"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

It's that time of year when you get to decide on the Pupil Leadership Team for Session 2022-2023...
The Head Pupil Question Time will take place on Wednesday 29 June, Periods 4 and 5. Now is your...
A fantastic opportunity for new S4, S5 and S6 pupils this summer! East Lothian Tutoring...
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy: Closing Date:...
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy: Closing Date:...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

24 June 2022

It was fantastic to have parents, carers and school partners join us last night at our Awards Ceremony to celebrate the successes of our pupils both in and out of school. We presented 277 awards last night for both academic attainment and achievement. We were also delighted that Irene Ogilvie, from Haddington Rotary, was able to join us to present the awards that they have given the school. It was so nice to come together, after two years, to have this as a live event and feel that true spirit of community. Last night’s event marks only one of the ways we celebrate the achievements of our pupils and complements our termly Diligence Awards, Achievement Ties and Hot Chocolate Friday’s.

We have also had our fifteen Pupil Leadership Team interviews going on this week and feedback from those conducting these is that they have been of a very high quality. Next week is the hustings and our candidates will share their manifestos with the wider school online and this will be followed by an Open to Question session on Wednesday. Following voting next Thursday, pupils will be informed of the outcome on Friday morning at 9am. I will be able to announce the new Pupil Leadership Team in my Head Teacher’s update that day. I know whoever is elected they will have all done an amazing job in applying!

Pupils’ News

S6 Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a Rotary International project with a proven record of personal development and leadership for young people. RYLA gives young people the opportunity to expand their horizons by developing leadership skills, increasing self-confidence, in addition to obtaining new skills and developing old ones, and returning a young person with enhanced attributes to benefit their current or future employer. Participants learn to work effectively as part of a team, discover the benefits of delegation, discover unexplored individual skills and work to tight deadlines. The week is designed to take the delegates out of their individual comfort zones, to recognise and develop them as individuals and team leaders, and each day finishing with an individual and team review.

The week-long project takes place in July 2022. 17-22 July is for girls; 22-27 July is for boys. This a great opportunity. If parents/carers could encourage their young people to sign up to this that would be great. If they are interested, they should see Mr Flood ASAP. ...


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.  

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