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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

Merchants' Primary enquiries 


School Business Manager

Catherine Bateman

Senior Admin - Primary Rebecca Roberts

Attendance Officer Helen Worlock

Sixth Form Administrator Stacey Hughes

Medical Welfare Officer Jenny Templar

Student Services & Resources Assistant

Emma Kirkman

Young Carers Hayley Mills Jenny Templar

Sendco Primary Nicky Burbridge


Sendco Secondary Ellen Ashford-Kelleher



Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

Executive Principal Brendan Hesketh

Head of Primary Geeta Verrell

Interim Acting Head of Secondary  David Powell

Vice Principal - Secondary Quality of Education Rob Williams

Vice Principal - Primary Lisa Bannister

Assistant Vice Principal Nicola Burbridge
Vice Principal - Secondary  Bianca Ramsden

Assistant Vice Principal Bridget Chida

Assistant Vice Principal Joseph Unwin
Assistant Vice Principal  Gareth Bryan

Assistant Vice Principal

Katy Reeves
English Joseph Unwin

Mathematics Bridget Chida


Lori Jackson




Vicky Hinde-Taylor

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Flo Cotten
Art & Design  


Design & Technology

Samantha McKean

ICT and Business

Stacey Webster

Physical Education 

Paul Reed

Performing Arts

Kerry Stallon


Primary Phase Leaders



Jenny Pink
Phase 1 Emma Bowler

Phase 2


Heads of Learning (HoL)

Year 7

Emma Tatters

Year 8

Sarah Fear

Year 9

Sian Hook
Year 10

Rachel Cole

Year 11

Hayley Mills

Post 16

Dale Rowe