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Recent News

Starting in January 2020, East Lothian Works and Edinburgh College offer introductory courses based...
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The Knox Academy Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7 pm...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

13 December 2019

School News

S4/5/6 Prelims

These are now completed and young people are beginning to receive their marks back. The S5/6 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday 9 January and the S4 Parents’ Evening takes place on Wednesday 15 January and these evenings will provide an important opportunity to discuss your young person’s progress, next steps and presentation levels. I would encourage parent/carers to make attendance at these evenings a priority so we can work together to achieve the best outcomes for your young person.

Pupil News

The Big Sleep Out

It was great to have a number of our pupils taking part in the Big Sleep Out last weekend to support raising funds for the homeless.  Last Saturday night was extremely wet and cold for this event and their experience of sleeping out in these conditions demonstrated the need to continue to work together to reduce and ultimately eradicate this.

Parents/Carers Information

HMI continuing engagement

HMI have provided very positive feedback on the school’s progress in addressing areas for improvement identified in our original inspection in November 2016 and initial follow up in March 2018.  We will now look forward to receiving their final report in due course.

Diligence Certificates    

These will be issued next week. Diligence nominations, from subject teachers, are given to those pupils who demonstrate hard work and commitment, on a day to day basis throughout Term 1 (August – December).  The certificate will detail all subjects they have been nominated in. The ultimate aim is for pupils to be nominated in all of their subjects and if in term one they are not, to aim higher and achieve this in Term 2 (January – March/April). The idea behind these awards is to create ambition (one of our school values) and raise attainment and achievement through sustained effort and commitment to their studies.  More information on our diligence awards is available by clicking on this link Diligence Awards

Christmas Concert

It was a fantastic start to our festive celebrations on Wednesday evening with talented performances at our Christmas...


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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