Campus: London, Cambridge, Manchester

Language: English

Age: 14-19

Programs: A Level, GCSE, BTEC, International Foundation Programme

Abbey DLD Colleges have been synonymous with quality education provision in an international setting since 1931. Today, thousands of students from over 50 countries apply to join Abbey DLD in London, Cambridge or Manchester. Those three colleges, member of Alpha Plus education group, offer a vibrant, international setting, modern boarding provision and above all a Gold Standard sixth form education.


DLD College, London:

  • 55 Classrooms fitted with 60 touch screens
  • 70 Seat theatre on site equipped with a cinema screen, surround sound and the very latest LED lighting.
  • 2 Dedicated music rooms, fully equipped with the latest iMacs and software
  • 3 Room basement recording studio complex
  • Music technology lab comprises three of the latest iMacs with up to date versions of Logic and Sibelius software
  • 3 Music practise rooms with acoustic and digital pianos and a drum kit
  • 3 Art studios, a graphic suite and a photography studio and a darkroom
  • Dedicated science laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Learning Centre equipped with all the latest educational technology
  • 5 Private tuition rooms for one on one learning and a dedicated under 16s study area.
  • Our Global Kitchen provides the perfect space for eating, studying and socialising. There are a mixture of long bench style table and booths
  • Grumpy Mule on-site café.
  • On-campus gym and swimming pool
  • Multi-sports court and outdoor recreation area
  • More than 200 on-campus bedrooms in our purpose built student residence directly above the college

Abbey College, Cambridge:

  • 117 single and 5 twin ensuite student bedrooms with full board
  • Common rooms and social areas
  • 42 fully equipped classrooms
  • 12 state-of-the-art Science laboratories
  • 2 libraries
  • 2 Art studios
  • 2 dedicated music performance studios
  • Dining hall serving all student meals
  • Coffee bar
  • Gym
  • Basketball court
  • Assembly and sports hall
  • On-site security and CCTV
  • Secure bicycle storage

Abbey College, Manchester

  • Easy walking distance to an extensive range of valuable learning resources such as libraries, museums, theatres and sports facilities
  • Boarding house with 67 single ensuite student bedrooms with full board
  • Large study centre
  • 28 fully equipped classrooms
  • 5 state-of-the-art Science laboratories
  • Art studio
  • Photography studio with darkroom
  • 2 Computer suites
  • College nurse with onsite medical facilities
  • Extensive range of extra-curricular activities
  • On site security, CCTV and secure door access system



  • DLD College London(DCL) is the only school in Central London with Boarding in the same building and all boarders feel that this is their ‘home away from home’. The rooms are, quite simply, some of the best boarding accommodation available in the UK. There are three options available: Single Ensuite, Premier Single Ensuite,Twin Ensuite
  • Abbey College Cambridge (ACC), as a boarding school located within the heart of Cambridge, offers boarding accommodation in more than 400 student rooms, all located either on-campus or within a few minutes’ walk. All of its student accommodation is of the highest possible standard, and board options to suit any student requirement are offered.
  • Abbey College Manchester (ACM): A student’s age will determine how the accommodation is organized. Students under 16 at the start of the academic year must stay with a host family. Host families are carefully selected to ensure a friendly, safe environment in which students can relax, integrate and study. A student will have his/her own single bedroom, together with a desk and storage facilities. Students aged 16 have the choice to either stay with a host family or in the brand- new boarding house Clydesdale, located in central Manchester, offering high-quality, safe accommodation within a 10 minute walk of Abbey College Manchester Student Residence.
  • GCSE: The DLD College GCSE program is taught over periods of either one or two years. GCSEs represent the first step on the pathway towards a UK university. The GCSE program is a rigorous preparation to the A Level program and post 16 qualifications. Students are taught by teachers who are experts in their respective fields and who know how to develop students’ potential to achieve success.
    The choice of subjects in the one year program is more limited because it is a fast-track intensive program for students who have covered a similar curriculum in their home country or who are transferring from another school after completing Year 10. The best options for each student are discussed at interview to ensure they meet the needs of the student.
  • A Level: A wide range of A Level courses, helping students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications.
  • BTEC: BTECs are specialist qualifications that are an alternative to A Levels. They provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. DLD College London offers BTEC qualifications in Business and Creative Digital Media Production which are the equivalent of three A Levels (BTEC Diploma) or just one A Level (BTEC Certificate).
  • International Foundation: International Foundation Programs (IFP) are one-year intensive courses, designed as an alternative to A Levels, which prepare international students for undergraduate study. All of the IFPs include subject modules specific to the pathway course and they also include core skills modules which aim to equip students with the necessary skills and competencies required for undergraduate study and overall university readiness.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have evidence of achievement and studies at the proper level to allow them to access the relevant course. All students with an IELTS below 6.5 (or higher if his/her chosen university course require it) must attend English courses alongside their studies.

 Tuition fees 2022 (EEA fee)

ACC: 18months GCSE from GBP20,860 (first 6 months)- 18months A-Level from GBP20,890(first 6 months)

DCL: 18months GCSE from GBP20,780 (first 6 months)- 18months A-Level from GBP20,780(first 6 months)

ACM: 18months GCSE from GBP 8,880 (first 6 months)

  • DLD College London operates from a new, purpose-built campus in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the River Thames. The 32,000m2 steel and glass structure, a glistening, crystalline landmark building opened in 2015, stands adjacent to Waterloo Station, directly overlooking Westminster across the River Thames with stunning views of The Shard, The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral on the skyline to the East.
  • Abbey College Cambridge has close links with the University of Cambridge and can offer students access to its institutes, departments and colleges. Cambridge is a quiet, safe and very beautiful city. The campus is located at Homerton Gardens, on a private road close to the center of the historic university city of Cambridge. The city center is a 25-minute walk (or 10-minute cycle ride) from campus. Cambridge train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus. The area around the campus offers a modern leisure park within a 10 minute walk. This includes a cinema, tenpin bowling, hotel, supermarkets and a range of restaurants. It is also home to a live performance venue which hosts regular music, comedy and drama performances.
  • Abbey College Manchester lies in the heart of the city center, which is within easy walking distance of all these facilities and venues. A regular free bus service also runs through the city linking the four main railway stations (Piccadilly station, 12 minutes’ walk, Oxford Road station, 10 minutes’ walk, Victoria Station, 8 minutes’ walk and Deansgate-Castlefield station, 8 minutes’ walk).The college enjoys strong links with the University of Manchester, which is the largest single campus university in the UK and one of the most respected. Other universities in the city include Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

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