Follow the sad loss of Millie, we have had a dog-shaped gap in our school, but the vacancy has been filled by a new pup.

We are now running a Naming Competition where students and staff can suggest names from which the final name will be chosen. The suggestions box will be in the school library between Tuesday 9 May – Friday 12 May.

Our own experience and wider research, all show that having a school dog supports mental health, stress-busting, and well-being and so we have always viewed it as an important feature of our provision. You can read more about the benefits here.

Steve Neale, Learning Hub Lead and Safeguarding Officer, said: “We are looking forward to receiving suggestions and giving our students a chance to give a name to what will be an important member of staff and a valued friend in our school for many years to come.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “Our former school dog, Millie, helped calm upset students, provide welcome fun in daily interactions, and helped foster a wider sense of responsibility and care within all who interacted with her. We are thrilled in our new arrival already.”