Former student Hayley Repton is still a familiar face around Merrill, 12 years after leaving school. As a Police Officer working in Derby East, she regularly returns to give talks to students about her career.
"I enjoy speaking with the students and they are always inquisitive and interested in my job," says Hayley. "This not only helps them with aspects of their school work but also benefits my role as a Police Officer. When I see the students in the neighbourhood, they are happy to engage with me because they know that I am approachable."