The Abbey DLD Colleges Group is a group of independent sixth form colleges based in the London, Manchester and Cambridge. Since 1931, Abbey DLD has been synonymous with high quality education, strong university destinations and enriching experiences. As an Abbey DLD student, you will leave college equipped with the skills and grades you need to progress in your career, having made friends and discoveries to remember for a life time.
We are part of Alpha Plus Group and follow robust governance procedures. Our teachers are subject specialists, taught at top universities, and with extensive experience of teaching the UK currriculum. Our boarding and pastoral staff are experienced and compassionate professionals.
Across all 3 of our colleges, 42% of all A-Levels taken in 2019 were awarded A* or A grades. More than one third of our Foundation students achieved a Distinction, 42% of our BTEC students also achieved a Distinction. 36% of GCSEs taken by Abbey DLD students achieved grades 9-7.
Each of our students received personally tailored university application support and guidance to help them join the best possible university for them. More than 70 Abbey DLD students have joined Oxbridge college in recent years, 33 students progressed to a G5 university in 2019 (Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, and UCL). 19 Abbey DLD students progressed on to study medicine in 2019, the most competitive of all UK courses.
Experience the best of big city life with the safety and support of our outstanding pastoral teams. Our colleges provide some of the best, highest specification boarding available anywhere in the world, right at the heart of it’s most exciting cities.
DLD College London is a leading independent boarding and day college situated in the heart of this iconic capital city, overlooking Westminster and the River Thames. Our students, aged 14 years and upwards, study a range of programmes including GCSEs, BTECs, A-levels and International Foundation Programmes.
Over 400 students from more than 40 countries currently study at Abbey College Cambridge. They are united by one ambition: to enter one of the top universities in the UK. Our students, working with our experienced, professional, highly skilled staff, form a vibrant community. A place that is dedicated to securing outstanding achievement for all.
Abbey College Manchester is a dynamic, exciting college, situated in the heart of Manchester providing high quality, flexible programmes of study. A recent student survey highlighted how much our students enjoy the cultural, educational and business opportunities afforded by learning in the city centre. Our modern building provides an environment conducive to study and in our small classes each student can develop their individual aptitudes aided by a strong system of tutorial guidance.