School Of Sanctuary Award

St. Andrew's C.E. Primary School has become a school of Sanctuary - demonstrating that it is a safe and welcoming place for all.

The school received the award from the National City of Sanctuary movement after showing that it extends a warm welcome to everyone, and that children, staff and the wider school community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary.

Headteacher, Mrs Thompson said, "We are really humbled to have been recognised as a School of Sanctuary. We work really hard at St. Andrew's to provide the best possible life chances for all our children and a huge part of this is supporting families. Working towards the award has enabled us to develop our understanding of what it means to be a family needing sanctuary. We aim to open a warm welcome to all our families and to listen to them to ensure their individual needs are met. When children join St. Andrew's, they become part of the St. Andrew's family. We welcome the award as recognition of the hard work by all staff and governors in ensuring that St. Andrew's C.E. Primary provides a safe haven for everyone."

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