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School of Sanctuary

Schools of Sanctuary play a vital role in the lives of young people and their families. They help families to resettle and rebuild their lives to become responsible and positive members in their communities.

St. Andrew’s was awarded the ‘School of Sanctuary Award‘ in July 2019.

St Andrew's has been awarded School of Sanctuary status for another 3 years. Well done everyone. Thank you.

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We are a committed community of staff, parents and volunteers with a wealth of experience in supporting families. Our school welcomes everyone into a warm, safe, all-inclusive and diverse environment where they can learn and develop. St Andrew’s is a place to grow, foster positive relationships and strong friendships whilst developing life-long skills on which to build a fulfilling and rewarding life.

We offer bespoke support through our Pastoral Team who offer support with -

  • Sign posting to Citizens Advice and Wolverhampton Council

  • Access to Universal Credit

  • Access to foodbanks and support to provide school uniform

  • Access to mental health support through the Community Hub

  • Sign posting to The Refugee Migrant Centre (RMC)

  • Help to access the Family Hub to support parenting skills

  • Liaison with education and welfare officers

  • Development of social skills and making friends

  • Mental well-being


Children who have arrived at St Andrew’s from another country will receive:

  • A welcome card 

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  • A picture fan of daily routine activities to aid communication and understanding

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  • A buddy to support in class

  • Young Interpreters support children on the playground at break times

Young Interpreters Scheme

This is a fantastic scheme where children support other children with little or no English They speak a range of languages and support during break times to help children find friends and integrate into daily school life.


Our team of children receive 4 training sessions, a badge, a notebook and an aide memoir to make them recognisable and to help them support our new children. It is a rewarding role and the successful candidates are selected because of the caring qualities they possess with a desire to help others.


Further Reading

The Young Interpreters Scheme was developed by Hampshire County Council. You can read more about it on their website.

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