The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme recognises outstanding young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.

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.

Each year, circa 12,000 Achievement Award winners are recognised and £3.5m is invested through the Achievement Award scheme.

Jack Petchey Awards Night 2022 Photo Gallery

CPA Jack Petchey Winners

Leonie, Year 10 (January 23) 

Leonie won the Jack Petchey Award in January for Year 10. Leonie’s greatest achievement has been in her communication. Throughout her cognition, fine motor, sensory and communication sessions she is able to pick from photocards what she would like to do. She is using pointing to communicate her needs and can wave her hand if the object chosen is not the one she desired. Her vocalisations have become more distinctive as she uses intonation to differentiate her mood. 

Danny, Year 9 (November 2022)

For his ability to regulate himself each day and participate in his learning. This has enabled Danny to be able to participate in a wider range of school and community experiences.

Nneoma, Year 9 (October 2022)

For her independence and communication skills. Nneoma is greeting staff on arrival, making requests and organising herself during the day.

Abby, Year 14 (September 22)

For her communication progress using an eyegaze communication aid and core words board to make requests and tell adults what she wants.

Danny (June 2022)

For his determination, resilience and communication. He uses Eye gaze to commute with peers and adults and represented Charlton Park at Communication Works North in Manchester.

Frankie (May 2022)

For developing self-regulation skills, progress in her learning and independence within work tasks.

Aaron (April 2022)

For developing skills in understanding his emotions and positive responses to his feelings, recognising his need for a break for regulation time.

Selin (March 2022)

For working hard and developing her purposeful communication skills at school and home through vocalisations and eye blinking.

Marvin (February 2022)

For his progress in interacting with his peers, expressing himself and independent work tasks.

Marco (January 2022)

For making excellent progress with his communication skills and engagement in lessons, using more purposeful vocalisations and facial expressions with familiar adults around him.

Fabian (December 2021)

For amazing academic progress, developing confidence with communication and taking responsibility for his physio programme.

Harvey (November 2021)

For huge improvement in attendance and positive attitude to work.

Chloe (October 2021)

Developing maturity, supporting students in class and developing resilience to her own emotions when dealing with challenging life situations