Welcome to Hermitage!
Hermitage is a one-and-a-half form entry primary school located next to the River Thames, in the historic area of Wapping. We are a short walk from the Tower of London; Tower Bridge and St Katharine’s Docks and we work hard to ensure that our pupils are able to make the most of this amazing location!
Our curriculum develops skills and knowledge progressively over eight years and reflects our multicultural community and location in London. Wherever possible, we take a creative approach to learning and offer a broad curriculum to all our pupils.
From Nursery upwards, our children learn French with a specialist teacher and take part in PE lessons with our PE coach. We are a percussion specialist school, with children learning African drumming and the glockenspiel in Years One to Four before progressing to Steel Pan drumming in Years Five and Six. We have extensive grounds which include a pond and wildlife area, plus a community growing space, where children are able to learn about how to care for the world around them. We enjoy working with visiting specialists and recent projects include a Victorian Music Hall concert at Wilton's Music Hall and an ongoing partnership with the Unicorn Theatre.
Our children’s wellbeing is very important to us and we have a skilled pastoral team who ensure that every child gets the support they need. We are a fully inclusive school and, in 2022, we will be opening a dedicated provision to further enhance our offer for children with specific learning needs. We recognise the demands on working parents and offer affordable wrap around childcare, with breakfast and after school clubs running each day from 8am – 5:45pm.
We run regular ‘open morning’ tours throughout the year. If you would like your child to join us, please call the school office as we would love to show you around.
We look forward to meeting you!
Sophie Alcock, Headteacher