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Irfan Latif

Principal - DLD Academy London

Irfan Latif joined DLD College London in January 2018 having been the Headmaster of Sexey’s School in Bruton, Somerset for nearly five years. During his career Irfan has held a number of leadership roles 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, London, Irfan graduated from King’s College, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, followed by a PGCE in Secondary Education and is currently studying for an MA in Educational Leadership at the University of Buckingham. At university he was on the student council and played representative sport, including rowing.

Irfan has an active role in boarding and is currently on the Executive Committee of the Boarding Schools’ Association, having been their Vice Chair, he is also Chair of the London Boarding Forum and on the Board of Directors at AGBIS. In addition, Irfan is a co-founder of the Inclusion and Diversity group for the Independent Schools’ Council and he also sat on the Board of Education at the Diocese of Bath & Wells.

Outside of College, he enjoys art and attending galleries, museums and concerts, follows Arsenal FC and Wasps RFC, camping and trekking, and engaging in politics. He is married to Jocelyn (a former Head of Science at a leading independent girls’ school) and they have two daughters and their Jack Russell terrier, Rodney.