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Easter Holidays 2014


The school will close at 2:30pm on Friday 4th April for the Easter Holidays and will re-open on Tuesday 22nd April at 8.55am.


I hope that you have a very enjoyable break and that with some luck we will have some good weather.


G.T. Urie      Headteacher



Wonderful World Book Day

S1 enjoyed a full filled day celebrating their passion for reading. Pupils and staff donned their finest fancy dress to mark the momentous occasion. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. The English Department’s aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by provide them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Each S1 pupil was gifted a book from the Academy and every S1-S3 pupil was given a £1 gift token that entitles each of them to a free £1 World Book Day Book or a £1 discount on a book of their choice.

Well done to everyone involved. We had a fabulous day of literature and laughs.

The English Department.

Well done to all those involved in the first edition of the S1 newspaper- The S1 Star.

The budding S1 journalists worked tirelessly over a four week period to produce a fantastic record of the events and issues concerning S1 pupils.

The newspaper has now sold out but if you would like to read a copy it is printed on our English page. You should also look out for our 2nd edition which will have an Easter theme.

Congratulations to all involved on producing a successful newspaper!

Hermitage Academy - Parents, Teachers Association 

The next PTA meeting will take place on Monday 3rd March at 7pm in the Staffroom.

The second of our Big Debates on Scottish independence took place on Thursday 23rd January.   

The motion being debated wasThis House believes that an independent Scotland would improve the health and welfare of the Scottish people’.  Following a closely-contested debate, the Proposition team of Euan Furness, Fraser MacFarlane and Tabitha Weir emerged victorious over Michael Curley, Robbie Cordner and Aaron Murphy of the Opposition.   

Enormous credit is once again due to the speakers, who showed tremendous confidence in front of a packed assembly hall.  Well done to all.  Thank you also to our judges, Mr Morgan and Mr Cassells, and to all staff and pupils who attended. 

We look forward to the next debate, which will take place in March.   

Hermitage Academy English Department

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School Handbook - 2014 / 15
Please click on the following link to access a copy of our recently updated School Handbook.


Provided below are some key dates in the S3 course choice process.



20th January

 Senior Phase Parents’ Information Evening  (21st January)

 University of Glasgow Language Ambassadors’ Event 

 Employers’ Advice Day (22nd January) 

27th January

 Core Skills Workshops (4 days)

3rd February

 Reports and Course Choice Form issued (6th

10th February

 Option Interviews 

24th February

 Parents’ Evening (27th

3rd March

 S3 course choices confirmed 

10th March

 Enhancement course choice 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require further information.

J Fisher       DHT S3/4

Hermitage Academy on Twitter

The school now has been using a Twitter account to keep parents, pupils and staff up to date in terms of weather, transport and possible closures. We are now planning to roll this out to include other aspects of school news.

Follow us on Twitter @ HermitageAcad

School Uniform -  Open Letter (Click Here) 


School Uniform Update

The school has resumed after the summer holidays and it has been pleasing to see so many pupils wearing the new updated school uniform.

Over 860 new blazers have been sold and we have now gone beyond the “Tipping Point”.

Please encourage your son or daughter to meet our expectations of wearing full school uniform.

The new school ties are now in stock and are available from the school office at £3.50.

  • Junior School ties (S1-S3) - Red and Black striped
  • Senior School ties (S4-S5) - new platinum, red and black striped
  • S6 ties - new platinum crested tie.

Hermitage Academy blazers now available online!

Academy Uniforms have now set up a section on their website for Hermitage Academy. This will allow the purchase of blazers directly from themselves. We have a full set of sizes within the school available to try on if required. Please contact the school office if you require this.

The website is: www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk

Click Secondary Schools and then select Hermitage Academy to complete your order online.

Please note that Academy Uniforms will offer free delivery only if it is delivered to the school. Select ‘Store pickup, walk In’.

Hermitage Academy - A Guide to Curriculum for Excellence

Jan 2013 Update - Our Curriculum for Excellence documents can be downlaoded from the Documents Menu.

 “Much has been made in the media recently about the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence. In the attached newsletter A Guide to Curriculum for Excellence read about the positive changes the new curriculum will bring to the education of the young people at Hermitage Academy.”

School of Champions

 If you want to know more about Hermitage being a School of Champions (click here)

Curriculum for Excellence FAQ's (Click here)

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Hermitage Academy
Cardross Road
G84 7LA

Tel: 01436 672145
Fax: 01436 671338

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