Head's Welcome

Hello.  My name is Linda Kiernan. 

I´ve recently joined Dallington School and am looking forward to helping it on its way into a bright and exciting future. I´ve been the Head of a number of primary schools in London for 30 years, and joining Dallington is, in a sense, like coming home. I have lived in the Barbican during all of that time and Clerkenwell is my neighbourhood. 

I´m passionate about helping young minds blossom and flourish; helping young people see their true potential, and become independent and inquisitive learners, which will set them up for the rest of their school lives and the challenges beyond. 

I am a classicist by training and love immersing myself in fine art, music, history, languages and travel and I´m a voracious reader.

You´ll recognise me by my bright clothing and extravagant jewellery, and I´m frequently out and about on my bicycle! 

I am so proud to be part of this extraordinary school and look forward to welcoming you on our journey. 

Best wishes, 


Dallington - a school that will let your child's personality fly high!



3-5 years
This is where life at Dallington begins! The children in our Nursery are taught by qualified teachers working with long-serving, experienced NVQ3 qualified assistants. A place in
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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

  • 26 / 05 / 2022
    This week, Year 2 experienced a taste of farming in the heart of the city with a visit to Hackney...
  • 17 / 05 / 2022
    A school assembly both fun and informative in the basement where we lay our scene, Catherine hosted...
  • 10 / 05 / 2022
    Children in Lower and Upper Nursery commenced the Summer Term with an exciting African adventure!...
  • 04 / 05 / 2022
    Yesterday, the children were presented with a religious themed assembly which was delivered by...


  • 30 May
    Half Term
    (All day)
  • 07 Jun
    Year 2 Trip to Woodberry Wetlands
    9:00 to 15:15
  • 09 Jun
    Whole School Photo Shoot
    9:00 to 11:00
  • 10 Jun
    FOD Disco for Nursery
    15:30 to 17:00
  • 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.

  • I'm so impressed with the way that Dallington's swung into action - from a letter at 5.30 one afternoon to being totally up and running for home school by 9 the next morning is a massive achievement. The kids are totally engaged, and I can't thank Milko and Ed enough for their calmness in dealing with it all, and the way that they're keeping the kids enthusiastic. They're really happy, and so am I (and relieved!). Thanks everyone, and keep up with the good work, I really am seriously impressed....

  • A wonderful first school for both my children - friendly and caring staff with a relaxed and cheerful attitude to education that gives confidence and an enthusiasm to learn that continues today. Thank you Dallington.

    Former parent