"Always to choose kindness and create a respectful environment where staff and pupils can inspire each other to achieve their goals and become life-long learners."

Recent News

As you will be aware we are intending to move to our new timetable on 14 June 2021. Students in S2-...
The following statement was released by The National Qualifications 2021 Group on Monday 10...
A new Covid-19 testing centre aimed at identifying positive cases among people showing no symptoms...
In recent weeks, all East Lothian secondary schools have collaborated together with Education staff...
I hope that you have managed to enjoy some of the lovely sunny weather over the Easter break. I...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

14 May 2021

It has been another busy week at the school for all of our young people but particularly for those in S4-S6 who are in week two of their assessment diet. Many of our sports clubs have resumed, as have face to face music lessons for most of our pupils, so it definitely feels as though life is resuming a greater level of normality.

This week is also Mental Health Awareness week, with the focus on linking with nature to help us relax and de-stress.  We have held a series of assemblies for all year groups on this and given ideas for consideration to support their mental health and wellbeing, along with information on who to contact should they require support.

On Monday 17 May we will move to Coronavirus Level 2 restrictions.  For us at school, there will be no change to any of our health and safety measures at this time. We are following current guidelines and once there is any revision of these, we will put any new guidelines in to place and let parents/carers and pupils know these. Thank you for continuing to support all of our mitigations. 


Hannah McBride goes on maternity leave today. I would like to wish her well on behalf of all at Knox Academy and we will look forward to an update very soon.

Parents/Carers Information

SQA Update

SQA released a statement on Monday in relation to disruption to young people’s learning during the pandemic and giving information about how evidence is being gathered to come to decisions about provisional grades.


There is a very strong correlation between high levels of attendance and attainment and achievement. High levels of attendance ensures young people have the opportunity to achieve their potential through maximizing their learning experiences at school – both in class time and in terms of participation in the many curricular activities we offer.

Our recently updated Attendance Policy outlines the steps we take to monitor attendance and the responsibilities we all have to ensure our young people attend school on a regular basis to ensure they...


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.

The Bulletin is updated with news relevant specifically to pupils on a day-to-day basis, while other school news can be viewed below. Our school calendar contains key dates throughout the current session. A summary of session dates is also available.  Current vacancies for staff are advertised on myjobscotland and also in the Recruitment News section of this website.  

Please contact the School Office if you require further information on any aspect of the community at Knox Academy.