School Of Sanctuary

At Well Lane we have decided to become a School of Sanctuary. 
A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety.

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.

The programme began in Yorkshire, England, and there are now Schools of Sanctuary in England, Wales and Ireland.

During January, we had a special guest come to our school to talk with the children about what becoming a school of sanctuary involves. The children really enjoyed the assembly and will be completing more work throughout the year.