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School of Sanctuary

A School of Sanctuary is a space for those who need to leave their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space where they can feel safe.

As a School of Sanctuary, Scoil Bhríde is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that benefits everybody, including anyone in its community who is seeking sanctuary.


We help our students, staff, parents and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary, extend a welcome to everyone regardless of their status while also promoting pathways into Higher Education.


Schools play a crucial role in helping young people to make sense of the world, to become responsible citizens, to progress in education and to create positive change in their communities. The Schools of Sanctuary programme aims to empower students to cultivate their sense of belonging within education while enhancing their knowledge of pathways into Higher Education.


By being a School of Sanctuary, we are part of a grassroots network and growing movement across the UK and Ireland. The Schools of Sanctuary programme is a collaboration between NUI Galway Access Centre, the Places of Sanctuary Ireland and NUI Galway Access linked schools.

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