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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

16 August 2019

Good afternoon

I hope you all had a great summer.  It is fantastic to be back at school and it was wonderful to welcome all our young people back to Knox Academy on Wednesday, along with our new S1.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new parents/carers who have joined the Knox Academy community this year, whether their young person is in S1 or joined another year group.  We will all do our best to ensure your young person achieves their potential and enjoys their time here. 

If parents/carers do have any questions about their young person the initial point of contact is their Guidance teacher.  This is Ms Adam for Garleton pupils; Mr Meekison for Lammerlaw and Mrs Doig/Ms McBride for Traprain pupils. They will do their best to answer your questions or seek out answers for you.


We welcomed a number of new teachers to the school this year:

Mr Paul McFadden (Chemistry), Mr Howard Barnhurst (History), Ms Sarah McDonald (Drama), Ms  Morven Pack (Biology), Ms Maura Maloney – Mandarin (SWIRE), Mr Nick Swanston (Meadowpark), Ms Valentine and Ms Smith (Pupil Support Assistants at Meadowpark) and Ms Lorraine Arnott (Admin at Meadowpark).

School Calendar

The main events throughout our school year are now detailed on our website under 'Calendar’. This gives a day by day account of all our events and is updated throughout the year to ensure it is accurate and when any new events are added. Parents/carers should refer to it now to identify events for their young person so you know well in advance to make any necessary plans. Thank you.

SQA Results

We are very pleased with our pupils’ performance in the recent SQA exams.  Many of our S4-S6 pupils achieved a variety of qualifications ranging from National 2 through to Advanced Higher, demonstrating the school works really closely with our young people to provide courses and qualifications that meet their needs and yet provide challenge. We also have many other courses our young people achieve qualifications in such as Duke of Edinburgh and Bikeability.

S4 - Nearly 50% of our S4 pupils achieved 5 or more National 5 qualifications and 31% attained 7. Nine pupils attained all A passes and a further six attained 6As and a B pass.

S5 - In S5, 24 of our pupils attained 5 Highers, with a number of these pupils attaining all A passes.  62.8% of our S5 attained 1 or more higher...


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.