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Canons High School

Jack Petchey Student Achievement Awards for Summer 2024

Canons High has been working with the Jack Petchey Foundation for many, many years now.  For the school year 2023/24 we will be awarding...  

3 Student Achievement Awards each term.

Winning students each receive a certificate, badge, medal, £250 to spend on something exciting for their school, and an invite to the glitzy annual Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony, held at a local theatre. 

1 Staff Leader Award each year.

The single winning member of staff receives all the above, but a larger cash sum to spend on something special for the students and school.



This Summer Term 2024's Student Achievement winners are...

Sebastian B  (8R)

Sebastian has shown excelling work in all his subjects and shown GREATNESS for being exemplary and outstanding student. Sebastian has a  positive attitude towards learning and has been seen by all his teachers  giving wonderful contributions in  all his lessons.  Sebastian completes all the tasks and extension work going beyond. An excellent role model who consistently showcasing the best of our school values. Well done and keep this up.


Aryan B  (9I)

Excellent throughout the year, highest achiever! Always striving for excellence. Aryan works above and beyond and is seen as an excellent role model by his class and year group. Well done Aryan for working hard and being so supportive and helpful to all your friends.

Cristian V  (12G)

Cristian has helped his peers and has been very supportive helping his year group to reduce  high stress levels especially during exams. Cristian is the assistant head student and leader of prefects, he has helped multiple students all across sixth form with great support and advice, helping them to be more confident in their abilities, resulting in better world views and more resilient and applicable personas. Cristian had major surgery which would negatively effect most peoples mental health, but despite this he is always positive, energetic, and keeps others smiling too.


Sebastian, Aaryan & Cristian




This Academic Year's Leadership Award is won by...

Ms A Kunaseelan


Her nomination statements included...

"Ms Kunaseelan is very good form tutor and helps students individually. She is an amazing teacher and a great role model. She always makes the best out of everything; she is kind, funny, hardworking and helps us when we need it".

"She has been giving us support and helping us. She is a great teacher she help a lot of people and a good teacher."

"She pushes us to do better. Ms Kunaseelan goes above and beyond to supply us with revision material. She also has taken time outside school hours to answer questions and supports in learning. Outside of learning she always makes an effort to get to know her students in a professional manner."











 Who is

Jack Petchey?

Sir Jack is an incredible inspiration to everyone who works at the Foundation. Even at 98* he takes an active interest in the running of the charity, as do the rest of his family who share his vision.

He was born into a working class family in the poorer East End of London in 1925, left school at 13 and then joined the Navy in 1943 as World War II raged. After leaving the Navy, he began working as a clerk for a solicitor’s firm. He applied for management training but was told he would never make a businessman.

Instead of giving up, Sir Jack used the £39 he was given from the Navy to buy a second hand car and started a small taxi business. Through hard work and innovative thinking, he proved them wrong and built a multi-million-pound empire.

Sir Jack’s experiences led to his passion to increase young peoples’ aspirations by rewarding their achievements.

In 2016, Sir Jack received his knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his many years of charitable work.

*he'll be 99 in July 2024


“Some people say I’ve been lucky, but a lot of success is about having courage to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities."