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Moulsham High School

Jack Petchey Foundation


Jack 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.


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Award Winners


September 2020Aston V Year 13Outstanding ambassador for the school
October 2020Kaylee MYear 11For dedication to learning during lockdown
November 2020Emily PYear 9

For her admirable work ethic during lockdown

January 2021Molly KYear 10For strength of character during lockdown
February 2021Elliott YYear 10For his outstanding work during lockdown
March 2021Jack GYear 13Outstanding ambassador for the school
April 2021Zara SYear 8For her outstanding work in English
May 2021Sam CYear 10For her outstanding work in History
June 2021Rosa MYear 11For her dedication to Food Tech


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937