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Shireland Collegiate Academy Receives Schools of Sanctuary Award

Shireland Collegiate Academy has proudly received the School of Sanctuary Award from City of Sanctuary UK, which recognises the school’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming culture for all.  

The School of Sanctuary Award is a testament to the dedicated efforts of the entire learning and wider community at Shireland Collegiate Academy, including teachers, staff, parents, governors and community groups. Through their collective efforts, the Academy has demonstrated exemplary practice in creating and nurturing an environment where individuals feel valued, respected and supported.  

Moira Green, Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy, said: “We are incredibly honoured and proud to have received this award and to be recognised as a School of Sanctuary. 

“At Shireland Collegiate Academy, we believe that everyone here deserves to feel safe, valued, happy and supported and we are committed to upholding these principals in everything we do.” 

Becoming a School of Sanctuary is an achievement marked by intentional reflection and continuous improvement, with schools needing to meet set criteria before they can receive the award.  

Shireland Collegiate Academy embraced the process wholeheartedly, dedicating itself to learning, embedding, sharing and promoting the values of Schools of Sanctuary across its community. 

Upon the Academy receiving the award, a lead verifier from City of Sanctuary UK commented: “It was a pleasure to visit this morning, and I for one was quite overwhelmed by the logistical challenges you have overcome.  

“Everything you showed us was so impressive, and the award is well deserved.” 

Shireland Collegiate Academy joins a growing network of over 680 primary and secondary schools, nurseries and sixth forms committed to creating a culture of welcome, understanding and belonging for those who may be seeking safety from their unique circumstances.  

As the Academy celebrates this amazing accomplishment, it reaffirms its commitment to the City of Sanctuary Vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all. Through ongoing initiatives and partnerships, including Schools of Sanctuary, Shireland Collegiate Academy will continue to play a vital role in building a more inclusive and compassionate society for all.  

Learn more about Schools of Sanctuary, visit the City of Sancturary website. 


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