"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

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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

11 November 2019

Staffing Update
We welcomed two new staff this week. Mr Daniel Davis started in Music (replacing Ms Loughrey who is on maternity leave) and Nadia Ghanim in Biology.

School News
Knox Academy’s school vision

Following a long period of consultation with pupils, staff, parents/carers, community partners and our associated primary schools, our school vision is, ‘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.’  This will now link directly with all we aim to do as a school community and our outcomes for young people. This vision links well with our school values of Ambition Respect and Community (ARC).

Pupil News
Concert in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

This took place on 26 and 30 October and although the pupils who took part came from a number of East Lothian schools, Knox Academy was particularly well represented. The performances were of a very high standard and extremely enjoyable.  A number of our pupils played solos or were members of small chamber ensembles, and the quality was really something to be proud of.  It was also lovely to see pupils from different schools playing together in groups, particularly the jazz band.  A particular thank you goes to Ms Woodsend and all instructors involved for making this event such a spectacular one through their hard work and commitment to our young people and the young people across East Lothian. A superb concert for such a great cause.

Achievement Ties
It was great to award our first ever achievement ties at the school this week.  From 15 nominations we awarded 13 ties.  All pupils were informed of the outcome of nominations by letters to their home address so if they applied, or someone did on their behalf, and you haven’t received a letter then please contact Mr Moncrieff. A few applications arrived after the deadline date and after the Achievement Tie Committee met so they will be carried over to the next meeting in March.  The committee only meets twice yearly to award ties.  Please do read the criteria for an Achievement Tie, as we have amended this slightly, following parental feedback, to make these clearer...


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.