Jack Petchey Achievement Award

Jack Petchey CBE is a businessman, who has spent many years recognising and supporting the work of young people across the south east of England. Born and brought up in the East End of London Jack Petchey set up the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme in order to celebrate the work of students and others who have made a real difference to their school communities.

At WHSG we recognise students who have shown excellence in one our school values: Curiosity, compassion, courage, fellowship, integrity, self-belief, respect, conscientiousness and resilience. Students are nominated by their peers and then selected by the School Council. Each successful award winner receives a certificate and pin badge in an end of term Celebration Assembly. They also have £250 to spend on a department of their choice. So far this year money has been spent on new Chamber Choir uniforms, a music department camcorder, library decorations and a range of equipment for more unusual sports.

  • Entrants must be aged 11-25
  • You can only win the award ONCE during your school life
  • We ask for nominations between September - May

Each year winners are also invited to receive a medallion at the Borough Awards Evening, attended by the Mayor and other VIP guests.

 The photos below show some of our 2016-17 award winners at the event in February 2018 held at the Epsom Playhouse. 

  1. Megan Attrill 
  2. Ikjote Kandhola
  3. Gousela Sivagnanam
  4. Lakshaya Suthakaran
  5. Melane Thavakumar
  6. Tayyibah Ali

All our winners are photographed with distinguished guest Superintendent Mark Lawrence.