Dallington School, London, London
Dallington School, London, London
Dallington School, London, London

Dallington School is a family-run independent primary school with a nursery in the heart of Clerkenwell, Islington.

Dallington nursery offers an early years curriculum which is broad, creative and balanced, aiming to provide each child with a happy, secure and stimulating environment that promotes discovery and values a love of learning.

Both the Lower Nursery (ages three to four) and Upper Nursery (ages four to five) encourage the children to become confident and enthusiastic learners. The 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.

The children are taught by qualified teachers who create a happy, supportive and stimulating atmosphere where each child is a valued individual.

Owner: Mogg Hercules

Person in charge: Mogg Hercules (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 45

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0845-1530

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: £9216 (Age 3) £9501 (Age 4) per annum to £9582 (Year 6)

Admission Information: N/A - Non-selective intake

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Reviews

8.8 Dallington School has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.787)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Dallington School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dallington School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.724 for Dallington School is calculated as follows: ( (122 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.724

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.063 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dallington School is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.313

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dallington School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dallington School

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

Dallington is unique... both my children love it and have settled in extremely easily and quickly. The school and its community is very welcoming and friendly and has a real family and intimate feel, which is just what I wanted for our children after moving back to London from overseas. The teacher/child ratio is fantastic, allowing the children to soak up the teaching easily and in a personal way. The children enjoy mixing with the lovely older children which is great for their confidence and social skills. It's a little village school in central London.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Dallington School ten months ago. He is in the lower nursery. We are extremely happy with the school. My son is very happy, and his confidence has grown. He is excited about learning. The school has a lovely and nurturing atmosphere. Staff are so lovely. Each child is treated as an individual with their own specific needs and talents. I would recommend Dallington School to any parent who is looking for a school providing high standards of education while making sure children are improving in all aspects of life.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abigail Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 31 Oct 2017:

Thank you for your positivity Mona. We are delighted that you have all settled so well into Dallington life! Best wishes, Abi

Dallington School is an excellent nursery with a warm, creative, nurturing environment. It has the right mix of discipline, free play and group activities. The staff love working there and it shows in their relationships and works with the children. The important thing is that it's not just a nursery, but also part of a school with all the ethos that goes along with that. Children also have opportunities to meet kids in other class years, and the older children are very welcoming and big brother/sister like with the younger ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abi Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 09 Mar 2017:

That's lovely to hear. Thank you Leora!

Amazing nursery and school with a fantastic staff and very happy children! The care and attention kids receive is phenomenal. Our son loves his school and teachers, he happily runs to Dallington every morning!

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abi Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your positive words, Gerda!

Dallington is a wonderful school: open, inclusive and highly supportive of both the children in the school and the parents and carers of those children. They strongly encourage curiosity and build that wonderful and all too rare trait of a genuine love of learning. The nursery in particular has provided both of my children with a brilliant start to their educational journey, despite their very different personalities and approaches. Both my children truly love school, which says it all!

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abigail Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 29 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your positivity, and your boys make a lovely contribution to our school.

Dallington is one of the few non selective coeducational child led learning schools I have come across in England. It is a warm, creative, open minded and high achieving (without the 'hothouse' type school pressures or concerns) school. Children here are happy, kind, community minded and they get a superb education - both academically and how to be good people in the world. I think this is a very special and unique place. Not uptight and bureaucratic, yet very well run and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abi Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

Thank you Megan, for your positivity and of course to your family, for being an integral part of the Dallington Community.

My son loves the time he spends at Dallington. The teachers are friendly, professional and are proactive in his development. Learning is fun, his reading, writing and confidence has improved considerably. We're really pleased that we've chosen Dallington for our son, it's the perfect school for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abi Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 04 May 2016:

Thank you for your kind, supportive words Sherrie. We are delighted your son is so happy.

Dallington is a wonderful nursery that understands and thrives in the knowledge that children are individuals that have their own needs and develop at their own different speeds. They encourage diversity and creativity in all that a child can, and wants to do, which is an extremely refreshing and positive attitude.

Both my sons have had, and continue to have, a wonderful time at Dallington despite their very different requirements and personalities and I would recommend it as a nursery to any parent.

It has given my kids a great start in their educational journey.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abigail Hercules, Bursar at Dallington School responded to this review on 25 Apr 2016:

Thank you for your positivity, Ben.

Wonderful warm atmosphere with genuine child-led learning. Staff make a real effort to engage the children in creative ways to ignite their interests. The best choice I made for my two children. They have come out the other side full of curiosity, eager to learn, and ready for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Dallington nursery is an extremely supportive environment where children can learn, explore, be creative and develop as individuals with confidence. When you go to pick the kids up it is clear that they are extremely focused in whatever activity they are doing. I think also it encourages curious minds, which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The teachers at the nursery are great. They are so devoted and love and take care of the kids so much. You could tell they are really interested in the development of the children and are always so proud of them. The teachers are very communicative and keep us updated with everything related to my son whether in relation to his development, interests, achievements etc... And always praise him. Something that we do appreciate very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I had always intended for my son to attend a private school. Though the principles of the education were exactly what I wanted for my child, allowing the child to be a child, to grow into who they should be instead of forcing round pegs into square holes and chastising the child for not being square; there were aspects that I felt were a little cold when I attended open days.
Dallington is the perfect fit, it not only offers the aforementioned education but it offers it in a warm and family like environment. Children grow up together in small classes with low teacher to student ratios. My son has been with Dallington for 6 months and I can already see his confidence has grown. Old students return to help out at fetes and the parents that I have spoken to who have sent their younger children to Dallington speak of an inner happiness and genuine love for education in the older children that attended Dallington. The two things that I want most for my child!

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Dallington creates a wonderful nurturing environment for the children. I have had experience with other nurseries and what I particularly like about Dallington is that the staff are experienced individuals who have been with the school for a long time. Every one of them takes an interest in your child as an individual. Great feedback on progress both on a formal basis but also through the term. I feel that they provided all of my children with a good foundation from which to start their more formal schooling.

How likely would you be to recommend Dallington School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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