Here at Kensington, we are delighted to have been awarded School of Sanctuary status.
A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety.
A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, 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. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
At Kensington, we celebrate our diversity and we are proud of all the cultures which make up our school community. We provide a welcoming environment for all of our students and seek to promote equal opportunities for all. We aim to educate our students, staff and community on wider issues; dispelling negative myths around asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Through this, we promote social cohesion and address ideas around Human Rights and social justice, empathising with others and sharing what we have built together.
We received our award at Liverpool Town Hall on 12th September 2017. Our fantastic Year 5 choir were chosen to sing This is Our World to the attendees, including the Lord Mayor.