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School of Sanctuary Awards

Byker Primary School has been recognised as a school of Sanctuary for 2023 and we now have our award.  Our application was submitted to a Panel in the Summer Term and we received this award alongside 5 other schools from Newcastle this week at the Great North Museum.


What is a School of Sanctuary?

A School of Sanctuary is a school that has received a Sanctuary Award from City of Sanctuary UK or a partner organisation in recognition of its good practice in fostering a culture of welcome, belonging and solidarity for those seeking safety.


How did Byker Primary school become a School of Sanctuary?

To become a School of Sanctuary, a school must take an intentional and reflective approach to reviewing and refining school practice in relevant areas and demonstrate that they have implemented three key principles:

  1. LEARN Schools help their students, staff and wider community learn about what it means to be seeking sanctuary and the issues surrounding forced migration.
  2. EMBED Schools are committed to creating a safe and inclusive culture of welcome that benefits everybody, including anyone in their community seeking sanctuary.
  3. SHARE Schools share their values and activities with their local communities.