Rights Respecting School

Avon House Preparatory School has been working hard with the RRS Council to ensure that the UN convention of the rights of a child has been promoted through the school’s community and that promoting the rights of a child is showing a positive impact upon the pupils. The rights of a child has been embedded through teaching and learning, planning and in the schools policies and ethos to ensure that the pupils are beginning to become aware they are rights respecting global citizens. The RRS council are now working towards achieving gold.

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Rights Respecting School Award recognises achievement in incorporating the Convention into a school’s planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School teaches child rights and models rights and respect in all its relationships – between teacher/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

Avon House Preparatory School is proud to be a Rights Respecting School. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the rights to express their views in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. Our Rights Respecting School Council (RRS Council) is working to ensure every member of our school community is aware of the UNCRC articles and of children’s rights.

Our School has been granted by Unicef UK that they have shown good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos.

View the Summary of the UN Convention below

RRS Council members this year are:

  • Year 2 – Josephine and Saara
  • Year 3 – Ali and Elyjah
  • Year 4 – Lara and Oskar
  • Year 5 – Merry and Rayya
  • Year 6 – Araya and Rose

Article of the Month

  • September: Article 12 – Respect for the views of the child
  • October: Article 24 – Health and health services
  • November: Article 28 – The right to education
  • December: Article 14 – Freedom of thought, belief and religion
  • January: Article 19 – Protection from violence, abuse and neglect
  • February: Article 23 – Children with disabilities
  • March: Article 2 – Non-discrimination
  • April: Article 15 – Freedom of association
  • May: Article 30 – Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion
  • June: Article 17 – Access to information
  • July: Article 29 – Goals of education


We are thrilled to announce that our Year 6 cohort have produced an incredible set of 11+ results for this academic year.