Rights Respecting School Council

We are proud to be working towards our Bronze award as a  ‘Rights Respecting School’.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

Our Mascot

Here is ‘Richard the Rights Respecting Koala’. He was designed by Molly Thomas who won a competition to design Abbey Primary’s Rights Respecting Mascot.


We are the ‘Rights Respecting School Council’. We meet on a regular basis to ensure that children’s rights are respected in our school. We are also the voice of the school and work closely with staff and pupils to make our school a better place!

 (‘Article 12 of the UNCRC – your right to be listened to and have your opinion respected’).  

Want to find out more about the UNCRC and children’s rights? Why not ask us, or click on the links below to access more information!

What is the UNCRC?

Children’s Rights in Wales

UNICEF – Let’s Get It Right

A List of Children’s Rights