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|Motto||Brave & Faithful|
|Location||Brackens Lane, Alvaston
|DfE URN||139051 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Brunel, Nightingale, Shackleton, Windsor|
|Colours||Red, Yellow, Green, Blue|
|Academy Head||Marcus Shepherd|
Merrill Academy is a secondary school with a sixth form for students 11–19 years of age, in Alvaston, Derby, England. In 2005 preparations for the new building on Bracken's lane were released to the public. In September 2006, the school opened a new building which was PFI funded and cost approximately £15m to build. The academy has been sponsored by Derby College since January 2013.
Senior Leadership Team
- Marcus Shepherd - Academy Head
- Paul Beedle - Deputy Head: Pastoral
- Brendan Pearce-Brindley - Senior Assistant Head: Academic
- Grace Hoskins - Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning 
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,|
|Philosophy,||Religious Studies,||Physical Education (PE),||Media Studies|
Vocational courses include child care - Learning and Development, countryside and environmental studies, public services, and health and social care.
The curriculum is managed by Mr Pearce-Brindley (Senior Assistant Head - Academic).
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, including Science Club, ICT Club, Choir, Film Club, and Reading Club. Sports clubs include badminton, basketball, cricket, football and others.
- Kelly Yeomans, committed suicide due to bullying at the school
- Steve Doyle, performance analyst for Derby County F.C. Football Academy
- Hayley Repton, police officer working in Derbyshire Constabulary
- Rebecca Lombard-Thompson, football player for Derby County L.F.C.
- Tom Nicholas, business lecturer at Derby College
- "Tormented teenager killer herself". BBC News. 10 August 1998. Retrieved 1 December 2016.