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 and to develop their ideas.

We want our children to challenge how we use their time, not acquiesce and get on with it. 

At Dallington, we allow our children to enjoy their childhood, develop a love of learning, of independent thought and to retain their individuality.  Our expectation is for every child to understand the part it has to play in its learning.

The relationships between the staff and the children are informal, but considerate. First names are used and we do not have a school uniform.

We offer a topic-based curriculum which is broad and balanced.  Our school is widely creative and the children are encouraged to assume responsibility in a self-regulated, purposeful way.   Great emphasis is placed on nurturing the development of the powers of reasoning and reflective, critical thinking.  Our children are prepared for external exams in a non-competitive, stress-free environment.

Come and see us in action! 

Mogg Hercules MBE
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! The children in our Nurseries are taught by qualified teachers working with NVQ3 qualified assistants. A place in our nursery guarantees a
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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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Year 5 and 6 have arrived at Mill on the Brue in Somerset for their 5-day trip! Let the outdoor...


  • 12 Dec
    Carol Concert
    17:00 to 19:00
  • 12 Dec
    FoD Christmas Party
  • 14 Dec
    End of Autumn Term
    9:00 to 12:00
  • 17 Dec
    Christmas Holiday
    (All day)
  • 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