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Dallington School

Dallington School

8 Dallington Street, Islington, London, EC1V 0BW

020 7251 2284



Dallington School
School type Coeducational Day and Nursery
Founded 1978
Headteacher Mogg Hercules
Date Appointed 2019
Co-ed Age Range 3-11
Number of pupils 138
Number of boys 81
Number of girls 57
Day fees per annum £9,978 - £12,630
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:16 (with full time TA)

A family-run, independent, co-educational day school for children aged 3 to 11, in the heart of London

"Dallington is a school that holds a unique place in the constellation of outstanding London schools – a vibrant oasis of creativity; proudly and fiercely independent. Established and led for over 40 years by Mogg Hercules MBE, it has been the school of choice for parents seeking an exceptional education for their children. Taking over the headship presents a formidable challenge – how to celebrate and develop Mogg’s legacy, whilst bringing to bear my own style and experience?

"As I begin this fascinating journey, I hope to champion Outdoor Learning and to ultimately see our children fly the flag that will inspire other schools to recognise this learning as a fundamental part of the holistic education we all aim to offer."

Maria Blake, Headteacher

At Dallington, we want children to enjoy their childhood, develop a love of learning, independence of thought and 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 encourage our children to become confident, enthusiastic learners. We offer a topic-based curriculum which is broad, creative and balanced; The Arts are a strong element of our curriculum. Our school is widely creative and the children are encouraged to assume responsibility in a self-regulated, purposeful way.

Our children work and play together in a co-operative, supportive way and great emphasis is placed on nurturing the development of the powers of reasoning and reflective, critical thinking. We provide an environment where children can openly relate to others and expect to be listened to and respected for their points of view.

We have an exemplary record of attaining places prior to and at Secondary level. Children are prepared for external exams in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. A non-competitive ethos does not mean the children lack purpose in their learning.

Personal tours each day of the week. Non-selective entry policy. Early registration advised.