At St. Peter Primary School we pride ourselves in our nurturing ethos and he educational experience we provide focuses on developing the whole child. Children can benefit both educationally and emotionally through contact with animals and it increases their understanding of responsibility and develops empathy and nurturing skills.
Meet our school dogs
We have three dogs that visit school St. Peter’s. Max and Dennis are reading dogs who both visit school once a week to help boost children’s literacy and improve academic achievement. They are both registered Pets As Therapy dogs. If you have a dog that has a lovely temperament with children and would like to find out how your they could become a PAT registered then follow this link to their website.
Stanley belongs to Mrs Maurice, our headteacher, and comes to school as a theraputic dog. He is very popular with the pupils and staff! As well as supporting pupil and staff wellbeing, Stanley has helped improve attendance and provides support for calming behaviours as well as boosting social skills and self-esteem.
Read more about our school dogs in this newspaper article.
Our Dogs in School Policy can be found here.
Meet our guinea pigs
Bubble and Squeak are our guinea pigs who enjoy life living in our EYFS Unit.
Meet our chickens
In Spring 2021, Octopus and Starfish waited patiently for their eggs to hatch. It was very exciting when they finally arrived!
The hens, named Snowflake, Cornflake, Shadow & Kylo Hen live in their new chicken coop and regularly lay eggs which Parents/carers are invited to buy.