Jack Petchey Foundation

The schJack petchey foundation logo colour with strapline copyool has been part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme since 2011. 

This is a reward and recognition scheme for schools and clubs to help celebrate the achievements of their students.  Look out for notices about when you can nominate a young person for the award this year!


The Process (or nomination)

At the start of each term, students, staff, parents/carers and governors are invited to nominate students for a Jack Petchey award.
Students can qualify for an award in a variety of ways, for example: improvement in a subject; performance in a lesson; kindness to others; work within an area of the school eg extra curricular clubs; supporting other students; improved effort attitude and many others!

What happens?

Once nominations are in, the School Council and, where appropriate, previous Jack Petchey winners, decide who the winner is. It is not a popularity competition and a student can only win one award in their school career.

What does the winner receive?

The winner receives: a framed certificate, a pin badge, and £200 to be spent on a school or community project of their choice. The other nominated students are given a small amount of money that they can spend within the school community.

How to nominate:

Nomination forms will be available from the LRC. Tutors also have copies and the form is available on the VLE for students. Parents/carers can download the form at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to nominate a student please download the form below and send it to jpawards@cheam.sutton.sch.uk

Recent winners:

E ashtonEmma - Year 13

Emma is the hardest working student in year 13. She does three practical A Level subjects and her work shows so much passion and creativity. She lives in the Textiles room in her free time and has been known to carry a mannequin around to complete work at home. Emma will always happily talk to the lower year groups about her work and has a can do attitude, as well as always smiling. She is a wonderful textiles student.  Emma was also nominated for her involvement in the school production. She is ambitious and works her hardest at everything she does. Furthermore, she found herself work experience on the set of 'The play that went wrong' on top of everything else she does for the school. She is truly a valuable member of the Cheam High School community and a role model to other students.  


D selvesDaniel - Year 10

Daniel is very highly regarded by all his science teachers.  He is described as an amazing student who is always positive and always willing to give things a go.  He goes above and beyond on a regular basis, helping out with a number of after-school clubs, including Escape Room Club and carrying out work on Duke of Edinburgh expedition equipment.  He was put forward for the Top of the Bench team in Chemistry and recently took part in the British Physics Olympiad challenge. For his Year 10 work experience, Daniel worked at Two Point Studios, a computer games development studio, owned by SEGA.  He tested games for most of the week, and found a number of previously unidentified bugs.  The most impressive aspect of the work experience was that he organised the whole thing himself, with absolutely no contacts via family or friends. He identified the field he wanted to work in, researched and wrote to potential companies, got a lot of rejections/no responses, but persisted in his enquiries!


N ivesNoah - Year 10

Noah goes above and beyond for the PE department. He is an excellent sports leader and gives up so much of his own time to help at after-school clubs. Last term he was always at cheerleading club setting up the equipment for the coach and helping to lead the session. He also helped out at trampolining club and worked with the students helping them to learn some new complex moves, such as pull overs and somersaults. He also assisted with the Cheam trampoline competition and was even a judge. Noah is normally helping out with a club every night after school, as well as attending his own sports clubs outside of school. He has assisted with many primary school sports events and been a strong leader running and organising the games. Noah has a passion for sports and is a role model for the younger students.


I oliverIndia - Year 9

India has such a positive attitude to education and especially in the Performing Arts department. India has started her GCSE Drama this year and since doing so has been working towards her Bronze Arts Award. India has also been involved in the whole school production of Mary Poppins Jr, attending two rehearsals per week. After Mary Poppins, India asked if she could get involved with the KS3 production of Alice in Wonderland and since doing so has become one of the assistant directors. India deserves the recognition for all she puts into the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.


K mcdermottKieran - Year 9

Kieran has been a fantastic student in ICT. He works diligently to learn new skills and doesn’t give up. In addition to his ICT lessons, he has also been participating in cybersecurity competitions as part of a team with other Year 9 students. Kieran is a team player and always works hard to support others in the cyber team. As part of the competitions, Kieran helps with setup and packing away computer equipment, including inserting or removing hard drives from the computers and all the networking equipment.  He is very skilled at this and does it without any help from others in the club. In Tutor Time, Kieran has volunteered to present our quiz answers to the Year Team and is not afraid to try new things. Outside of school he is actively involved in Scouting where he embraces every challenge. Recently Kieran has taken up water sports and has been spending his Saturdays, even in the cold, to becoming a more proficient paddler.​


F oneillFynn - Year 7

Fynn is exceptionally hard working. He built his own games controller for the Big Bang Competition entry (3D printed the case, built his own tilt sensor etc). He fits in the Crest award around his other extra-curricular commitments, largely completing the tasks in his own time and then updating his Science teacher on how he's doing. He has made posters for the Science classroom without being asked.  Fynn was also nominated for his work on the Autodesk Tinker CAD software, contributing towards his Science project. He is a regular attender at crochet club, having worked on a blanket, hat and lots of other things.  He is always polite, enthusiastic and a lovely, happy addition to the group. He seems to have endless energy and enjoyment in so many activities, we think he is highly deserving of an award. 

Fynn was also nominated for being an asset to the Performing Arts department. He actively participates in a selection of different extra-curricular activities, whether it’s taking a lead role as Michael in our whole school production of Mary Poppins Jr or attending Music Technology club every week. He continues to impress and show real commitment to Music and we look forward to seeing him progress through the school and inspire many more students each year!

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Jack Petchey Nomination Form 22nd Feb 2023 Download