DLD College London Appoint New Principal

DLD College London have appointed Mr Irfan Latif as their new Principal this week, joining us at the beginning of the Spring Term from his current role as Headmaster of Sexey’s School in Bruton, Somerset.

During an outstanding career Irfan has held a number of leaderships role in the independent sector, including Deputy Head (Academic) at Bedford School, Head of Science and Chemistry at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, Senior Housemaster at Whitgift School, as well as being an Assistant Housemaster and Teacher of Chemistry at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys.

Educated at Emanuel School, Irfan then went to King’s College, London where he graduated with n honours degree in Chemistry and a PGCE in Secondary Education. He represented the university at rugby, cricket and rowing. Up until Christmas of last year he was the Vice Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA), Chair of the State Boarding Forum and on the Board of Education at the Diocese of Bath & Wells.

Outside of work, Irfan is a keen cook, traveller and adventurer and recently led expeditions to Everest Base Camp, Venezuela and the Red Sea, and has recently taken up running marathons. When he has the time, he sits as a Magistrate and watching his beloved Arsenal, through thick and thin. He is married to Jocelyn (a former Head of Science at Notting Hill and Ealing High School for Girls) and they have two daughters, Zara and Emma, and their Jack Russell, Rodney.

Commenting on his appointment, Irfan said, “I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed the Principal of DLD College London. DLD’s commitment to excellence – within a community defined by diversity, kindness and respect – is one which I very much share. It will be a privilege to build on Rachel Borland’s rich legacy and to lead the founders’ inspiring vision for educating young people. I look forward to working with everyone at DLD and the Alpha Plus Group and to build on the strengths of the College in the years to come.”

DLD College is part of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges.