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: independence, curiosity, resilience, honesty, integrity, respect and common sense, along with awards for leadership and team spirit. Students are nominated by their peers and 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 £200 to spend on a department of their choice. So far this year, a student has spent their prize money on a tapas meal for her A level Spanish class to enrich the curriculum and we hope to have some more equipment for the netball team shortly.

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

  • Entrants must be aged 11-25
  • You can only win the award ONCE during your school life
  • We ask for nominations between September - May
  • September and April are for teacher nominations only, every other month is for student nominations.