Abbey DLD and the Alpha Plus GroupAbbey College Cambridge is part of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, which itself is part of the Alpha Plus Group.
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges
The Abbey DLD Group of Colleges consists of three independent colleges based in Cambridge, London, and Manchester.
The Abbey DLD Group of Colleges is a group of three independent sixth form colleges, uniquely placed to offer British and international students a college tailored to meet their individual GCSE, A-Level, BTEC or University Foundation course requirements. The colleges have a long-standing reputation for delivering premium quality education.
All of our colleges share a similar approach to education: our aim is to help all of our students achieve the very best academic results. We achieve this through rigorous but informal teaching, small class sizes, frequent testing and expert teachers who put the interests of each of their students at the centre of everything they do.
The main business of each of the colleges is to prepare students of secondary school age for the General Certificate of Secondary Education and the General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level.
Abbey College Cambridge and DLD College London specialise in offering a range of academic A-Level subjects for students who seek admission to the United Kingdom’s most prestigious universities. Abbey College Manchester offers tuition in a wide range of GCSE and A-Level subjects.
All three colleges offer a University Foundation Programme, designed to prepare international students for admission to university via a number of pathways.
The Alpha Plus Group
Centres of Educational Excellence
Alpha Plus creates centres of educational excellence in our schools and colleges, which consistently exceed the expectations of pupils and parents.
The ‘Alpha Plus Gold Standard’ signifies our commitment to maintaining the very highest standards in each of our schools, colleges and consultancy services. The traditional values that have guided the Group to its success during the last seventy years continue to be at the heart of our philosophy but are enhanced by the very best practices in modern education. The specific needs of individual students and pupils always remain our highest priority.
Alpha Plus Group, owned by Delancey, creates centres of educational excellence in our schools and colleges. They strive to establish a climate of high expectations and there is a genuine and visible commitment to setting challenging targets, exceeding expectations and maximising individual achievement. A key feature in our success is the appointment and retention of high quality school leaders, teachers and support staff.
Our establishments benefit from cutting edge technology and modern learning environments. The school and college curricula are regularly reviewed to ensure their relevance and their potential to enable all our pupils to obtain first choice placements into destination schools and Higher Education institutions.
We are committed to maintaining and improving this level of quality and whilst each school is encouraged to retain its own individual ethos and identity, all Alpha schools and colleges have a number of common characteristics that enable them to maintain and enhance the Gold Standard.
- High aspirations and expectations for all pupils and staff.
- Outstanding leadership at all levels and effective resource management.
- Working in partnership with parents.
- A focus upon and a passion for high quality teaching and learning.