DLD College London
Westminster, United Kingdom
About DLD College London
Davies Laing and Dick, commonly known as DLD, was founded in 1931 to provide tutoring for Oxbridge and Colonial Service entrance exams. After the Second World War the college specialised in A and O Level teaching. Over a twenty-year period there has been a gradual transformation so that DLD now provides full time education for 400 15-19 year olds. Our students come to us attracted by the wide range of subjects and because DLD is, in some ways, quite different from a school. Our focus is first and foremost on helping students achieve the best possible examination results so that they will be able to secure a place at the university of their choice when they leave DLD. In 2004 DLD moved from Notting Hill to an outstanding educational environment in a campus spanning two linked buildings in Marylebone in the heart of London.
In September 2015, DLD College relocated to brand new, purpose-built premises in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the River Thames. We focus on each student as an individual, offering each person the very best teaching and educational resources. We aim to build confidence in our students, enabling them to access a wide range of degree courses at top universities. We are a college noted for its friendliness and informality and we treat our students as young adults.
As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College aims to maintain a ‘gold standard’ of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning. We stretch and challenge our students, motivating them and raising their own expectations of themselves, moreover, our learning community is supported by an e-learning platform. The College offers superb, modern teaching accommodation and resources in one of London’s safest and most accessible areas, a stone’s throw from Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. While the College is strong in all academic areas, our creative arts are transparently successful and our theatre, art and design, music and photography studios are scintillating places.
There are around 500 students at the college, some of whom are preparing for A Levels, some studying for their GCSEs, and some studying for BTECs and International Foundation Programmes. Our large sixth form enables the College to offer a wide range of subjects, supported by a strong welfare system and high quality higher education and careers advice. For students requiring residential accommodation, DLD College provides over 200 rooms in our purpose built student residence directly above our College premises. DLD has a comprehensive range of activities outside class, sporting, cultural and social.