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Jack Petchey Awards






The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex by providing exciting projects and programmes for them to get involved in. We also recognise the outstanding achievements of today’s young people by awarding them for their hard work and positive impact in their community.

Sir Jack Petchey CBE set up the Foundation to encourage young people in London and Essex to work hard and reach their full potential. He believes each and every young person should be given the chance to achieve. As he always says; “If you think you can, you can!”

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail.


The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.

Sir Jack Petchey CBE


Awards mean different things to different people. The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player. Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £250 grant to benefit their school or organisation.

The James Hornsby School has four Jack Petchey Ambassadors, one for each college. These previous winners will present the award to this year’s winners and celebrate their achievements in the College Google Classroom and in school. In addition, all students submitted a nomination for the Leader Award – this is the adult who inspires them to believe in themselves. Our winners can be seen below along with our four ambassadors.



Month Student
September 2020 Aleisha Prince (Discovery)
October 2020 Chloe Sanders (Atlantis)
November 2020 Freddy Marshall
January 2021 Amber Webster (Atlantis)
February 2021 Briony Carter (Discovery)

Congratulations to all award winners!


Winner of the National Community Award - Harry Nicholas


Jack Petchey Ambassadors 2020-2021 with Leader Award Winner  (Mr Birkitt)


Sir Jack Petchey