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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

28 June 2019

What an amazing last few weeks of term it has been. We had our annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards Evening (SPOTY) last Friday night, with many of our young people recognised for their sporting achievements throughout the year at school, regional and national levels. It was great to have Lucy Lanigan, Scottish hockey player, and Gemma Gibbons, silver medallist in Judo at 2012 Olympic Games, to present prizes and be our guest speakers.  A huge thank you to Louise Allan and Charlie Gates (new S5) who organised the whole evening. What tremendous leadership skills they showed in doing this and we are very proud of them for this.  Thank you also to the PTA for supporting the event and to Allan McDougall Solicitors for sponsoring the event.

Evening of Celebration

It was another great night on Wednesday when we gathered together as a community to celebrate our young people’s academic and wider achievements across the year.  The evening started with a film that gave an overview of some of our main achievements at the school this year and this was followed by Maria Lyle, our guest speaker for the evening, talking about being a Paralympian and the challenges she has faced throughout both her school and sporting careers.  She spoke from the heart and her key messages were based around resilience, self-belief and the power of community.  Pupils were then presented with certificates for hard work and commitment throughout the year before moving on to subject awards, named awards and finally S3 and S5 Duxes. 

Congratulations to all of our young people who received awards at SPOTY and our Evening of Celebration. 

International Trade Summer School

A team of five pupils attended the International Trade Summer School on Tuesday 25 June in Edinburgh. The event was organised by the Department for International Trade and Liam Fox, the Minister for this Department, sent a personal message to all the teams, wishing them luck. 

The team were up against six other schools from East Lothian, Edinburgh and Fife. They were faced with three challenges throughout the day which included creating an export strategy for selling bicycles to Morocco and making decisions about production and resources to maximise profitability. After much hard work, determination, good negotiating, excellent team communication the team presented their ideas to the rest of the competitors and judges; Knox Academy came out...


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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