Refugees Welcome Schools

St Gabriel’s College, Lambeth – our first Refugee Welcome School.

Welcoming and caring for children and young people as soon as they arrive is an extremely important part of the resettlement. To this end we’d like as many schools as possible to sign up to become refugees welcome schools. This means making a commitment to plan and perform the following:

  • Prepare local students for the arrival of refugees
  • Make arriving children feel welcome and make integration as easy as possible with targeted English language programmes
  • Engage with the community to promote resettlement

Invitation to the Refugees Welcome Schools Summit


On Tuesday 21st June we’ll be having a summit for primary and secondary schools, hosted at Saint Gabriel’s College. If you’re interested in sending a delegation of one staff member and four pupils to discuss and share ideas about welcoming young refugees to the UK, please download the invitation below.

Summit Invitation

Encourage Your Local School to Join

If you’re interested in encouraging your local school to make this commitment you can download the pledge form below. Once they’ve committed please ask them to sign up as outlined in the section to the right.

Download the Refugees Welcome Schools Commitment
Download the Early Years Lesson Plan

Register a School

If you’re a head teacher or administrator at a school which has decided to make this commitment please click the link below to let us know.

Register Your School