Student Welfare

Medical Welfare Officer: Jenny Templar 

Health & Safety Officer: Jenny Templar

Attendance Managers: Helen Worlock and Hannah Green (Primary)


Reporting a student's absence

ALL absences must be reported to the Academy on the morning of each absence. Absences which are not reported will not be authorised. 

(Secondary): 0117 301 5000 (Option 1)

(Primary): 0117 301 0805

Find out more about Attendance expectations



Merchants' Academy employs state of the art security technology, in closed-circuit television, which is sited both internally and externally as well as intruder detection systems and access control on its external entrances. The use of CCTV complies with current legislation as does notification signage and labelling - CCTV Policy (VT).

The Academy also has a modern and comprehensive fire detection system.  Access to the main Academy buildings for staff, students and visitors is carefully monitored by the Reception team and everyone on site is required to be identifiable at all times so that items such as face coverings (e.g. motorcycle visors, full face goggles or veils) which obscure clarity of identification of an individual must be removed for the duration of a person’s time on site.

Identification badges and lanyards are issued to visitors and photo ID cards are also worn by all staff. The remainder of students in the Academy are identifiable by their Academy uniform and Faculties.


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