The Jack Petchey Foundation was established by the successful East London entrepreneur, Jack Petchey, in 1999. It is a young, progressive grant making Trust based in Ilford, Essex.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award enables schools to recognise the effort, endeavour and achievement of young people in a practical and positive way and offers a grant to the young person to use towards a school based cause of their choice.
Within Hylands the awards procedure is coordinated by a 6th Form student. Both staff and students are invited to make nominations for the award.
Each month the nominations are considered by a selected panel of students from all year groups, and winners are chosen.