Jack Petchey Foundation

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 £118million to schools, clubs and projects that benefit young people in London and Essex.

At Moulsham High School, we run the Gold Achievement Award, 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

Date Name Year Categories
January 2018 Aaron B Year 11 For his work with the Little Edi Foundation
February 2018 Rhianna B Year 11 For her outstanding work in Food Technology
March 2018 Ashley R Year 11 For his work with the Respect project and speaking about this at the Rotary Club
April 2018 Jack P Year 11 For his commitment to his education and the welfare of other students
May 2018 Evie S Year 12 For her commitment to the Food Tech department
June 2018 Subin S Year 13 For his contribution to the Science Outreach Programme
September 2018 Alicia J Year 8 For demonstrating strength of character
October 2018 Ella H Year 7 For overcoming her initial concerns about her new school
November 2018 Ella S Year 8 For being a kind and considerate friend

2018 Award Evening

"On 8th October, 7 students from Moulsham were lucky enough to attend the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards for Maldon and Chelmsford. The ceremony took place at the Civic Theatre where we were awarded with a winner’s medallion and took several photos on stage with the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Yvonne Spence.

"Prior to this we had the opportunity to spend our £250 award in school, in any department of our choice. I decided to spend my award in History and I bought several images that portray scenes from the American History syllabus. Another winner, Alex, used his money for funding PE equipment for everyone to use as he volunteered to coach the rugby team.

"At the ceremony there were 19 schools and clubs, all of which included honourable individuals and volunteers. When our names were called we each made our way up onto the stage while the compere made a short speech about our achievements. We could see the proud faces of our families and friends who were cheering and clapping. This made all our hard work and dedication worthwhile. It was a wonderful experience and it is safe to say that we all felt privileged to attend."

Evie S, Year 13