Parent resources, travel and general information

The guides below are filled with useful information to help support parents including free software downloads and careers information.

Office 365

Every student can download the whole Office Suite (worth £390!) to their home computers for FREE. This means students can use Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other programmes at home.

How to get it

  1. Firstly, students need to login to their Office 365 account using their email address and password here.
  2. In the top right hand corner, there is a cogwheel icon - click this and then search in settings for 'software'.
  3. This will take you to a different page which has an 'install' button - click this and then follow the setup instructions.

If you have any issues, you can speak to someone at the IT helpdesk.

Year 11 revision guides

To support students’ revision and enhance their learning after the mock examinations, and in preparation for March mocks and summer examinations, we are selling revision guides for a wide range of subjects.

To purchase a particular revision guide please complete the form below and submit it, with the correct payment, to the main office. Please make any cheques payable to ‘Hermitage Academy’.

Revision guides will also be available to buy at the Year 11 parents’ evening.

If you can't access or print the form below, copies can be obtsained from the main office. 

Bus route information

Information on medication 

Whilst there is no legal or contractual duty on staff in school to administer medicines or supervise students taking their medication, nevertheless, we wish to support our students where we can.

The prime responsibility for a student’s health lies with the parent or carer who is responsible for the student’s medication and should supply the school with any relevant information.


  • ensure that the medication is kept in a secure place during the school day.
  • ensure that the medication is only accessed by an identified person.
  • ensure that each time the medication is administered the school’s medication record is completed.


  • We would expect parents not to ask staff to administer medication unless it is absolutely essential that this takes places within school hours.
  • Any medication brought into school should be done so by a responsible adult (e.g. parent/carer).
  • The medication should be brought into school in the pharmacist’s original packaging, with the pharmacist’s name clearly visible.
  • Only the amount of medication required for school use should be brought in.
  • The prescription and amount to be taken should be typed or printed clearly on the outside of the packaging and there should be no alterations made to the label.
  • Provide the name of the doctor prescribing the medication.


  • sign a consent form for the administration of medication to take place.
  • agree to collect any unused medication at the end of term.
  • participate in the drawing up of a care plan for any students on ongoing medication which needs to be taken in school time.

Please note

  • Students may not carry any medication apart from an inhaler or epipen.
  • We will only administer prescription medication.
  • Parents must come in to school to collect any unused medicine at the end of term.
Please contact the school office to see our school's policy on supporting students with medical needs.