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Hermitage Academy presents


"Our House" an Olivier Award winning musical


Show dates 23rd, 24th and 25th of September


Performances start at 7.30 pm


Tickets now available to general public Tel 01436 672145


£4.00 Children/Students/senior citizens £6.00 Adults.



Football Success!

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'The Hermitage Senior football team kicked off their season with win against Vale of Leven in the Cameronian Cup. The game finished 2-2 with Jack Gorman and Rhys Williams on the scoresheet for Hermitage. The game went to a penalties and this saw a great save from Craig Gemmell and 5 excellent penalties from Hermie to safely see the boys into the next round. Well done to all involved!'

Mr McCluskey

School Handbook - 2014 / 15

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

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 of Champions

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


Curriculum for Excellence FAQ's (Click here)


SQA Results 2014

Exam results should be delivered by text or post, today 5th August. Staff at Hermitage Academy hope your results are everything you wished and worked for!


Remember that there are no 'Appeals' to exam results from 2014. 'Results Services' is the replacement service where, if a school or college is concerned by a candidate’s result, they can request a clerical check and/or a marking review of the script. This means that a candidates script is subject to an 'arithmetical' check and/or a check to ensure that the original marking was in line with the national standard. Strict criteria needs to be met before a request can be made and this can only be processed by the school. SQA will not accept requests directly from candidates, parents, carers or other third parties. It is worth remembering that candidate’s grade can go up or down following a clerical check or marking review.
If you need further information, please see SQA's website or speak with Mrs Trevelyan (DHT Senior School).


If you have the grades required by your firm or insurance choice, you can breathe a sigh of relief! Your application will be updated in UCAS Track.
If you have narrowly missed the required grades you may still be offered a place by one of your two choices. Speak to the university or college. Alternatively, if you are still without a confirmed place you will automatically go into Clearing, which tries to match you with courses that still have vacancies. You need to be pro-active: check and keep checking UCAS Clearing.
If you need help or advice, look on the UCAS website or contact Mrs Mackay (PT Senior School)

S6 Timetables / Subject Choices for 214/15.

Most S6 pupils wil continue with the subject choices and timetables issued in June. However, having received your exam results, it may be necessary to review subjects choices & presentation levels. In order to ensure that an appropriate timetable is available for 14th August, it would be helpful if you contact the school in advance.
This can be done in two ways:
A. By E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
If you just need to change your presentation level (subject choices remain the same) e.g. Perhaps you had hoped to progress to Higher but now need to resit Int 2. Remember to include your name & iTime class in your message!
B. By speaking to a member of staff.
Staff will be available in school on Thursday 7th August from 10:00am to discuss timetable issues. This is the preferred option if a subject choice needs to be reconsidered. Pease be aware that you may need to wait to be seen.

Mrs Trevelyan 

P7 Induction days



P7 pupils made a very good first impression during the Induction Days on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June. We very much look forward to you starting S1 with us in August. Have a great summer!

Mrs Muir


Playstation World Cup

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‘The final of the Hermitage Academy Playstation World Cup took place today 25th June and was won by the underdog Aidan Wilson (S4). Aidan took on Reece Grant (also S4) and his Belgium team won the final 2-0 against England. This was closely contested as has been the case the whole tournament which started with 32 pupils and teachers back at the beginning of June. Much fun has been had by all and more importantly this event raised £225 for the Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers association which does some great work for many pupils within our school. A big big thanks to all who took part in this event and those who supported the event throughout the 3 weeks of its duration. A follow-up fundraiser will be held next session for the Champions League where the fans favourite Mr McCluskey will be looking to achieve some silverware. Well done to everyone who was involved in this event’

Mr McCluskey

Chess Club Success

Congratulations to the 15 members of the Hermitage Academy Chess Club who competed in the Quarter Finals of the UK-wide Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge in Airdie on Saturday 26th April 2014. Five of our players have qualified for the Semi Finals, which will take place in Manchester in July. Well done to Gregor King (S1), Dillon MacDonald (S3), Charles Cavana (S4), Li-Ming Man (S5) and Euan Howieson (S6)



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 for Junior ties and £6.00 for S6 ties.

  • 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)

School News Update

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Hermitage Academy
Cardross Road
G84 7LA

Tel: 01436 672145
Fax: 01436 671338

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