Rights Respecting School

What is the Rights Respecting Schools award?

At Ashbury Meadow Primary School we are working towards achieving Unicef’s Rights Respecting Schools Award. The Right Respecting Schools Award recognises that the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) is at the heart of everything that a school does. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation and at Ashbury Meadow we have adopted these values to underpin our school values and ethos. Throughout the year we will be promoting these values through our everyday teaching, assemblies and various events, so please stay posted! We are looking forward to you joining us on our Rights Respecting journey.


Silver Award: Rights Aware

Ashbury Meadow has been awarded its Silver Rights Respecting School Award in June 2018. This shows a continued commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and that it under pins all aspects of school life.

Please keep up to date with our Rights Respecting news on the school website as we work towards the next part of the award (Gold) and well done to our Rights Respecting Team!


Bronze Award: Recognition of Commitment

Ashbury Meadow achieved the first part of the Rights Respecting Schools award from Unicef in September 2017; the Recognition of Commitment (ROC). We have shown that, as a school, we have a plan in place to become Rights Respecting and that children and adults are developing a whole school Rights Respecting approach.


Our Rights Respecting Team

At Ashbury Meadow, we have ambassadors who work hard to help others in the school learn all about the important work of Unicef and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our ambassadors are selected from Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 and over the course of the year will be participating in Rights Respecting assemblies and raising awareness of UNICEF.


If you would like any more information see Rights Respecting Schools award or download our Rights Respecting School information leaflet.

Ashbury Meadow has just created their first Playground Charters. This were chosen after a whole school discussion and vote. The following articles are important to the pupils at Ashbury Meadow;

Article 2

We have the right to play without discrimination, so that no child is picked on or bullied for any reason.

Article 15

We can choose who to play with and if we see someone by themselves we can ask them to play.

Article 24

We have the right to fresh water, a clean and safe environment and first aid if we hurt ourselves.

Article 31

We have the right to play and join in games and also just rest quietly when we want to.



To celebrate 30 years of the Convention of the Rights of the Child with Unicef, Ashbury Meadow and 20 other Rights Respecting Schools that form Manchester’s first primary school Pupil Parliament took part in a Rights March around Manchester City Centre. 

This marks the end of a year long journey from forming the Pupil Parliament, to choosing their global goal then learning how to write a powerful campaign speech and even a trip down to look around the Houses of Parliament in London.

We are all very proud of how well our Rights Team have done in their campaigning journey to try and change the world.



During these uncertain COVID times where social distancing is mandatory, Rights Respecting assemblies have been taking place over Zoom every Thursday.

Each class gets the opprtunity to discuss and answer qestions on the Right of the Week. 

These has been a great success with pupils looking forward to the assembly each week.


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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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