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Schools of Sanctuary

Schools of Sanctuary are a national network of over 300 primary and secondary schools all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Driven by teachers, school staff, parents, governors and community groups, this network supports the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, raises awareness of the issues facing people in the asylum system, challenges misconceptions and builds social cohesion.⁣

We are committed to helping Calderdale schools along their journey to becoming Schools of Sanctuary.

If you represent a local school and would like to join this movement, please email Lisa at [email protected].

You can also contact Lisa about your projects or ideas, or if you would like any support with school resources to support teaching and learning, whether you have refugee families at your school or not. We can also add you to our termly email list, with information about events such as Refugee Week or more generic teaching and learning resources to support schools.

Please look at the resources below to see what kind of projects schools in Calderdale are working on now: