"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

Many parents/carers have already signed up for parentsportal, and current functions allow absence...
Award-winning Scottish musician, Fergus McCreadie, is returning to Knox Academy for two...
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On Thursday 18 April 2024 we will have a whole school photograph taken by Tempest - just 10 weeks...
Listen again to the Christmas Concert which was held on Thursday 21 December 2023 on the concerts...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

23 February 2024


Our teacher of Technologies vacancy (permanent) closes on Sunday 25 February 2024.

S5/6 Parents’ Evening

Thank you to all parents/carers who came along last night to hear about your young person’s progress and next steps as they move towards their SQA exams in April/May. Speaking to many of you I know you found the conversations with teachers extremely useful and really valued the face/face interactions. If you were unable to make the evening for any reason, and would like to discuss your young person’s progress, please contact their House Team. Thank you.

S3 Work Experience- Can you help us?

We were very excited this week to share our plans for S3 Work Experience.  This is taking place from 27 – 31 May 2024 and it is the first time we have been able to offer this opportunity in a number of years. 

In order to make this as successful as possible, we would very much welcome your help.  Would you, or someone you know, be able to accommodate a pupil for a week’s work experience?  The pupils have to find their own placements but changes in working arrangements for a number of employers have made it more challenging for pupils to find employers able to take them. 

We would be very grateful for any help you can offer and hope that this fantastic opportunity will make pupils even more aware of their options after school.

If you can help in any way, please email workexperience@knox.elcschool.org.uk

Digital Academy

Education Scotland is looking into a Digital Academy and wants to hear from S3-S6 pupils to get their ideas about what this should look like. They want to ensure that young people have a big say in the design of it. Please can I ask you to encourage your young person/people to complete this as this is a really important step forward for our learners (and future young people) and how we can work flexibly in the future to meet their needs. The survey closes on 29 February - so not long! Please click on this link to access it. Thank you for your support with this...


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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