Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

“We live our lives like Jesus”

Portsmouth: City of Sanctuary

'Every stranger who knocks on our door is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ,' Pope Francis.



By fostering a safe and welcoming school for new arrivals, we embody the example of Jesus, showing that we respect, love, and support each individual as He did. This commitment helps us create and nurture an inclusive, supportive, and diverse community, where everyone feels valued and accepted. We embrace diversity, ensuring that every student, regardless of their background, experiences a sense of belonging and security. In doing so, we not only live out our mission but also build a community that reflects the inclusive and loving nature of Jesus.


As a school, we are working with Portsmouth City of Sanctuary to build on the work we do in welcoming and supporting families and are working towards becoming a recognised 'School of Sanctuary'. 




If you would like to know more, or would like to ask for help please speak to Mrs Comerford or Miss Clark.



“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.”