"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."

Recent News

Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director) has written to all parents/carers: "We are now well...
The National e-Learning Offer will continue to support learning and teaching in session 2021/22....
Grab the gloves and let's make Haddington an even better place to be this Monday 20 - 26 September...
The Social Subjects Support Classes Timetable is now available for Session 2021/2022. All...
Dear Parents/Carers, We appreciate there have been a number of changes in how cases of COVID-19 in...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

16 September 2021

It has been a quick five weeks and we are at the September weekend holiday already. I would like to praise our young people for their high level of engagement in learning and many of the extra-curricular sports and study clubs we are running. They have really been brilliant! Thank you also to our staff team who have worked so hard to provide interesting lessons and support for all our young people to ensure they progress. A final thank you to parents/carers and our partners for working closely with us to support all of our young people in achieving their potential. A true community approach.


It has been great to welcome our two new Music Instructors: Felicity Hudson for Piano and Keyboard and David Laing for Upper Stings.  Both have already settled in and had a hugely positive impact on our pupils.

Mitigations in Schools – update

The First Minister announced in her statement on Tuesday that in order to keep staff and pupils safe in school all mitigations will remain until at least the October break. This includes the wearing of face coverings by all pupils and staff (unless exempt). There will be a continued requirement for staff to keep at least a metre distance from each other and young people when they are in school too. The Scottish Government has also strengthened their recommendation to take a lateral flow test before returning to school.  This is in addition to current advice for staff and pupils to take a lateral flow test, with a few days between these, twice a week, and record the results and to book a PCR test if this is positive or if young people show symptoms (loss of taste or smell/high temperature/continuous cough for an hour or more). If you wish to sign up for LFD testing please complete the online consent form.  LFD test kits can be picked up by pupils first thing in the morning or at reception any time during the school day. They can also be picked up free from testing centres and pharmacies.

Knox Academy Awards Evening 2021

All young people receiving awards have been notified and should now have received their certificate. Filming/photographs for the ceremony took place...


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.