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Welcome to Bradford Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary. We are part of a national network of over 350 schools and colleges who are all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

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SCoS April 23 Newsletter.

SCoS January 23 Newsletter

SCoS September 22 Newsletter


What is a School of Sanctuary?

The School of Sanctuary award is available to all school in the Bradford district. The award recognises and rewards good practice. Schools need to:

  1. Learn about what it means to be seeking sanctuary and about the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.
  2. Embed this knowledge and understanding in the curriculum and the daily life of the school.
  3. Share this new knowledge with the school’s wider community.

You can find out more in our Schools of Sanctuary Resource Pack.

If you’d like to see how far your school is along the Sanctuary Award journey, why not try out our helpful schools’ audit tool? For teaching resources, CDP, training ideas and inspiration, see the Bradford Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary Teaching Resource Pack.

What is a College of Sanctuary?

A College of Sanctuary is a college that has gone above and beyond to support refugees and people seeking asylum and help raise awareness about migration and why people seek safety amongst students, staff and the wider community. It follows the same ‘Learn, embed, share’ approach as the schools’ award but with different criteria.

You can find out more in our Colleges’ Resource Pack. If you’d like to see how far along your college is on the Sanctuary Award journey, have a look at our FE Colleges Audit Tool.

You can view a list of our current Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary here.

A Day of Welcome

Would you like to get involved in A Day of Welcome 2023 this June? See our A Day of Welcome resource pack for ideas about how to get involved and our 2023 A Day of Welcome Bradford lesson plan.



Bradford Schools’ and Colleges’ Art Exhibition for Refugee Week 2023

If you’d like to get involved in our exhibition this year, you can find all the information you need here: Bradford Schools’ and Colleges’ Art Exhibition for RW 2023



For any queries, please contact Kate Hart, the Schools and Colleges Project Lead:  [email protected] and follow us on Twitter. 

Highlights from the Schools’ Art Exhibition on ‘Healing’ for Refugee Week ’22.

(see the full exhibition online HERE)