Schools of Sanctuary - Edmund Rice England


Schools of Sanctuary is a growing network of more than 300 primary and secondary schools all committed to supporting the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, creating a culture of welcome and inclusion whilst raising awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.  Here at Somerville, we are proud to be a School of Sanctuary.

What is a refugee?

A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

What is an asylum seeker?

A person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another.


Somerville's Shoebox Appeal

Somerville Primary School is proud to have been a part of a Shoebox appeal with Migrant Help.  These shoeboxes were handed out to asylum seekers in the West Midlands.  We are very excited to announce that we were able to put together a grand total of 136 boxes.