S. Anselm's Family Pet Show 2022

We hope the Pet Show will be a wonderful family day out with something for everyone:

  • entertaining demonstrations in the Main Ring throughout the day

  • exhibitor stalls for animal lovers to browse

  • House Stalls

  • professional catering vans offering tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza.

… so do join us and make a day of it!

Show Classes

There are lots of exciting show classes to enter, with eight doggy classes – from which the winners go through to compete for ‘Best in Show’ – small furry animals, exotics, feathered friends and four creative classes for pupils to express their artistry and inventiveness.  Please see below for details.

Doggy Classes

First group of dog classes:

9.30am  Fancy dress

9.30am  Puppies (up to 12 months)

9.30am  Golden oldies (over 8 years)

9.30am  Scruffiest dog

Second group of dog classes:

11.00am  Best smile / waggiest tail

11.00am  Handsomest fella

11.00am  Loveliest lady

11.00am  Best trick

The winners of each dog class will go through to:

Best in Show

Absent Friends Board

Sadly we can’t invite cats, ponies or farm animals and some pets will be too nervous to come along.  However, you can still show them off by bringing in a photo to display on our ‘Absent Friends’ board.

Small Furry Animals, Feathered Friends and Exotics

There will be classes for small animals, including feathered friends and exotics.  These must be secured in their cages at all times, with sufficient food and water available.

Creative Classes

A 3D model of an animal – using any media

A painting or sketch of a pet or animal

 A homemade animal puppet

A funny photograph of a pet or animal
(this class is open to both pupils and teachers!)

Please refer to the Pet Show Entry Form for details of the rules of entry and safety information.

Event timings & arrangements for the day

8.20am  Drop off – for small animals/feathered friends/exotics and 3D models, and House stall produce (Top Field)
8.40am  Later Registration – all children should be in their Form Rooms
9.30am  First set of Dog Show classes begin in main ring
9.45am  Coffee/tea/cake van & House stalls open on Top Field
10.30am  Alpaca display in main ring
11.00am  Second set of Dog Show classes begin in main ring
12.00pm  Best in Show in main ring
12.15pm  Falconry display in main ring
12.45pm  Pizza & Prosecco stall available for parents (children return to Dining Room)

During the lunch period, parents may wish to take their pets home, if preferred.

2.00pm  House team agility events
3.00pm  House tractor pull
3.20pm  Pre-Prep children – tick off in their Form Rooms
3.30pm  End of the show.  Stalls close and  all animals and children’s 3D models should please be collected
4.00pm  Prep children – tick off in the Hargreaves Hall

Before tick off, all pupils will return to their Form Rooms with their teacher to collect their belongings.

After School

Pre-Prep After School Club will run as usual.

There will be no Prep School After School Clubs on this evening.  Any Prep pupils whose parents cannot collect at the earlier time of 4.00pm may remain in school until 5.00pm.

Boarding arrangements will run as usual.

Download your Application Form

Click here to download your application form, and hand it into the School Office as soon as possible.

Deadline for entries

The deadline for entries to the animal classes is
Friday 1st July.

There is no need to fill out an entry form for the Creative Classes – simply bring your entries on the day!

Tasty treats, coffee, bubbles and homemade pizza

Coffee/tea/cake van & House stalls to open on Top Field from 9.45am.

There will be lots on offer to buy from professional catering outlets from late morning, including:


  • Bean on the Edge
  • The Fizzy Mare (Prosecco)
  • Sunshine Pizza