"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."

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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

17 June 2021

On Monday 14 June we held a virtual meeting with our P7 Parents/Carers to give them some more information about the school and transition. It was lovely to meet with them all and the young people who tuned in too. We are so looking forward to welcoming all our new S1 pupils in August. Mr Illingworth is producing a FAQs sheet as a result of the meeting and this will be sent to parents/carers and primary schools soon.

Our new timetable started this week and pupils have seemed really enthusiastic and engaged in their new classes and have enjoyed moving up a year group.  These two weeks should allow all pupils to settle in to their new subjects, classes and meet their new teachers prior to the summer holidays. This should make for a smooth start to the new term in August.

Covid-19 Mitigations in Schools (post summer) – there will be an update from the Scottish Government during the summer for the return of schools in August. Any changes to health and safety mitigations for this return will be communicated to parents/carers and pupils prior to starting back on 18 August.


We will be welcoming three new probationers to the school in August in English (Mr Welsh), Psychology (Ms Tkacz) and Ms Fletcher (French).

We are also advertising for a temporary position in Biology for session 2021-22.


On the last day of term, we are going to have a PRIDE dress down day to raise awareness and celebrate the LGBT+ community at Knox and in our community. We are asking each registration class to dress up in the colours of the LGBT+ flag. There will be a prize for the best class. The school has come a long way in being more inclusive and next year we will be working towards the Silver LGBT Charter.

Parents/Carers Information

School Improvement Plan

The full version of our School Improvement Plan is now on our website. 

School Trips and Excursions Session 2021/22

Based on the evidence currently available and lessons learned from the impact of the pandemic on residential school trips, the Council Management Team have taken the decision that no international school visits will be undertaken by ELC schools in the session...


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.