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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

17 May 2024


Following a successful interview, Zara Machen has been appointed as the acting Depute Head Teacher for Session 2024-25. She replaces Steven Illingworth who goes to Dalkeith HS to be acting HT for that session. An advert for the Curriculum Leader of Communications will go out on 31 may 2024 on My Job Scotland.

Activities Week (13-17 May)

S1 enjoyed a varied programme of events at the school during our annual activities week (film production; dance; laser cutting; multi-sports etc.). S2 enjoyed trips to Dundee’s waterpark; Edinburgh Zoo and Blair Drummond Safari Park, whilst most of our S3 pupils headed off to Yorkshire for a fun filled week of outdoors sports and activities. The week culminated on the Friday for our S1/2s with inflatables on our playing fields (picture gladiator type games). Our S3 finished their week by helping out in the community with a litter pick and cutting back weeds along the Tyne.

A huge thank you to all staff for their organisation of this week as it takes a lot of preparation and wouldn’t happen without them all going above and beyond to do this. From chatting to the pupils they all seemed to have had a great week learning and trying out new things and developing great working relationships with their peers and staff.


Exams have gone very well so far and pupils’ attendance at these has been excellent. A reminder that although it is a holiday on Monday, those pupils sitting an exam on that day should attend at school.

Evening of Celebration

This will take place on Thursday, 20 June 2024. The S1-S2 ceremony will take place from 6-7.15pm and the S3-S6 from 8-9.15pm. All award winners will be notified over the coming weeks. These awards are based around academic excellence for S1 and S2 pupils are completely separate from our diligence awards which are based around commitment and effort on a day to day basis. S3-S6 are subject awards. There will also be some special awards on the evening too. As spaces are limited at both ceremonies only two guests, per award winner, will be able to attend. In S1 and S2, again due to limited space, we will be presenting merit awards to those who have attained 3 or more merits in their subjects. Those who achieved one or two merits awards will be presented with their certificates at House assemblies in the last week of term.

Diligence Awards...


Knox Academy is the secondary school for Haddington and the surrounding area in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.  We are an active school community with many events taking place regularly.

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