Jack Petchey Achievement Award
Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. Each month, pupils, teachers and support staff can nominate a student who they think has done something special, either in or outside of school, in recognition of exceptional achievement in a variety of different areas. In addition to a badge, certificate and acknowledgement of their accomplishments, students who receive a Jack Petchey award gain £250 to spend within the school as they choose.
Achievement Awards are designed to recognise a wide range of achievement – it is not just about academically able, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing their best.
Selecting Our Winners
Awards are for individuals only, no group or joint awards can be made.
Students must be involved in nominating and selecting winners, but staff, parents, volunteers can also get involved!
Once a year, schools and colleges are required to attend a prestigious borough-wide celebration event where winners receive a special medallion. Award winners, their families, friends and staff are invited to attend - it’s a great celebration!
Keep an eye out on our website for dates of future Celebration Events.
Spending the Money
The winner decides how the £250 is spent. The money must be used for the benefit of a group of young people and not an individual and should be spent within the school.
This year the celebration event took place at Islington Assembly Hall and was an opportunity for the borough to come together to celebrate the success of their winners. On 15th January 2019, all nine of last year’s winners gathered to take part in the celebration ceremony. They were welcomed onto the stage with loud applause and received their medals from the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Dave Poyser.