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A Word from Mrs Rodger, Head Teacher

21 May 2018

SQA Examinations

The SQA exams are well underway and, so far, are going very smoothly. I am delighted to hear from the invigilators how well our pupils are conducting themselves. Speaking to a few pupils around the exam hall, it is clear that they have worked hard, they are well-prepared and that they are even – at times - enjoying the opportunity to show the depth of their learning. I am very pleased, too, that junior pupils are being respectful as they go around the building during exams, keeping very quiet.

Pupil Achievements

S1 pupil, Dylan Pearman, is undoubtedly a rising star in the world of squash. He recently represented Scotland at the Under 13 Five Nations squash tournament in France. What a tournament it was, for players and spectators alike, with lots of very close, exciting matches. Though Scotland lost overall in their match against Wales, Dylan was awarded player of the match for his effort. Scotland beat Ireland 5-0, though Dylan sustained a black eye in his game – despite squash supposedly being a non-contact sport! Overall, the Scotland team came fourth. The team really tried hard and it was an amazing experience for them all.

Another sports star playing for his country is David Hayman, S1, who was a member of the Scotland  Under 14 table tennis team, playing in the home internationals over Easter.

Knox Academy produces stars in the world of music, too. Clara Wilberforce, S4, has recently been invited to join the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland as a drummer, following a rigorous audition process. Anyone seeing Clara perform here at Knox will know that she is a natural percussionist, and we’re delighted for her.

Primary 7 Transition Events

Now that they are in their final term of primary school, the P7 pupils in our cluster primaries are becoming increasingly excited about their move to Knox Academy after the summer holiday. In preparation for that move, we have a number of transition events taking place this term. Recently, they joined us for health & wellbeing and literacy events. Throughout the day, the P7s were supported by our S3 pupils. Mrs Rankine, who organised the literacy event, described our S3s as “supportive, kind, professional, positive, engaged!  They knew exactly what they were doing and really made the day for the P7 pupils.  They were a real credit to the school and demonstrated pupil leadership in action.”...


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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