"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

If you haven't already heard... you can access Google Classroom on an Xbox or PS4 Games...
Do you have an 'ancient' laptop, or one that is very slow an unusable, does it sit in the...
Due to the emergency closure, senior pupils will be pleased to hear that all courses on...
As you will be aware, the Depute First Minister has announced that this year’s SQA exams will not...
Watch brilliant performances every Thursday at 7pm from a range of National Theatre Live...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

20 March 2020

Dear parent/carer

You should have now received the letter from Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education).

I never thought I’d ever be writing such a letter to you all.  I know, like all staff here, you will be devastated by the situation we all find ourselves in.  However, although the school building will be closed, we will continue to work closely as a school community.  We are all absolutely in this together.

Regarding SQA exams, please know that there is vast amounts of work going on both in school and out of school at the highest level to ensure that pupils are not at a disadvantage.  Please note that pupil assessment has taken place throughout the year and grade estimates are not based solely on prelims. Staff are also continuing to work closely with pupils to continue to assess remotely where young people are able to provide extra evidence of progress or complete SQA work.

The school is going to be open to a very small number of pupils next week to finish off SQA assessments and teachers will be in touch with pupils directly where this is the case.  In line with ELC advice, the school will be closed from this afternoon for all other pupils. 

To the parents of those pupils that plan to leave us in S4, S5 and of course our S6s, I am so sorry that we end their time at Knox Academy in such an unplanned way.  Please know that I, along with all staff here, wish your young person good luck in all their future endeavours and please know that we will always be here for them should they need us.  We would also hope as Former Pupils, they may work with the school and our young people in the future to pass on their talents and skills to our school community.

All pupils in S1-S6 have been provided with user names and passwords for Google Classroom and S4-S6 for Scholar UK.  Staff have been asked to ensure that work is provided for all their classes so that learning takes place during the period of closure. This inevitably will take time to set up lots of resources for all classes but teachers are working hard on this and will continue to do this as they work remotely. Provision has also been made for those unable to access IT and Mrs Clubb sent letters and information...


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.