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School of Sanctuary

Schools of Sanctuary



Earlsdon Primary School was awarded the title 'School of Sanctuary' in June 2022. This shows our school's commitment to raising awareness about migration, being a place of welcome and promoting solidarity with those seeking sanctuary.


At Earlsdon Primary, we want all children to feel safe and welcome, so we have adapted a whole-school approach to support and understand those who may be seeking sanctuary.  Staff have worked hard to embed learning about welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into our curriculum and we are always looking for opportunities to share and extend our work on sanctuary with the local community and other sanctuary seekers.




“We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. 


We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).


We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists, and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.”

Our official Schools of Sanctuary Award was presented by two representatives from Carriers of Hope, Sue Sampson and her husband Greg, Seyedeh Naseriniaki, one of the leads on Coventry City of Sanctuary, as well as Zarah Sultana MP for Coventry South. During the ceremony, children sang, read poems from refugee week and the Welcome Committee talked about their important role in school. We are so proud to be recognised as a School of Sanctuary, through our work and commitment to raising awareness of migration, refugees and promoting solidarity with sanctuary seekers. 

Earlsdon Primary School Values

  • A culture is strong when people work with each other, not for themselves. Simon Sinek
  • In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou
  • Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It's too high! Come to the edge. And they came, and he pushed, and they flew. Christopher Iogne
  • Resilience comes from the Latin word 'resalire', which means springing back.
  • You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall