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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  


Sixth Form Administrator Yasmin Ryder

Medical Welfare Officer Jenny Templar

Student Services & Resources Assistant Allison Gibert

SENCO Zoe Napier


Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

Principal Samantha Williamson

Head of Primary Julie Hearn

Vice Principal Vicki Starkie

Vice Principal Rob Williams

Assistant Vice Principal Lisa Bannister

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

Assistant Vice Principal Bridget Chida

Assistant Vice Principal
and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joanna Ford

Assistant Vice Principal Louise Milne

Assistant Vice Principal Bianca Ramsden

Assistant Vice Principal Will Rogers


Raising Standards Leaders (RSL)

English Louise Milne

Mathematics Bridget Chida


Jo Smith

Humanities Anthony Crocker

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Katy Hill

Art & Design Katy Ford

Design & Technology

Sharon Dorling

ICT and Business

Stacey Webster

Physical Education & Performing Arts

Paul Reed


Primary Phase Leaders



Jenny Pink

Phase 1

Harry Clarke

Heads of Learning (HoL)

Year 7

Lorraine O'Connor

Year 8

Stacey Pearson

Year 9

Sian Hook

Year 10 Anabel Flamank

Year 11

Hayley Mills


Assistant Heads of Learning (ASHoL)

Year 7

Neil Hook

Year 8

Caroline Milkins

Year 9

Natalie Parratt

Year 10

Rachel Pearson

Year 11

Joe Cole


Heads of House (HoH)


Rachel Pearson

Hollie Fawcett


Ore Olaniyan


Joe Cole