School of Sanctuary


Duke’s Secondary School is becoming a School of Sanctuary?

As a Church of England school we committed to bringing “life in all its fullness” to our students.  Our LIGHT values of Love, Inclusivity, Goodness, Hope and Truth lead us to look for ways to live these out in our daily lives.  We have a concern for justice and for the vulnerable, especially those in need.

What is a School of Sanctuary?

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary.  It is a space for those whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space they can feel safe.

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.

Why become a School of Sanctuary?

We are proud to be working towards becoming accredited as a School of Sanctuary.  We are committed to ensuring that our students learn and understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and the difficulties asylum seekers and refugees face.  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.


For more information, please contact Sally Milner (School Chaplain) 01670 816 111.