A big poster showing that Avon House School is a Rights Respecting School

Rights Respecting School

We are delighted to announce that Avon House has been awarded Gold by UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School programme.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Gold is the highest accolade given by UNICEF UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
The accreditors recognised the following as particular strengths of our school:

• Children’s knowledge of rights – they were able to speak about rights confidently and articulately and were clear on the concepts of rights.
• The values of equality, diversity and inclusion underpin the life of the school and are lived on a day to day basis.
• Pupil voice in school life is strong with a number of mechanisms for listening to children used well.
Congratulations to the whole school community. We are very proud to have achieved GOLD and you can read the full report below .

RRS Council Chair – Easton

RRS Council Vice-Chair – Zoya

RRS Council members for 2023-2024 are:

  • Year 2 – Aanaya and Phoebe
  • Year 3 – Max and Amaya
  • Year 4 – Haya and Jumana
  • Year 5 – Josephine and Sophie
  • Year 6 – Isaac


Article of the Month

  • September: Article 12 – Respecting the views and opinions of the child
  • October: Articles 2, 12, 29, 30 – Non-discrimination, Children from minority or indigenous groups (Black History Month)
  • November: Article 24 – Health and a clean environment
  • December: Article 12 & 13 – Participation, freedom of expression
  • January: Article 2, 14 & 30 – Freedom of thought, belief and religion, non-discrimination (World Religion Day)
  • February: Article 16 & 17 – Access to information from the media, privacy (Safer Internet Day)
  • March: Article 6, 12 & 24 – Life, survival and development (Earth Hour)
  • April: Article 6 & 24 – Health and health services (World Immunisation Week)
  • May: Article 9 & 20 – Separation from families (Foster Care fortnight)
  • June: Article 10 & 22 – Family reunification/child refugees (World Refugee Day)
  • July: Article 24 & 28 – The right to an education and the balancing of rights

Our next Open Morning is taking place on Friday 24th May at 9am

Come and see our recently refurbished Early Years play area and hear the latest school news from our Head Teacher before being taken around the school by our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. To book your place please complete the form at the below: