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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 Rebecca Roberts

Attendance Officer Helen Starr

Sixth Form Administrator Stacey Hughes

Medical Welfare Officer Jenny Templar

Student Services & Resources Assistant

Allison Gibert

Laura Crocker

Young Carers

Kelsey Powell

Jessica Stone

SENCO Antoinette Stephens-Wood


Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

Principal Samantha Williamson

Head of Primary Stuart Woodburn

Vice Principal - Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead Vicki Starkie

Vice Principal Rob Williams

Assistant Vice Principal Lisa Bannister

Assistant Vice Principal Bianca Ramsden

Assistant Vice Principal Bridget Chida

Assistant Vice Principal
and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joanna Ford

Assistant Vice Principal Joseph Unwin
Assistant Vice Principal - Sixth Form Designated Safeguarding Lead Andrew Marshall-Aherne


Raising Standards Leaders (RSL)

English Joseph Unwin

Mathematics Bridget Chida


Andrew Marshall-Aherne

Humanities Anthony Crocker

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Katy Reeves
Art & Design Katy Ford

Design & Technology

Samantha McKean

ICT and Business

Stacey Webster

Physical Education 

Paul Reed

Performing Arts

Richard Naylor


Primary Phase Leaders



Jenny Pink

Phase 1

Harry Clarke

Heads of Learning (HoL)

Year 7

Anabel Flamank

Year 8

Hayley Mills

Year 9

Joe Cole

Year 10

Rachel Pearson

Year 11

Sian Hook

Post 16

Gareth Bryan