St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School

♥ School of Sanctuary 

What is a School of Sanctuary?

At St Martin de Porres School, we welcome people from any background into our already diverse community.

A School of Sanctuary:

  • Is a place of welcome for all.
  • Educates about why people are forcibly displaced.
  • Recognises that the UK is enriched by new arrivals.
  • Supports pupils from all backgrounds to feel seen, supported and included.

We feel that the values that are promoted through the Schools of Sanctuary and City of Sanctuary are very much in line with our own Gospel Virtues and Catholic Social Teachings. Therefore, we are currently working towards becoming a School of Sanctuary and hope to achieve this by the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.

Work so far...


Christmas Appeal - December 2022

The children and community collected money and went shopping for Christmas presents for refugees new to the country. 



Cards for Newly Arrived Refugees - November 2022

The children made cards to welcome refugees from Manston when they arrived in Birmingham.

Christmas Cards for Refugees



Refugee Week - June 2022

We led an 'in school pilgrimage' showing that we care - that we are walking alongside refugees.

Refugee Week 2022



Sunflowers for Ukraine - April 2022

To show our support and compassion for the people of Ukraine, our children created beautiful sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, and displayed them around our school and in our local village. 

Sunflowers for Ukraine



Ukraine Foodbank - March 2022

A large amount of donations from our school community to support Ukraine from families taken to Moseley Hive to be sent to those in need.