Meet Pippin

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There are proven physical and mental health benefits to being around animals. Extensive research has shown that the presence of an animal can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology and so help to reduce stress levels.

Stroking a pet for example, has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, bringing a calming effect.  In this way, pets may be used  to provide emotional support as well as provide a service. 

Our School Dog ‘Pippin’ has lived with Mrs Godfrey and her family since he was 8 weeks old, he is a beautiful black Labrador and very much a family dog.                 
He has the right temperament to work with children and adults within the school environment. Pippin is a very caring and well behaved dog.

Please read our School Dog risk assessment here.

Guidelines to interaction with our School Dog:
  • Under no circumstances will children have close interaction with the school dog unless the school has permission from parents/carers.
  • Once permission has been given no child shall be forced into interaction with the school dog if this makes them feel unhappy in anyway.
  • At all times, interaction with the school dog must be controlled and safe for adults, children and the school dog himself. If the following guidelines are not followed, interaction with the school dog will be cancelled.
  • At all times of interaction, there must be an authorised adult who takes the leading role when interacting with the school dog. If children, or visiting adults, do not abide by the guidance given by the authorised adult, the interaction will be cancelled.

Dunalley Diddies

03 Jun 2024

Open to parents/carers of babies 0-1yrs old, on Wednesdays 1.45pm-3pm. For more info pop along and speak to Hannah Street in Nursery & Pre-school.

Nursery & Pre-school spaces available

13 May 2024

Dunalley Nursery & Pre-school have sessions available for September 2024.
Contact us now for further information.

Non-uniform Day

10 May 2024

On Friday 21st June we will have a non school uniform day.  Children are able to come to school wearing red, yellow or orange.

OPAL Stay and Play

22 Apr 2024

Thank you to all who came along to our event on Saturday morning.
It was so lovely to see so many of our new families too.

Dunalley Literature Festival

19 Apr 2024

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th May.
We are looking forward to celebrating Dunalley’s Literature Festival in a few weeks when many...

Year 5 Athletics Squad

19 Apr 2024

Year 5 Athletics Squad took part in the Gloucestershire Inter- Primary Schools Athletics Competition with volunteers from both 5J and 5R.

CAKE SALE 18/4/24

13 Apr 2024

Please bring all of your NUT FREE animal themed cakes and bakes along to our cake sale which will be held after school in the playground.

Curriculum Information

12 Apr 2024

Thank you to families for joining our curriculum infomation sessions this week!
It has been lovely to see you in school.

Easter Holiday Camp

04 Mar 2024

With the Easter break less than 4 weeks away, with our award-winning multi-activity camps running throughout the Easter holidays!

Year 6 Trip

01 Mar 2024

Our Year 6 children enjoyed an adventurous trip to Swindon Steam Museum on Friday.
Their outfits for the World War 11 experience were just fabulous.