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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

20 September 2019

Staffing Update

The Acting Curriculum Leader of Communications (English, Literacy and Languages) and a part-time Music teacher adverts close on 22 and 29 September (respectively) and we are intending to interview for both in the next two weeks. Both of these posts are temporary and are to cover the maternity leave of the current post holders.

Pupil News

Scottish Inter-District Hockey Finals

The Scottish Inter-district Finals were held this weekend in the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow. East District were the winners in the U18s category, and two of our Knox Academy S5 boys were part of the winning team.  Daniel Hall (Inverleith Hockey Club) and Charlie Gates (Grange HC) were outstanding in their performances and in ensuring the team won. Well done to both! 

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Group

We had six of our young people in S6 take part in their DofE Gold qualifying expedition in the Cairngorms last weekend. They walked and camped through the mountains from Inverey near Braemar to Blair Atholl, over 4 days, which is no mean feat! They also incorporated sessions of yoga throughout their walk.  A member of staff from Venturing Out, who was involved in assessing the group, said they were amazing and wrote the following comment on Venturing Out’s website, “Fantastic 4 days and 3 nights in the Cairngorms with the Haddy Hikers on their Gold DoE Scotland Qualifying Expedition. Great to spend time in such a remote and beautiful place. They all tackled their expedition with enthusiasm, smiles and good humour! Great resilience shown by all to complete the expedition which is no mean feat and an achievement not to be taken lightly! Well done to all and good luck with your next steps in life”. What a great accolade for these young people and for the school.  A huge thank you to the Parent Leader too for making this possible for all of these young people. Your support of them has been much appreciated by the school and the young people.

The Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of the Year

Congratulations to Corin Woodhead, in S2, who won The Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of the Year competition.  This national competition focused on migration, field skills, topographical studies and general knowledge on birds and...


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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