Contact Details

The Devonshire Hill Nursery & Primary School
Weir Hall Road
N17 8LB

Tel: 020 8808 2053

Key Contacts

Headteacher: Julie D’Abreu
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rachel Bates
SENDCo: Rachel Bates
Enquiries: Sylvia Chambers

UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold Award

We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold School!

UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold Award

We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold School!

In February 2024, Welbourne Primary School was reaccredited with the prestigious UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Gold Award.

Welbourne Primary School is the only school in Haringey to be awarded the prestigious Gold Award by UNICEF’s UK 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. There are over 400 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have received Gold.

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. In her report, assessor Isobel Mitchell explained ‘It was evident that children’s rights are embedded across the school and underpin every facet of school life.’

She continued to explain strengths of the school that included:

  • ‘Very articulate children who demonstrated good knowledge and understanding of rights.
  • A strong commitment to children’s rights and to RRSA from leaders of all levels, including children, tied into the vision and values of the school. Quality training and support for staff has been sustained.
  • Rights learning is embedded across all subject areas, ensuring all students receive a rich curriculum linked to articles of the CRC.
  • Relationships based on mutual respect and kindness. Learning about rights is clearly affecting relationships in a positive way.
  • A caring and nurturing ethos where children feel valued and listened to.’

All at Welbourne are extremely proud to receive the award and we thank everyone in our community that make us who we are.

About the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award

UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Their Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as their guide, UNICEF with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. 1.6 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and more than 4,500 schools up and down the country are working towards the Award.


UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

UNICEF UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and we lobby and campaign to keep children safe. UNICEF UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK. For more information please visit