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Key Contacts


Merchants' Academy Primary

Hareclive Road



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 Hayley Mills Jenny Templar

Sendco Primary Nicky Burbridge


Acting Sendco Secondary Bianca Ramsden 


Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

Executive Principal Samantha Williamson

Head of Primary Stuart Woodburn

Head of Secondary Designated Safeguarding Lead Vicki Starkie

Vice Principal Rob Williams

Assistant Vice Principal Lisa Bannister

Assistant Vice Principal Nicola Burbridge
Assistant Vice Principal Bianca Ramsden

Assistant Vice Principal Bridget Chida

Assistant Vice Principal Joseph Unwin
Assistant Vice Principal  Gareth Bryan



English Joseph Unwin

Mathematics Bridget Chida


Lori Jackson


Jane Grayston


Vicky Hinde-Taylor

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

Kerry Stallon


Primary Phase Leaders



Jenny Pink

Phase 1

Harry Clarke

Heads of Learning (HoL)

Year 7

Stacey Pearson

Year 8

Sian Hook

Year 9

Tom Brisley
Year 10

Hayley Mills

Year 11

Joe Cole 

Post 16

Dale Rowe