About

Hermitage is  a non-denominational co-educational school in Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute.  It covers all stages of Primary 1 to 7 and is the largest primary school in the local authority.


Hermitage Primary is built to a semi-open plan design with classrooms opening onto large project areas.  There is an assembly / gym /dining hall with a stage and a technology room.  In addition, a new extension wing was opened by Councillor Ellen Morton in 2014.  The new wing replaced the former annexe building to the rear of the school and houses the primary seven classrooms and a brand new music, dance and drama studio.

Hermitage Primary prides itself on its learning environment and stepping outdoors is no different. Recent developments include an imaginative play area with large dragon ship, storytelling area and outdoor performance area.

Our unique learning environment also includes an outdoor fitness park as well as a large amphitheatre which can be used as an outdoor classroom and for performance rehearsals.  Our quiet area is very popular with readers and our new eco garden is helping our children to learn about sustainable living. We also share a multi-use all weather sports pitch with our neighbours at Parklands School.

The present roll of the school is 400 with two classes in each year group (P1-P7).

Hermitage Primary school is a happy, vibrant and hard working school with strong community and home links.  We set our standards high and aim to create a learning environment where pupils and staff can achieve their full potential in a supportive, stimulating and creative school that celebrates diversity, challenges learners and provides the best educational experiences for each and every child.