Faith Primary Academy awarded School of Sanctuary status

An Everton primary school is celebrating after achieving the School of Sanctuary award, in recognition of its dedicated work around inclusion.

Schools of Sanctuary is a national network of over 400 primary and secondary schools, nurseries and sixth forms all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for everyone, especially those seeking sanctuary.

Faith Primary Academy, which is part of All Saints Multi Academy Trust, has been praised for its welcoming, calm and safe environment which is tangible throughout the school.

The academy currently has 217 pupils, 40% of which are learning English as an additional language (EAL). In addition to this 50% of children have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), meaning that it is essential that Faith Primary Academy provides a learning environment that allows children to not only achieve but to flourish. 

Leading on securing the accreditation was Faith Primary Academy’s deputy headteacher, Miss Danielle Fox. She said: “Inclusion is valuing and nurturing every individual and equipping them with the tools to reach their potential and become positive contributors in society. 

“As a school, inclusion is at the very core of everything we do. We believe that if we get inclusion right, everything else will follow.”

Headteacher of Faith Primary Academy, Miss Sarah Williams, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded School of Sanctuary status. We have been working hard to achieve this accreditation and it is wonderful to be recognised for our efforts.”

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