Jack Petchey

LogoJack Petchey is one of the UK's most successful businessmen.  Born in East London in July 1925, he came from a working class background with very few advantages.  From an early age he showed the entrepreneurial skills that have aided his success.

In 1999 he set up the Jack Petchey Foundation as he wanted to give opportunities to young people in London.  Since then he has donated over £65million to schools, clubs and projects that benefit young people in London and Essex.

We run the Gold Achievement Award at Moulsham, which entitles us to 9 winners a year, each receiving £250.  The winner has the opportunity to spend his/her award anywhere he/she chooses within the school.  Monthly nominations can be made by any student or member of staff.  The nominations are considered by a student committee, composed of a representative from each year group.  The winner is presented with a framed certificate and a Jack Petchey badge, and his/her achievement is celebrated in assembly or Form.  Once a year the winners and their families are invited to a celebration evening at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, where all the winners from the district receive a Jack Petchey Medallion.

Nominations are chosen from the following categories and allow the school community to recognise effort, endeavour and achievement.

  • Academic Achievement

  • School Community Involvement

  • Outside Community Involvement

  • Outstanding Achievement in in Extra-Curricular Activity.

Visit www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk for more information.


Award Winners


January 2017

Bruno Russell

Year 11

For academic achievement in English.

February 2017

Rosie Hovell

Year 13

For dedication to the school community, especially charities and art.

March 2017

Zoaib Raja

Year 9

For academic achievement in science.

April 2017

Martha Naali

Year 12

For her outstanding contribution to the school community.

May 2017

Flora Bartolovics

Year 9

For her patience when helping at Homework club.

June 2017

Jodie White

Year 9

For outstanding art work and inspiring others to succeed.

September 2017

Keri-Ann Sargent

Year 12

For determination and excellent work ethic.

October 2017

Alex Watson

Year 12

For his contribution to school rugby.

November 2017


Elyas Ramjhon


Year 11

For being appointed assistant head boy and for his success in Air Cadets.


Jack Petchey Awards Evening at the Civic Theatre - Monday 16th October 2017

Long before the awards evening we were told that we had won the Jack Petchey Award and were presented with a certificate a badge and some papers detailing what the award is; why it is important and who Jack Petchey is. We also had been given £250 to be used in school on a department of our choice. Personally after having a vote in form I spent mine in Science on equipment to improve practical lessons.

The awards evening was held at the Civic Theatre. As I entered with my family, there was already a few people seated so they had started up the music- it was by no means traditional music but quite upbeat pop music, which I found quite annoying, however I don’t believe that was the general opinion of those who attended – in fact I believe they quite enjoyed it. The host was very amusing and continually made fun of himself, to which I admit to laughing. He honoured each and every student equally and had no bias towards and certain school or club.  We all walked on to the stage where a VIP from the local police presented us with our medallions.

What I found most entertaining and most inspiring was the performances of students from local schools. Not only were they absolutely stunning but they demonstrated what students were capable of which, in essence, is the whole point of the Jack Petchey award.

Now my medallion is proudly presented in the display cabinet, where it sometimes catches the light and reflects it onto the certificates, trinkets, bone china and awards around it.

Zoaib Raja, Year 10



Our 2016 – 2017 Winners celebrating their success with the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley.

    Jack Petchey 2017