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Welcome from the Principal

Samantha williamson ma principal photoIt gives me great pleasure to lead Merchants’ Academy. We take pride in welcoming students and supporting them in order for them to grow and thrive.

Merchants’ Academy provides a unique opportunity for students in Bristol to join a school from Reception through to the age of 18. In addition to those who progress into the Secondary from our own Primary, we welcome students every year from many primary schools across the city and whilst students from our primary have an understanding of our vision and ethos, the pastoral team work with all incoming students to ensure that there is a clarity for all with respect to both our expectations and our vision.

Our successful MA.16. is rapidly growing and our Sixth Form students are ambassadors for the Academy community.

Merchants’ Academy welcomes the encouragement, challenge and guidance of our governors and our sponsors. It is an immense privilege to be sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol and this support contributes to ensuring that our students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. I do hope you enjoy exploring our Academy further and would welcome you to visit us to learn more.

Samantha Williamson