|Motto||Brave & Faithful|
|Location||Brackens Lane, Alvaston
|DfE URN||139051 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
Merrill Academy is a secondary school with sixth form for students 11–19 years of age, located in Alvaston, Derby, England. In September 2006, the school opened a new building which was PFI funded and cost approximately £15m to build.
The Derby College Group
Derby College has been a partner of Merrill since September 2010, and in January 2013 became the Academy sponsor. The focus for the Academy is characterised by an ethos which values education, high achievements and success.
Merrill Academy provides education for pupils in ages 11–19 years.
|Art and Design,||Food Technology,||Graphic Products,||Resistant Materials,|
|Business,||English Literature,||English Language,||French,|
|Psychology,||Religious Studies,||Physical Education (PE),||Media Studies|
Vocational Courses Include
- Child Care - Learning and Development,
- Countryside and Environmental Studies,
- Public Services,
- Health and Social Care.
The Academy is part of the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Derby City which requires all parents to complete a preference form. In doing so, Merrill Academy must be listed as one of your preferences on the Local Authority form.
Merrill Academy offer a range of clubs and trips for young students these include Science Club, ICT Club, Choir, Film Club, Reading Club, There are also a variety of sport based clubs where all students are welcome and games and coaching take place. These include: Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football and others.
The Merrill Academy student newspaper is called Buzz, it provides students with a round-up of news and events, it is published online 4 times a year. Staff and parents also receive a newsletter called In Touch
Head Boy & Head Girl
2014 will see the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Brackens Lane site.
Former pupils & Alumni
- Steve Doyle is now a Performance Analyst for Derby County Football Academy
- Hayley Repton a Police Officer working in Derby Constabulary
- Rebecca Lombard-Thompson sports star
- Tom Nicholas Business Lecturer at Derby College