Rights Respecting School

Article 28: Children and young people have the right to education.  

Mountain Lane Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK. We are currently working towards achieving our Bronze Award and becoming 'Rights Committed'.


Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. Children have 42 rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. These 42 rights give children and young people what they need to grow up happily, healthily and safely. Mountain Lane pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.


We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through the questions & answers that are attached. You may also find out more information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child