Welcome to our school

Dallington has been a great passion and source of pride to me, since I opened the school in 1978. Children are at the heart of everything we do at Dallington. They are part of a unique community in which we celebrate childhood. Our children enjoy a happy and relaxed environment. They are encouraged to contribute, to extend their imaginations, to develop their ideas and to take responsibility for their actions. We want our children to challenge how we use their time, not acquiesce and get on with it.

Mogg Hercules
Headteacher, Proprietor and Founder
Ted Wragg Lifetime Achievement Award (with Distinction) 2009
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3-5 years
This is where life at Dallington begins! Our Nursery is on the Register of Good Practice (read more below) and the children in our Nurseries are taught by qualified teachers
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5-7 years
In Transition we aim to foster independent learning, develop key skills and nurture creative expression, within a supportive learning environment and through cross-curricular
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Middle School

7-11 years
On entering Middle School Dallington children are encouraged to take even more responsibility both for their own learning and as a group member. Our curriculum continues to be
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What's happening at Dallington

  • Transition19 / 10 / 2017
    Year 1 has enjoyed a very busy half term! At the start of this term we were lucky enough to visit...
  • General, Transition, Middle School19 / 10 / 2017
    The children from years 1-6 would like to thank Simona Mauriello for coming in to perform some...
  • General, Middle School26 / 09 / 2017
    On Friday, all of Middle School headed up to Union Chapel to watch the musical version of Nick...
  • General, Middle School20 / 07 / 2017
    To celebrate the end of the school year, the children in middle school are having a crazy hair...

Our Blog

Our Blog19 / 10 / 2017
Cognitive and physical development in childhood is a very precious process. It is important to...


  • 19 Oct
    Board of Governors Meeting
    19:00 to 21:00
  • 23 Oct
    Autumn Half Term 2017
  • 10 Nov
    Friends of Dallington Book Swap
    15:00 to 16:30
  • 11 Nov
    Independent Schools Show
    10:00 to 16:30
  • Dallington School is like a gem in the city… the kids don't feel pressured however they do feel… a wish to achieve.  This is brilliant – trust the children and provide them with the space and education to help them grow.  My child has become really inquisitive about the world since starting at Dallington.

  • Both our… DCs were encouraged in non-competitive way and flourished. They left the school with what I felt was a genuine love of learning and self motivation which has served them well at secondary… Can’t speak highly enough of the school.

    Mumsnet - 6th April 2016
  • This school is unique. We have great fun and learn at the same time and without feeling any inkling of depression. I have flown through the 11+… Dallington is just as academic as any other school, but the children are eased into pressure and taught to be independent and happy, yet bright.

    Lily - Class of 2015