The Abbey DLD Colleges Group is a group of independent sixth form colleges based in the United Kingdom, in London, Manchester, and Cambridge.The colleges are operated by the Alpha Plus Group. London and Cambridge have new campuses with state-of-the-art facilities.
The oldest College, DLD was established in 1931. After 10 years located in Marylebone, the College has merged with its younger sister Abbey College and moved in 2015 to brand new, purpose built facilities in the centre of London, looking over the River Thames opposite to the House of Parliament. The Abbey College Londonhas bright, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and secure, on-site student accommodation, all in the centre of the amazing, historic and vibrant city of London.
Since opening in 1994, Abbey College Cambridgehas developed a reputation for academic excellence and outstanding personal support. Students achieve exceptional results in A Levels, Foundation and GCSE. Every year a high proportion of students progress to study at one of the top 5 UK universities (Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences) studying courses such as medicine, engineering, law, business, mathematics and sciences. In 2015/2016 academic year, 61% of students in Cambridge centre got A*-A grades, which made Abbey DLD Cambridge become the best performing International college among all colleges in Cambridge. Dr Julian Davies has been the principal there since 2002.
As a leading provider of A Level and GCSE education since 1990, Abbey College Manchesteralso offers International Foundation Programme pathways in Business, Science, Engineering, Humanities and Creative Arts. There are three major faculties within the college -- Science & Mathematics, Arts & Humanities, and Languages & International Studies. Manchester campus is based in the heart of the city centre just a few minutes away from the numerous resources such as libraries, museums, galleries and sports facilities that students can take advantage of to further their learning and personal development. 88% of students in last year got A*-C grades. Ms Liz Elam is the current principal.