Our school was founded in 1978 by Mogg Hercules MBE 

“My passion and determination, combined with an unerring belief that children should be included in their learning and listened to, as they expressed their thoughts, ideas and opinions drove me to create my own school.”


1977 Evan and Mogg Hercules acquire 8 Dallington Street, the former site of the Gatehouse School

10th April 1978 Dallington School is born, with five children on the roll

2009 Mogg is awarded the Ted Wragg Lifetime Achievement Award (with Distinction)

2018 Mogg is appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours List, for outstanding services to education and Dallington is rated Ofsted Outstanding

24th August 2019 Mogg Hercules, Founder and Teaching Headteacher of Dallington School for 41 years, departs to The Great Classroom in the Sky.  Of course, she has to sort it out when she gets there, before the start of the new term!

The core of Mogg’s educational ethos is celebrating childhood.  Our school lives on in loving memory of our founder with this intention at the heart of everything we do.

Mogg's story in her own words   Mogg's Obituary