Establishment Merchants' Academy

URN: 135597

Academy sponsor led

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Academy trust: VENTURERS TRUST

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Address
Gatehouse Avenue, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 9AJ
Local authority
Bristol, City of (801)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Guy Swallow
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
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1303
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
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
59.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
15 May 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Local governors

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Thornthwaite Local governor Foundation/sponsor members 1 October 2022 29 February 2024
Kelly Phipps Local governor Elected by school staff 13 July 2022 29 February 2024
Laura Marshall Local governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 29 February 2024
Maria Tsapali Local governor Foundation/sponsor members 13 July 2022 29 February 2024
Robert Bourns Chair of local governing body Appointed by GB/board 6 May 2020 29 February 2024
Faith Ford Local governor Elected by school staff 1 October 2021 28 February 2024
Karl Tucker Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 October 2019 2 October 2023
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Government office region (GOR)
South West
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
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
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
161750
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Bristol 048
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Bristol 048A
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Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

The data presented for the middle super output area (MSOA) is representative of the 2021 census.

Lower super output area (LSOA)

The data presented for the lower super output area (LSOA) is representative of the 2021 census.