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Welcome to Bradford Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary. We are part of a national network of over 400 schools and colleges who are all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Find out what’s on offer with us in terms of CPD opportunities, events and workshops here: Autumn Term 2023 Training opportunities and student workshops

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September 23 Newsletter

April 23 Newsletter

January 23 Newsletter

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.


Refugee Week 2023

Want to see what we got up to? You can read here the full Refugee Week 2023 Review.

We also had over 70 pieces of artwork produced by schools across the Bradford District for our art exhibition and workshops at Trapezium Arts this year. You can watch the whole exhibition online here!


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 2022 exhibition online HERE)