Jack Petchey is one of the UK's most successful businessmen. Born in East London in July 1925, Jack came from a working class background with very few advantages. From an early age he showed the entrepreneurial skills that have aided his success.
About The Foundation
Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.
JACK PETCHY AT ASHMOLE
How it works:
Each Term students and teachers nominate a student who they feel has made a significant achievement either in relation to own progress, contribution to the school or wider community.
The nominations are then discussed in School Council meetings.
The successful student is awarded £200 to be used within the school.
Each year students and staff can also nominate a staff member who they feel has contributed more towards the school.