_______________The Jack Petchey Achievement Award


Sir Jack Petchey CBE is a wealthy philanthropist who, having received little benefit or encouragement in his formal education in East London, went on to become a self-made millionaire. His foundation is a grant-making trust based in Ilford, Essex, and has developed into one of the largest and most influential charitable foundations in London, channelling significant sums into schools, youth clubs and other organisations. It currently operates in 1600 secondary schools and youth clubs. Since 2000, over £124 million has been invested in programmes to benefit young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex

The Achievement Award Scheme enables schools to recognise the fact that many young people make really positive contributions to the school or their community.

Each term students select one student to receive an Achievement Award.
Awards must be spent on school or community based projects and are worth £200.
Nominations for the winner will come from the pupils, and are supported by their teachers.

November 2017 Winner

The monthly winner chooses which of the projects he/she would like to spend the money on. A student may only receive one award during their time at the school.  The winner receives a framed certificate, a Jack Petchey Young Achiever pin badge and £200 to be spent on a school or community project of their choice. All Achievement Award winners are expected to attend the annual Borough Presentation Ceremony to receive their medallions.

For more information about the Jack Petchey Foundation and their activities, please click here.



Pupil/StaffAwarded inAchievementSpending
February 2018This young man has made huge steps and overcome huge anxiety issues to transition into the mainstream for his art lessons. Which means he is now working with a range of peers in a wider setting. Being a keen artist he wanted his award to be spent on art equipment.
April 2018This young man had a difficult start, he lives in care and has been transitioned to several different setting in a relativity short time. This has caused him huge anxiety and worry, despite this he has had 100% attendance and is always full of enthusiasm.As he enjoys all sorts of activities, he asked to get thing to play with, in the playground.
November 2018This young man is a very shy young man, who struggles to find the confidence to communicate with his peers and adults alike. He is a very bright young man who has a lot to add to group work and activities. Over the last few months He has really started trying to engage with others and has overcome a lot, we are now starting to see things like his sense of humour shine though. He wanted things to do in the playground. He likes dates and time so we got equipment he could write on as well as exploration trays.
April 2019This young man started with us in September 2018. He has worked hard and is now traveling independently to and from school. He is having to change buses so is getting on 2 different buses to complete this journey. He wanted to take his classmates to the the London Eye as well as purchase a speaker for the playground in order to have music outside.
June 2019This young man has been nominated because he has started to travel independently to school. This is a huge achievement for him, as due to his open and friendly personality, he is a particularly vulnerable young person.He took his class to Diggerland and also bought refreshments for everyone.
November 2019
This young man has an amazing consistently positive attitude in school towards pupils, peers and staff. He is happy to do any jobs required of him and continues to be a positive role model for younger students and always shows the best side of school life for outside visitors. He decided to purchase a Arden Cheapest Trail Mens 26" Wheel Mountain Bike 21 Speed Small 16" Frame Black & Red and a : Cannon Powershot SX620 Camera bundle.
January 2020
Leader Award
Miss O'Keefe is a dedicated and selfless member of leadership who is enthusiastic, works hard and is beyond supportive. She has been an integral member of staff and has helped the school, the staff, the parents and more importantly the pupils in becoming the best they can be.