'The joy and reward of lifelong learning take time.  That time is called childhood, spent with people who understand and value it, in a stimulating environment that promotes it.' Mogg Hercules MBE

'Like a village school in the city.'

Our school is very different from many independent day schools.  At Dallington, we celebrate childhood, embrace the individuality of every child and allow our children to flourish at their own pace in a relaxed and supportive 'family' environment.  We offer a child-centred, creative, holistic and ambitious experience, designed to develop the whole, unique child and to prepare them for their onward educational journey.

We encourage our children to be independent, to be curious, to become confident and enthusiastic learners, offering a creative, topic-based approach to learning.  Great emphasis is placed on nurturing the development of the powers of reasoning and of reflective, critical thinking in an environment where everyone can openly relate to others and expect to be listened to and respected for their points of view.

Dallington is a friendly, open, family school in which children develop self-confidence and feel a great sense of belonging. We nurture active learning, inquisitiveness, creativity and natural progression. 

The child is at the centre of everything we do.

 'Value your own worth and understand the differences in others.'    School motto

The pillars of the Dallington journey

  • Relationships

    Being part of a safe, friendly and caring school community. Valuing our friendships. Always being considerate, listening to what other people say and appreciating their point of view.

  • Play

    Enjoying being a child, joining in with other children of all ages and using our imagination to nd fun new ways to enjoy ourselves, learning all the way.

  • Self-Development

    Learning to work independently and as part of a team. Taking responsibility for our actions and helping other people around us. Contributing to the school community.

  • Discovery

    Discovering new skills in Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Sports and Technology and uncovering the wonders of the world.

  • Self-Belief

    Finding out about ourselves and everything around us. Trying lots of new things. Feeling valued and valuing others.

  • Active Learning
    Active Learning

    Finding out about the world around us. Discovering different ways to enjoy learning and to share our experiences. To work independently and as part of a group, in a way that makes learning fun.