Recent News

With the holiday season upon us, the Eco-Committee would like you to think about the environmental...
Last week Tyne class enthralled us with knowledge and experience gained from studying The Picts and...
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies: Closing Date:...
Great to be able to share good news midweek for a wee change :) ... Meadowpark Midweek Update...
Tickets go on advanced sale from the 5th of December 2018 and on general release from the 9th of...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

07 December 2018

It is beginning to feel very festive here at Knox Academy. Last night’s Glitter Ball was a great evening and the pupils danced the night away in their stunning outfits.  I would like to particularly thank the PTA, Mrs Ball and Mrs Smith for organising and supporting this event.  We have the Christmas Concert on Tuesday 18th and the S6 Pantomime on Wednesday 19th December so please do come along to these events as they are going to be spectacular and both give the opportunity for our young people to showcase their talent.


  • English, PE and Physics (full time permanent) – interviews are taking place for these three posts next week
  • Home Economics – this post is being re-advertised but we are very hopeful of having a specialist supply teacher in this area until we appoint
  • Biology posts (full-time and part time temporary) – adverts close this Sunday
  • Faculty Head Expressive Arts and Technologies – this post will go live today
  • Pupil Support Worker – we appointed Gail Fraser to this post last week and she will take up this position in January

Finally, on the staffing front, on behalf of all at Knox Academy, I would like to wish Louise Steenson, HE teacher, all the best for her new role as St Augustine’s, Edinburgh. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment during the time you have been with us.

Adoption UK

On Friday 18 Jan (0930 -1230) Adoption UK are delivering attachment ambassador training to key staff in the school.  If any parents/carers would be interested in coming along please email Steven Illingworth to book your place.   A further opportunity exists to come along to ‘Life in the Classroom – Attachment awareness on the Feb In Service (18 Feb 9-12). Again, please contact Mr Illingworth if you are interested in attending.

Cycling (by Archie Goodard in S6)

I spoke recently at a Spokes cycling event about inclusivity, I was representing young people and gave a short five minute speech about why young people should be encouraged to be part of the cycling community.  I was then part of the Q&A panel 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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Please contact the School Office if you require further information on any aspect of the community at Knox Academy.