be around so many people.

    After dinner, we usually hang out in the Atrium – it is our common place where we play games, pool, playstation, badminton and watch movies. It is always great fun to watch a movie and eat some hot popcorn made by houseparents.

    Some nights I stay in my room or in my Huddle common room, and cook dinner with friends in our kitchen. Every Wednesday I am in my room at about 7.30pm for a room visit from my houseparent, Emma and we discuss any issues that I have.

    Boarding Life

    I have to go and register by 8.30am down at the houseparent desk. I have breakfast in the Global Kitchen and on weekends we all have brunch, which is always delicious.

    Sometimes on the weekends we have an online HIIT workout with our Head of Sports and Co-Curricular. Other days, we go out and if the London weather is good, we are lucky to walk all day. There are hundreds of places to go in London. Me and my friends’ favourite is Covent Garden – this is the place we go to most and we love the ice cream there.

    As we live in boarding we also have some curfew times, which luckily for us on the weekends are up until 11 pm, but on usual week days we have to be back home by 10pm. In front of school we have a cycling station, where you can hire bikes and go cycling around London.

    In my free times and sometimes between lessons I take a bike and cycle for an hour around local areas – sometimes I even cycle up to Notting Hill and back. Being a boarder is very convenient in everything you do, I just go back to my room, take my shower and then return back to my lessons.

    Sometimes I would go with a friend for a walk in Hyde Park, next to Buckingham Palace, which is just about 5 minutes away.

    Being a boarder is an amazing experience which I would never give up on. From evening movies in the Atrium, to brunches on the weekends and pyjama Huddle parties, there is nothing better than being a boarder at DLD!’’



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