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Wolverhampton’s Schools of Sanctuary

are growing!  Here are the ones whose commitment you can read about on their websites:

Bantock Primary School

Dunstall Hill Primary School

Merridale Primary School

St. Andrew’s CofE Primary School

St. Luke’s CofE Aided Primary School

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy

Stowlawn Primary School

Villiers Primary School

West Park Primary School

Colton Hills Secondary School

The King’s CofE Secondary School [Now known as “St. Regis CE Academy”]

New additions please “Contact Us” and send us a link to your ‘School of Sanctuary’ webpage.

Wolverhampton Schools of Sanctuary not let detailing their commitment on their website:

Goldthorn Park Primary School.

Rakegate Primary School.


These are just a few of the many schools all over the country who are committing themselves 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.  Read more HERE .

We are grateful to Wolverhampton City Council and to Claire Sumner of the Citizenship, Language and Learning Team for their support.  They will be pleased to give advice about how to become a School of Sanctuary.  As at February 2024, Claire has a further 12 schools going through the accreditation process.

Here are some news items from our Schools of Sanctuary archive:

Stowlawn Primary School LogoWe welcome Stowlawn Primary School to our community of Schools of Sanctuary in Wolverhampton.  “We are delighted to have been awarded ‘School of Sanctuary’ Status – one of only 10 schools in Wolverhampton . It is a privilege to be recognised for the support we give to all seekers of sanctuary.” (from their twitter feed).


We welcome St. Andrew’s Church of England Primary School to our growing number of Wolverhampton Schools of Sanctuary.  Several members of W’ton CofS were delighted to take part in presenting the award and addressing the children, explaining how important it would be for the young children who currently attend our refugees’ drop-in centre to be able to go to schools where they could be sure of a warm welcome.  We were particularly impressed to be introduced to some of the children who have been appointed as special interpreters for new arrivals, because they speak two or more languages themselves, and can make sure that nobody is left out.  Click HERE for the school’s Press Release.


Poster for "Distant Memories" Parents' Performance

This was an invitation-only event for the school and friends,
but you can click on the picture to read how impressive it was!

Click HERE for an article in The Observer about:
Photo of West Park SchoolOn Saturday April 21st, West Park Primary School performed “Wolverhampton Welcomes The World: Many Rivers To Cross”. West Park Primary School, ‘the Class of 68’, the University of Wolverhampton, and ‘Stand up to Racism’ invited everyone to a celebration of solidarity, unity and multiculturalism. Click HERE for reviews and more articles.


Photo of School of Sanctuary Presentation

Inderjit Bhogal presents the School of Sanctuary award to West Park Primary School on 14th February 2018

Photo of Bantock School Presentation

A proud new photo on Bantock School’s website

They join Bantock Primary School as Wolverhampton’s first two Schools of Sanctuary.

Click HERE for the Express & Star article about Bantock School, and HERE for Bantock School’s own City of Sanctuary webpage.

See our News Post for our Full Article.