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What do parents and visitors have to say about Merit?


"Merit have allowed my daughter to return to education at a pace that is right for her which has taken a lot of pressure off us both. She is getting back to a happy, confident girl who loves education."

Michelle Vaughan - year 10 parent


"I have a much lighter, brighter child who feels listened to and is more keen to learn"

Nicola Porter - year 11 parent


"She has commented on how much more positive the teachers are in their approach - she is feeling stronger"

Janice Dillon - year 11 parent


"The school has turned my daughter's life around, she's now a totally different girl, I cannot thank the school enough for what they have done."

Miss Jackson - year 11 parent


"The teachers are brilliant, if there's a problem I can speak to them. There's a friendly atmosphere and I love you all"

L Cowperthwaite - year 10 parent


"Merit has given me back my son and I cannot thank you enough, I know I am his mother, but he is so special and has a heart of gold which Merit could see"

Jane Thompson - year 11 parent


"My daughter believes in herself again, even on 'off-days' she knows it's okay. Her school work has gone back up and I have my bright, bubbly girl back"

Donna Bailey - year 9 parent


I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful experience at Merit, all your staff made me feel extremely welcome and we definitely did not want to leave! Your children and staff are a credit to you and it was so lovely to see how highly they speak of you. Your lovely school gives so many opportunities to pupils and the child is definitely at the centre of everything you do, which is so great to see. Every child I spoke to said how amazing the school was and how happy they were there! There was so much positivity throughout the whole school and it made my experience truly great! Thanks again 

Amelia Rhead (University of Derby, PGCE Student)