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Hermitage Academy
Campbell Drive, Colgrain, G84 7TB, UK Helensburgh
+44 (0)1436 672145


Hermitage Academy is a non-denominational, comprehensive school, which takes pupils from Helensburgh and the surrounding area. Our first year pupils come from primary schools at Cardross, Rhu, Garelochhead, Rosneath, Kilcreggan, Arrochar and Luss as well as the three primary schools in Helensburgh, Colgrain, Hermitage Primary and John Logie Baird. In addition, due to the nature of the area, we have pupils who enter or leave the school during each session, usually to other schools in Britain, but also abroad. Our pupils come to us from different backgrounds, with different abilities and talents and our main aim is to provide a sound general education for all of them.

We believe that education should continue to provide the learning standards held in high regard by the community. This means an emphasis on the work of academic subjects, but we also ensure that our pupils receive a balanced, with suitable experience of practical and aesthetic subjects. Within subjects we set aims appropriate to the wide range of abilities of our pupils and we develop and use teaching methods suitable to the needs of individuals.



  • To strive to continuously improve the quality of education for all in Argyll and Bute.
  • To respond to change and to prepare the service to meet the future needs of learners and society through a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • To support all learners by actively promoting partnership and equality of opportunity.
  • To work for sufficient resources and ensure the effective use of existing resources.
  • To provide a full range of courses and services.
  • To enable all learners to achieve their potential.
  • To monitor and improve achievement within the 5-14 curriculum and in recognised qualifications.
  • To meet the educational needs of those with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities.
  • To ensure that throughout the service the equal value of others is recognised.
  • To increase access to quality pre-5 education.
  • To encourage all learners to think of education as a lifelong process.
  • To encourage, develop and maintain partnerships between providers and users of the service and with other departments and agencies.
  • To ensure education is offered in suitable, well maintained premises with appropriate resources.
  • To ensure that the council's aims for economic growth and employment opportunity are supported through education.


Many teachers at Hermitage willingly give their own time to running a club or other organization in the school. These normally take place at lunch time and pupils should be encouraged to take part in such activities when they are available, since school should not be seen simply as a place for learning subjects and passing examinations, but as a preparation for later life. These activities are publicised within the school via the weekly information sheet or on notice boards.

Activities usually include Chess, Computer, Drama, Gaelic, Games, Hill walking and Science Clubs, Scripture Union and a variety of musical and sporting activities, eg Tennis, Rugby Volleyball, Choirs, Orchestras, etc.

For activities like Hill walking, sensible clothing is required, although proper footwear can be hired. Parents are also required to sign a parental approval form for expeditions and for all school day trips and longer excursions.

The Music Department gives opportunities to many pupils to perform in a variety of activities and venues, including an annual and very popular Carol Concert.

We know the value of developing self-confidence, teamwork skills and positive attitudes in our pupils and in these and other activities such as House activities, Young Enterprise and Community Service, we seek to foster such attributes in our pupils.

A full list of the extra-curricular activities being offered is provided to all S1 pupils early in the session and displayed on notice boards around the school.

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