The Chair of the Local Academy Board, Peter Kelly, may be contacted at Merryfields School. More information regarding our Local Academy Board can be requested via the main office.

Minutes from our meetings can also be requested from the main office. 

For attendance records for our LAB meetings and Committee meetings in 23/24, please click here


Date of appointment

Term of Office

Date Stepped Down

Appointed by

Area of responsibility

Peter Kelly

March 2019

August 2027




Headteacher PM


Lesley Calverley

February 2021

January 2025


LAB and nominated by LA.

Deputy Chair



Rosanna Snee

June 2022

May 2026




Laura Latham

December 2022

November 2026


Parent appointed by LAB

Health and Safety

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Tommy Merry

March 2023

March 2027



Pupil voice


Molly Sherratt

January 2020

January 2028


School staff

Staff Member


Neil Brannigan

September 2018

January 2026


Ex-officio by virtue of office


Merryfields Local Academy Board meet each term at a Full LAB, chaired by Peter Kelly. 

Each term, we also have a Finance Committee and a Data/Monitoring Committee, both chaired by Peter Kelly. 

Once each Term, LAB members will arrange a meeting with school, to conduct a review on their area of responsibility. Visit forms are completed for each of these visits and are shared with all other LAB members at the termly full LAB meeting. 

Manor Hall Trust Scheme of Delegation can be found here

Manor Hall Trust Terms of Reference can be found here

Register of Business Interests can be found here 

Articles of Association can be found here

For all Trust financial reports, click here.


We currently have some vacancies on our Local Academy Board. If you are interested in becoming a LAB member of Merryfields School, please contact the school office with an expression of interest and we will be happy to provide you with further information.   

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