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Recent News

This is to let you all know that there will be a Paris Trip meeting on Thursday 19 March in T1...
Work continues apace on our garden project, and having diggers and workmen on site is providing...
The expansion of Early Learning and Childcare to 1140 hours in August 2020 requires a significant...
A Haddington based apprentice opportunity for 16+ pupils. Modern Apprenticeship | 1 Position...
We have had a lot of queries from schools about pupils from China.  Pupils (or staff) who have...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

06 February 2020

The last five weeks seem to have whizzed by and we are at the mid-term break already.  It is a busy time of the year, particularly for our senior pupils who are only eight weeks away from the start of the SQA exam diet.  For this reason, please can I ask parents/carers to encourage their young person to do some study during the break and to help support them in studying regularly up until their exams start and throughout these.  I gave lots of study advice and guidance in a previous HT's update and there is a lot of information on our website to support study skills too.  If your young person needs support with organising a study timetable please ask them to see their Pupil Support Leader (guidance).  Attendance at our many after school study sessions and Scholar UK can also support them.


Advertising - Temporary teacher of Music

Recruited - Business Support Administrator – Lisa Lambert was appointed to this post and will start on 27th February. Also we recruited a Science Technician on Wednesday – subject to pre-employment checks.

Pupil News

Young Enterprise Christmas Market

It was lovely to receive a letter from Michelle Ballantyne, MSP, congratulating our Young Enterprise Team ‘Oceanic’ for their excellent eco-products, teamwork and creativity.  Ms Ballantyne has submitted a motion in the Scottish Parliament which read as follows: “That the Parliament congratulates the Knox Academy Enterprise Team on winning the Lothians Best Overall Team Award for its participation in the Young Enterprise Christmas Market; understands that the five –strong team was named Oceanic and was composed of the S6 students, Gregor Naysmith, Ben Ritchie, Clara Wilberforce, Matthew Nelson and Charlotte Gray; notes the team sold ‘eco-packs’ that contained metal straws and bamboo toothbrushes, which raised over £200 at the market; acknowledges that. In addition to winning Best Overall Team, Oceanic took second place in both Best Sales Pitch and Best Product; commends Oceanic for its hard work in taking part in the market, and wishes everyone in the team all the best for the future.

Robert Burns

Knox Academy pupils supported 2 Burns Lunches in the local community this week. On Monday 27 January, the Goats Toes played a set of Burns tunes at the Haddington Probus Club Burns Lunch in the Maitlandfield Hotel.  Pupils who played were Isla...


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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