Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to support young people aged 11-25 through programmes in schools and youth organisations. Since its formation over £65 million has been distributed.  The aim of the charity is to support projects to enable young people to achieve their potential and contribute to society.  Almost 2000 schools and clubs in London and Essex currently participate in the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. Through this programme the achievements of over 70,000 young people have been recognised and rewarded through our Achievement Award Scheme.

See www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk for more information.

The Helena Romanes School is able to elect an award winner once a month (apart from December, July and August). Recipients of the award do not have to be best at sport, work or anything else, but they must have contributed to the school or local community in a significant way. Equally, Achievement Award Winners can be recognised for personal developments and positive personality traits.

Achievement Award Winners will receive:

  • A framed photograph
  • A pin badge
  • A boxed medallion
  • £250 to be spent on a school/community  project of their choice

Nominations can be made by students, parents or teachers on the specified yellow forms which can be found with the nomination boxes (one in the staff room and one in student reception) or collected from the main office.  A copy of the form can be viewed at the bottom of this page. All nominations for each month will go to Student Voice meeting on a monthly basis for them to discuss and decide who the winner will be.

For information regarding recent winners see below:

October 2019
Congratulations to Kaciee Manning who was nominated for a Jack Petchey Award by Mrs Atkinson who said: “I have nominated Kaciee, as despite the challenges that she has faced in the past and her continuing challenging situation, she has returned to school with new determination and dedication towards her education.  Kaciee has become a role model for other students and is trying to guide them towards a more positive attitude to their time at HRS. Kaciee’s commitment towards her time in year 10 has been outstanding, this has been noticed by many members of staff, she has to be congratulated for her efforts this academic year”.  Kaciee has nominated the PLC to receive the £250 contribution.

September 2019
Congratulations to Edward Lodge who was nominated for a Jack Petchey Award by Mrs Frasi on behalf of the Extended Learning department. Edward was nominated for the award because he is a conscientious, hard-working, enthusiastic and motivated student with an extremely positive attitude to learning.  He is also polite, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with.  Edward’s £250 award money will be used in the Extended Learning department.

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