The Jack Petchey Foundation Award Scheme


CCHS is a proud gold award member of the Jack Petchey Foundation award scheme. This means we are able to recognise the work and contributions of our students. We choose to think of this as learning through action, and we focus on nominating students who make a significant contribution to the local and/or global community. Being involved in this scheme also allows us to recognise the exceptional work of our staff, who work with students beyond the classroom, through the Jack Petchey Leader Award. The Jack Petchey Foundation was established 1999.

Jack Petchey Foundation Vision

“Our vision is of a world where young people have high aspirations; the opportunity to develop their potential; the chance to be architects of their own future; to play a full part in society and to be valued and recognised for the positive things they achieve.”

Jack Petchey Foundation Mission

“To enable young people (aged 11 – 25 years in London and Essex), to achieve their potential by inspiring, investing in, developing and promoting activities that increase their personal, social, emotional and physical development.”

Jack Petchey Foundation Values

The Jack Petchey Foundation draws on the ideology, vision and values of its Patron Sir Jack Petchey CBE who epitomises the saying: “If you think you can, you can!”

The Foundation seeks to:

  • inspire and raise the aspirations of young people
  • affirm, reward and celebrate achievement
  • value young people and those who work with them, advocating their views and putting young peoples’ voice at the centre of our work
  • develop young peoples’ confidence, motivating them to take on new challenges and to believe in themselves
  • be positive and promote a positive perspective on life
  • be inclusive, working at grass roots and building communities
  • promote a culture of ‘giving something back’
  • strive for excellence in our work.

To learn more about the work of the Jack Petchey Foundation, please follow the link below:

Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge!

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is a programme managed and delivered by Speakers Trust, the UK’s leading public speaking organisation and is supported and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. Our aim is to amplify young people’s voices by building confidence, developing skills and creating platforms for young people to share their stories and ideas to empower not only themselves but each other. In this way, we champion effective, positive communication to use in education, employability and social change.

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! gives free communication skills training to Year 10 students in every state school in London and Essex.

In December 2021, one of our own Year 11 students won the grand final of the Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! competition in London from 75,000 entrants!