School Of Sanctuary

We are a School of Sanctuary

At Adderley Primary School, we celebrate diversity and enjoy learning about other cultures, languages and countries.  We have many children from different cultural backgrounds and  countries all over the world.  Most families are fortunate enough to be able to choose where they live, but for some families, this choice is taken away and they have no option but to move.  We understand that some families have to flee violence and persecution and believe that we have an important part to play in supporting these people.

Becoming a School of Sanctuary is playing our part in building a welcoming and inclusive society and that is what we aim to do.  We already have a welcoming ethos in school and we want to be able to share this with other partners.  We have signed the organisational pledge and have submitted a bid to become a School of Sanctuary.


What is a School of Sanctuary?

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary. It is a space for those whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space they can feel safe.

A school of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.


What is a refugee?

A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.


What is an asylum seeker?

A person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another.





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