Here at Norham High School, we strive for inclusion, celebrate diversity and we aim to ensure our students leave our school with a greater understanding of the world around them. 

As part of this commitment, Norham High is currently working towards achieving recognition as a ‘School of Sanctuary’

Working alongside North Tyneside Learning Trust and North Tyneside charity ‘Walking With, we are hopeful Norham will gain School of Sanctuary Status by July 2023.

We will keep you updated on our progress!

If you have any questions or would like to support our student-led School of Sanctuary Committee, please contact Ms Griffiths, Faculty Lead of Language and Ethical Studies via email:

 What is a School of Sanctuary?

Why become a School of Sanctuary?

Earlier this year, Norham High signed the following pledge to show our commitment to achieving School of Sanctuary Status:

“We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).

We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists, and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.