School of Sanctuary

I am delighted to announce that, as of Wednesday 18th January 2023, St Saviour’s CofE Primary School has been officially recognised as a School of Sanctuary!
Along with one other primary school, we are joint in being the first School of Sanctuary in the borough of Waltham Forest and we are also currently one of only six Schools of Sanctuary in London. 

The application and appraisal process was rigorous and comprehensive and we are extremely proud to share the following  feedback from the appraisal team;

“During the meeting, appraisal team members were in awe of how articulate, thoughtful and engaged students were and how passionately they talked about what they had learnt and how they felt about their school. We were then hugely moved by the words of a parent, lived experience staff member and representative from a close local partner, whose testimonies clearly evidenced how they felt the school was a place of safety, warmth and comfort. All of them shared meaningful examples of how the school had gone out of their way to support them. Conversations with staff later made clear that these activities had involved buy-in from the entire wider school community and that their efforts had been reflective, purposeful and intentional. 

Overall, as an appraisal team we were hugely impressed by how the school has approached its sanctuary efforts by looking at both the experiences of the individual child and the big picture, far beyond the school gates, and how it has recognised that they must work to support welcome in both cases to truly contribute to building a culture of safety, belonging and compassion that supports everyone. 

As one appraisal team member mentioned, this has involved ‘no small amount of emotional, mental and physical effort and investment from so many different school staff’ but it is evident that this has clearly resulted in sanctuary being deeply grounded in the school ethos, culture and behaviours of staff and students. 

We wholly applaud and congratulate St Saviour’s for all they have achieved and are delighted to recognise them as a School of Sanctuary.”

I would like to thank you as a school community for your ongoing support and for the encouragement that you give to your children. Together, we are making a positive difference in our community and beyond and I look forward to what we will achieve in the future.


Yours faithfully,


Miss Cherry

Head of School

Reception 2024

Our Open Days are as follows:

Wednesday 4th October at 10.00am

Tuesday 14th November  at 6:00pm

Saturday 9th December at 11.00am

Thursday 11th January 2024 at 10:00am


We look forward to welcoming you to our school.