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 2019 Katie P Year 13 For outstanding work in Art.
February 2019 George R Year 9 For his outstanding work ethic.
March 2019 Jacob W Year 8 For supporting other students.
April 2019 Sarah W Year 7 For signing solo at the Christmas Carol Concert.
May 2019 Katy M Year 12 For her outstanding work in German.
June 2019 Olivia A Year 13 For her dedication to her studies.
September 2019 Ellie D Year 12 For her commitment to the Food Tech department.
October 2019 Oli W Year 11 For his work with the Little Edi Foundation.
November 2019 Flo M Year 11 For her dedication to environmental issues.

Jack Petchey Achievement Awards, 2019

On 7th October, 7 student award winners and 1 leader award winner 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 a winner’s medallion in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Janette Potter and an audience of our family and friends.

We had all been awarded £250 to spend in school, in any department of our choice. This year the award money was used to buy so many resources for our school including dictionaries, whiteboards, art supplies, microphones and books.

Schools and clubs from all over Chelmsford and Maldon attended the ceremony and we were entertained by performers from local schools. The event was enthusiastically hosted by Lee Thompson. He made us laugh with jokes and encouraged us to applaud from the first to the last winner. He also helped us feel less nervous about going on stage in front of everyone. We were all invited on to the stage where Police Chief Inspector Parker presented us with our Jack Petchey medallion.  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.

Alicia, Year 9