School’s out — and what a year it’s been

The Jewish Chronicle - - JC SPECIAL - BY LOUISA SHUL­MAN

hes­um­mer­hol­i­days are in full swing. No-one wants to think about next term just yet, but a gen­tle re­fec­tion on last year’s achieve­ments wouldn’t go amiss. So here goes: An ex­cep­tion­ally high num­ber of univer­sity of­fers — in­clud­ing one from Ox­ford — have been re­ceived this year by stu­dents at DLD Sixth Form Col­lege in Lon­don, ac­cord­ing to new prin­ci­pal Rachel Bor­land.

DLD spe­cialises in GCSEs, A-lev­els, BTEC and In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion pro­grammes. In April, two stu­dents were praised for their out­stand­ing exam re­sults at the an­nual Coun­cil for In­de­pen­dent Ed­u­ca­tion (CIFE) in an aca­demic awards pre­sen­ta­tion at the House of Lords.

In Septem­ber 2015, DLD will re­lo­cate to new pur­pose-built premises over­look­ing the Thames and will be­come Lon­don’s only board­ing sixth-form col­lege.

At Hab­er­dash­ers’ Aske’s School for Girls in El­stree, ma­jor con­struc­tion has be­gun on a new dining area, ju­nior school hall and per­for­mance space and sixth form mez­za­nine café, all sched­uled to open in Septem­ber 2015.

Two stu­dents won Ark­wright engi­neer­ing schol­ar­ships and a lower fifth stu­dent was se­lected for the Great Bri­tain Base­ball team at un­der 16s at this summer’s USSSA Gold Medal Games in Florida — the first girl ever to gain a place on the team.

The boys’ school has be­gun con­struc­tion on a new sports pav­il­ion, ready for au­tumn term, 2015. Key fea­tures will in­clude an eight-lane swim­ming pool, squash courts and a fit­ness suite.

Stu­dent Bruce Par­ris gained a place in the Na­tional Youth Orches­tra of Great Bri­tain on the bas­soon, three pupils won places at the Na­tional Youth Theatre of Great Bri­tain, one gained a gold at the UK Jiu Jitsu Cham­pi­onships

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