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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

07 June 2024


Congratulations to Ms McBride, our PT Equity, who was appointed to the DHT Outreach post for the next 23 months. She will be amazing at this. This now creates a Modern Languages position at our school and the advert will go live for this in a few weeks.


In keeping with last year, the Appeals Service will continue to be free and available for learners to access directly if they are concerned about a National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher grade and feel there may have been a mistake in the marking.

You can appeal directly to the SQA but we would ask that as soon as you return to school on Wednesday 14 August, you speak to the Curriculum Leader of the subject you would like to appeal in us and we can discuss this with you. Ms Machen is our SQA Coordinator this year so she will also be able to assist you.

The SQA’s Appeals Service will open on Results Day, Tuesday 6 August at 9 am, and the learner direct submission deadlines are: Tuesday 13 August at 11.59 pm for priority appeals and Tuesday 27 August at 11.59pm for all other appeals. Your appeal can only be prioritised if you have a conditional place at university or college, or in training or employment that depends on your grade.

What is the Appeals Service?

If you appeal your grade, a senior appointee will carry out a marking review of your SQA-marked assessments. This is not a re-mark. A marking review checks that: all parts of your SQA-assessments have been marked; the marking is in line with national standards; the marks given for each answer have been totalled correctly; and the correct result has been entered on our system.

Please note that after being reviewed, your result could stay the same, go up or go down.

Evening of Celebration

This will take place on Thursday 20 June, with the S1-S2 ceremony at 6pm and the S3-S6 ceremony at 8pm. All young people receiving awards should have their invite by this Friday at latest. The S1-S2 awards are based on academic attainment in subjects and each subject area (not teacher) can nominate up to a maximum of twenty pupils in each year group. By awarding twenty pupils in each subject area we hope to create ‘ambition’ in our young people that...


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.