Henwick Primary School



School Dog

We are very excited to let you know that we will be introducing a school dog to Henwick.

We have discussed introducing a dog with local schools that already have a dog and they have shared their positive experiences including the impact on the children. We believe that interacting with animals can lead to an increased sense of wellbeing as well as supporting children who may be experiencing anxiety. Being responsible for an animal can develop increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others: animals and humans. Through caring for animals’ children, learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.

Opting out: Please complete the form here if you do NOT wish for your child to interact with the dog.

Introducing Buddy!

The dog will be a small Cavapoo from an experienced breeder whose parentage has been chosen for excellent temperament and health credentials. Cavapoos are known for being a low shedding breed, which has hypoallergenic properties. 


School Dog Letter

 Risk Assessment for School Dog

We are very much looking forward to introducing a dog to our school community after half term. In the mean time, why don't you prepare your children by showing them the below Be Dog Smart.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further then please email the school office at: schooloffice@henwick.greenwich.sch.uk