St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

School of Sanctuary

'Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.'
(Romans 15:7)

A School of Sanctuary:

  • Is a place that fosters a culture of welcome and safety for people seeking sanctuary, including asylum seeking and refugee families.

  • Educates the whole school community about the human right to sanctuary and identifies practical means for schools to demonstrate that commitment.

  • Builds empathy and intercultural awareness through promoting the voices and contributions of people seeking sanctuary, encouraging an understanding of the experiences of displaced people and helping to combat stereotypes. 

    (Ref: School of Sanctuary Website)

Our work as a School of Sanctuary

Rachel's Story

Mrs Madia reads a powerful story about what individuals can experience if they are forced from their homes unexpectedly and become refugees.

Refugee animation | CAFOD