Six schools have achieved the Manchester Inclusion Standard which recognises the innovative work they do to ensure that all pupils in school are able to participate fully in the school’s activities.
The latest schools to be awarded the standard are: Parrs Wood High, The Barlow RC High, Sandilands Primary, St Wilfrid's Primary Northenden, St Richards Primary Longsight, and St Andrews CE Primary Levenshulme.
Each of the schools has spent the last few months working towards achieving the standard, which is the Council's own kite mark of inclusion and is only awarded when schools can demonstrate that they are properly inclusive of all pupils.
Councillor Sheila Newman, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Children's Services, said: "Each of the schools has worked really hard to ensure that its pupils have access to the whole curriculum and to all of the other opportunities it provides.
"The Manchester Inclusion Standard is making a real impact in schools and through their work towards achieving the Standard we can really see that schools across the city are making good progress on improving outcomes for all children.
"Most importantly perhaps they are talking to children and young people and asking them what they feel about their school experience and then taking action in school based on this to improve things further."
Pupils from the 6 schools came into the Town Hall to receive their award just before schools broke up for summer.
Around 100 schools in the city have now achieved the Manchester Inclusion Standard.
Jane Lemon, tel: 0161 234 3179