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Merchants Academy Admission Arrangements Consultation

Consultation on proposed Admission Arrangements 2024/25


In line with the School Admissions Code, Venturers Trust is consulting on the admission arrangements for the academic year 2024/25 for academies within the Trust. 


The consultation will run from 21st November 2022 – 13th January 2023.




Merchants’ Academy

Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, BS13 9AJ (secondary)

Hareclive Road, Bristol, BS13 9AX (primary)


Change to oversubscription criteria for Reception and Year 7 for 2024/2025 admissions.  The proposal will prioritise families of service personnel over distance to the academy, as shown below.


Priority order for 2024/2025:


  1. Looked after child or previously looked after child
  2. Children with a sibling attending the academy at the time of application
  3. Families of service personnel with a confirmed posting to the area, or crown services returning from overseas to live in the area
  4. Distance – children living closest to the academy as measured in a direct line from the child’s permanent home address to the academy.


Please click here to view the full proposed admission arrangements.