"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."

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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

04 December 2020

Welcome to winter with this morning’s snowfall.  It always makes it feel more like we are heading towards Christmas when it snows!

It’s been another busy week at Knox Academy with S5/6 prelims now in full swing, our virtual S1 Parents’ Evening and our Parent Council Meeting last night.  It was good to see so many parents and carers at both, supporting both your young people and the school.  Thank you.


It was lovely to present Phil Gilholm (a member of our staff team in Pupil Support) with his Bikeability Scotland Instructor of the Year Award yesterday (please see Twitter for photos). Phil has done so much for many young people across ELC and also leads the Bikeability Awards here at Knox Academy. He is passionate about cycling and raising the profile of it as an eco–friendly way of travelling and keeping fit. He is an inspiration to many and so well deserving of this award.


While we continue to ask you to report any positive COVID cases to admin@knox.elcschool.org.uk, there is now a mailbox that should be used by parents to alert us to a positive case out of school hours/weekends/over the Christmas period. The address is covidinschools@eastlothian.gov.uk

A reminder that any pupil showing Covid-19 symptoms must not attend school and you can book a test online at www.nhsinform.scot or by telephoning 0800 028 2816. Only if this test is negative should the pupil return to school. If pupils have the common cold, they should still attend school if they feel well enough to do so. 

If your young person is absent from school, Covid-19 related or other, work will be available to access on Google Classroom and also through E-sgoil (Glow user name and password required) and E-sgoil live webinars; Scholar UK (S4-S6), SQA (past papers);...


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.