"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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Listen again to the Spring Concert which was held on Wednesday 27 March 2024 on the...
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy: Closing Date:...
Our Whole School Photograph for Session 2023/2024 will be taken by Tempest Photography on Thursday...
The Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 7pm. Tickets available in the...
An invitation to all parents and carers to our next Parent Council meeting and AGM which is being...

A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

19 April 2024


Congratulations to Steven Illingworth who will take up an acting Head Teacher post at Dalkeith High School for a year. This will start on 3 June 2024 and last until 31 May 2025. The acting position will be advertised today on My Job Scotland..

S4/5 Leavers

It was lovely to meet with those leaving in S4/5 this morning and to thank them for all they have done during their time at Knox Academy both in their studies and, for many, their commitment to the many clubs and societies at the school too. Each pupil was issued with a letter from me which wished them all the very best for their future and asked them to keep in touch with us in regard to their progress. I also asked them that if they did not yet have a positive destination to ensure that they made an appointment with Chris Trotter, our school’s Skills Development Scotland advisor, to ensure they got further support with this. Chris can be contacted on chris.trotter@sds.co.uk and parents/carers can also attend appointments with their young people too.

S6 Leavers’ Ceremony

This is taking place this morning and it will be a celebration of their time here at the school. After a formal ceremony at 9.30am, and a farewell from me on behalf of all staff, pupils will head off for activities and a ceilidh. We will all come back together afterwards for a buffet lunch with all staff and the S6 pupils invited to this. We wish them all the best for their exams and future. I am sure we will also see many of them adorn our stage at our Awards Evening in June. I do hope they will all keep in touch with us. They have been a truly amazing year group and I am sure I speak for all staff when I say I really will miss them. They have been great ambassadors for the school.

SQA Exam Leave

A reminder of the arrangements for S4 and S5/6 for exam leave this year. These letters also give information about our return to school dates. All pupils attending college courses should continue to do so during the exam leave unless they have an exam that day....


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.