Mereside Academy

Learn to Love, Love to Learn

Help in school

All staff at Mereside Church of England Primary Academy are here to help you and your child. Life can sometimes go in an unexpected direction and knowing that we are here to offer help, support and advice is something we take pride in offering.

We are an Attachment and Trauma friendly school and work very hard to ensure that we are a place of calm and reassurance through difficult times.

People here to help


Mrs Liz Holmes -  Executive Principal and Deputy Designated Lead


Mr Jason Gathercole-Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs Ffion Carr -  Assistant Principal, Senior mental health lead and Designated  Safeguarding Lead

Mr Richard Carr - Designated teacher for Looked After and Post Looked after pupils 


Mrs Rachel Harper - EYFS Lead and Deputy Designated Lead


Mrs Angela Ackers-Attendance and family support and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Di Jones - Learning Mentor


Miss Jade Hignett - ELSA