"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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All pupils will receive their SQA examination results on Tuesday 4 August 2020, either by post, or...
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Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy: Closing Date:...
East Lothian Council has published the revised session dates for 2020-2021 as a result of COVID-19...
This has been the most unusual and challenging terms for us all, and one I am sure none of us want...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

26 June 2020

After a very unusual term, we have finally made it to the last day of term.  I would like to thank you all as parents/carers for all your support of your young people in their school learning throughout this pandemic and also of our school. It truly has been a team effort and it is so wonderful that we have a caring community who works so closely together to bring about the best outcomes we can for all of our young people. I feel very privileged to be the Head Teacher at Knox Academy and have the opportunity to work with such an amazing staff, pupils, parents/carers and wider community , who have shown incredible kindness and empathy throughout this pandemic. Thank you!

Head Pupil

On Monday afternoon at 4pm, we held a virtual Head Pupil Question Time on Google Meet for our Head Pupil Candidates to convince pupils and staff to vote for them!  Mr Miller chaired the live question and answer event so that voters had a chance to see the candidates in action and find out a little more about their policies and personality. This also followed on from all candidates producing manifestos, which were of an extremely high quality. Voting took place on Tuesday and as a result of this Rachel Broadley and Julia Dale were voted in as our Head Pupils and Thomas Guy, Hugo Elder and Duncan Riley as our Depute Head Pupils. Congratulations to them.

I would like to thank all of our young people who ran as candidates for these positions, in what was a closely run race. For those young people not appointed as one of the Senior Pupil Leadership Team, which I know will be disappointing to them, I would want to re-assure them that they are highly valued members of the Knox Academy pupil team and that we would very much like to work with them to take some of their suggestions in their manifestos forward and to use their leadership skills in supporting our school community.

SQA Results/ Re-coursing/Appeals

The SQA results are due out on 4 August. In the aftermath of the results being issued, we would like to process any requests for changes to courses as timeously as possible. In order to assist this process and in an attempt to make it as fair as possible, pupils will be asked to submit any requests for changes, via a Google Form, by Friday 7 August. This will allow staff to then begin processing them for the 10 August.  If for any reason you are unable to complete the form, please email the relevant Pupil...


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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