Establishment Merchants' Academy

URN: 135597

Academy sponsor led

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Address
Gatehouse Avenue, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 9AJ
Local authority
Bristol, City of (801)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Vicki Starkie
Phase of education
All-through
School type
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust
VENTURERS TRUST
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 135597, DfE number: 801/6910
UKPRN: 10024135
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01173015000
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 27 February 2020)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1165
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 September 2008
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
46%
Date last changed / confirmed
20 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision and SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
5
Resourced provision capacity
30
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
140
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
150

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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Robert Bourns Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 May 2020 5 May 2024

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Tracy Killen Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 27 January 2021 26 January 2025
Laura Marshall Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Karl Tucker Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
Steve Bullock Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
Chris Yapp Not recorded Elected by parents 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Penelope O'Connor Not recorded Elected by parents 1 May 2019 30 April 2023
Jessica Phillipps Not recorded Elected by school staff 25 April 2019 24 April 2023
Levi Hodge Not recorded Elected by school staff 25 April 2019 24 April 2023
Alex Thompson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 December 2018 6 December 2022
Doug Jennings Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 October 2018 10 October 2022
Liam Dowson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
Gillian Worraker Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
Jon James Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2017 31 August 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Laura Marshall Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2016 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Bristol, City of
Ward
Hartcliffe and Withywood
Parliamentary constituency
Bristol South
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000023
Easting
357570
Northing
168258
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bristol 048
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bristol 048A

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