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Key Contacts


Merchants' Academy Primary

Withywood Road
BS13 9AX

0117 301 0805
Merchants' Academy Secondary

Gatehouse Avenue
BS13 9AJ

0117 301 5000
General Enquiries


PA to Principal

Catherine Bateman

PA to Head of Primary Suzanne Bull

Attendance Officer Helene Scott

Sixth Form Administrator Laura Madams

Medical Welfare Officer Jenny Templar

Student Services & Resources Assistant Allison Gibert

SENCO Zoe Napier


Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

Principal Nick Short

Head of Primary Julie Hearn

Vice Principal Mike Randall

Vice Principal Vicki Starkie

Assistant Vice Principal Lisa Bannister

Acting Assistant Vice Principal (Acting Director of Sixth Form) Ivor Brittan

Assistant Vice Principal (Director of Sixth Form) Katey Dowdeswell

Assistant Vice Principal

(Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Joanna Ford

Assistant Vice Principal Deb Johnson

Acting Assistant Vice Principal Louise Milne

Assistant Vice Principal Bianca Ramsden

Assistant Vice Principal Will Rogers


Raising Standards Leaders (RSL)

English Louise Milne

Mathematics Louise Milne


Jo Smith

Humanities Andrew Ballantine

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Katy Hill

Art & Design Amanda Clayton

Design & Technology

Sharon Dorling

ICT and Business

Stacey Webster

Physical Education & Performing Arts

Paul Reed


Heads of Learning (HoL)

Year 7

Sharon Mitchell

Year 8

Joanna Doel

Year 9 Annabel Flamank

Year 10

Hayley Mills

Year 11

Lorraine O'Connor


Heads of House (HoH)


Rachel Pearson

Hollie Fawcett


Alice Wills


Joe Cole