Hermitage Academy

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Hermitage Academy is a non-denominational secondary school in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is one of two secondary schools in the Helensburgh area (the other being Lomond School) and is currently the largest secondary school in Argyll and Bute. Uniquely the school catchment area straddles the Highland Boundary Fault Line and can therefore be described as both a Lowland and a Highland school.

Hermitage Academy in black and white.
Hermitage Academy.


The school was originally located in East Argyle Street next to the current Primary School and later Hermitage Academy was built in the 1960s at Campbell Drive, Helensburgh, before being relocated to the new campus on the outskirts of the town in February 2008. The school badge features the main entrance of the original Hermitage School

The current head teacher is Geoff Urie.[1]

The school's motto is Nulla Virtus Sine Labore, which translates to Nothing Achieved Without Hard Work.[2]

The current school roll is 1500 pupils and approximately 90 teaching staff.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Hermitage Academy | Argyll and Bute Council". Argyll and Bute Council. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hermitage Academy - School Aims". Hermitage Academy. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Helensburgh Heroes - Richard Tait". Helensburgh Heroes. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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Coordinates: 55°59′40″N 4°41′52″W / 55.99454°N 4.69786°W / 55.99454; -4.69786