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School of Sanctuary

Michaelchurch Escley Primary and Pre School recognises the part it has to play in building a welcoming and inclusive community.  The school has signed the Schools of Sanctuary pledge to commit to creating a place of welcome for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Follow the link below to find out more about Schools of Sanctuary.

Schools of Sanctuary | Building a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary (


What is a School of Sanctuary? 

  •  A place of welcome for all. 
  • Educates about why people are forcibly displaced. 
  • Recognises that the UK is enriched by new arrivals. 
  • Supports pupils from all backgrounds to feel seen, supported and included.  

“Being a School of Sanctuary is about promoting our shared British Values of compassion, tolerance, and respect. Its aim is to support schools to welcome every child and encourage kindness.”


What does this mean for Michaelchurch Primary and Pre School? 

Michaelchurch wants to:

  • Be a place of welcome for all. 
  • Help create a more tolerant society by educating the children as to why people are forcibly displaced. 
  • Expand children’s understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity – essential for our children as we live in an area of low diversity. 



The reason we’re committed to apply to become a School of Sanctuary is because we want to build on the good work we’re already doing and embed/formalise our processes for welcoming all children and adults to our school.  We also recognise that Michaelchurch lacks diversity and feel  becoming a School of Sanctuary will help support and focus on these crucial areas for development.