Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine

School of Sanctuary

A School of Sanctuary (SoS) is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all. We are a school that helps its children, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. We are a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all. 


There are three principles to becoming a School of Sanctuary:

  • Learn what it means to be seeking sanctuary

  • Take positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within your school and the wider community.

  • Share your vision and achievements – be proud!


Our curriculum ensures that there are opportunities to learn, understand and take actions around the themes of human rights as well as diversity, inclusion, refuge and migration.

We are very proud to say that we have achieved the School of Sanctuary status.

"We Are All The Same....."

Katie - 5JE
Donations from the community for local foodbanks
Stories of asylum seekers with Asylum Link
Our donations for local asylum seekers
Working with Asylum Link (local charity)
Assembly for Autism Awareness
Our painted penguin to raise awareness of autism
Wear blue day for autism awareness
Raising awareness of autism
Our Jo Cox 'Great Great Together' picnic
Sharing picnic food
Being heroes with Tim Quinn (Marvel Comics)
Local hero John Hulley
Unveiling of statue of local hero
Community event with Princess Anne
Diversity poetry with Levi Tafari
Poetry workshops with local poet
Anti-racism event at LFC
Waterloo Partnership with Waterloo in Sierra Leone