General News

Published: 13 August 2018

Knox Academy staff warmly welcome Susan Cook to the school as she takes up her new leadership position as Head Teacher.

We look forward to seeing all our students again, including our new S1s, after the summer holidays and our in-service days on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Published: 06 August 2018

The EMA Application process for the 2018/19 School Session is now open, the application form and guidance notes can now be downloaded.

Applications must be received by 30 September 2018 in order for the payments to be backdated to the start of term.

If you have any questions please contact the EMA Team: 01620 827581 or email us.

Laura Muir
Business Support Administrator
EMA Team
Published: 06 July 2018

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:

Closing Date: Sunday 15 July 2018

Closing Date: Sunday 19 August 2018

Published: 29 June 2018

Well we have made it to the end of term and thank goodness for the extraordinarily good weather we have had this week. This week temperatures reached 26’-28’ and all young people have had lots of planned opportunities to be outside learning numeracy, literacy and health and well-being through experiential learning – measuring, predicting, counting, observing, talking and listening. Our young people have also been advised on how to self-regulate in the heat as many do not recognise when they are over-heating and we have had to be quite insistent on removing heavy black jumpers and sweatshirts, encouraging pupils to play, read, and cool down under the  shelter and ensuring that they are all drinking plenty of fluids. Read more here...Newsletter 29.06.18

Published: 29 June 2018

The venue for the S6 Leavers' Dance 2019 is Eskmills, Musselburgh. The total cost of Leavers will therefore be £72.00, however, please be aware this is subject to change as it is based on an estimated number of people attending the event. The following is included in the price : transport to the venue only, a 3 course meal, drink on arrival, sweetie cart, photo booth (prints not included) & DJ entertainment.

Please ensure the following payments deadlines are adhered to :

  • £20.00 deposit - due now or as soon as we return in August
  • £26.00 payment 2 - due by 31/08/2018
  • £26.00 payment 3 - due by 28/09/2018

All payments must be paid online. If you have any issues with payments or would like to speak to a member of staff regarding the above please speak to Miss McBride or Mr Elms.

Published: 26 June 2018

The new Enterprise Hub (know as The Community Kettle) has been awarded £1,000 in the Tom Hunter Foundation 100 Disrupter competition amongst thousands of entries. The competition was open to young people or groups up to the age of 26 who are "positively disrupting Scotland". From the 100 disrupters, the Tom Hunter Foundation will build a platform to showcase all 100 ambitions and will ensure they will be attempted or realised.

The Enterprise Hub (The Community Kettle) will create an all-inclusive stimulating environment within the school where their enterprising ideas and ambitions can become a reality. The Community Kettle will provide leadership opportunities and life skills as well as providing a space in which pupils can be themselves and can widen and further develop their networks. The hub aims  to challenge stereotypes of young people and offer opportunities to build new relationships within the community. This involves networking with local business owners and coming up with innovative ideas that will benefit not only the school but the wider community. The aim is for the hub to become self-sustainable.

The Community Kettle has upcycled desks destined for landfill and has developed the brand named I.D (Individual desks) as a trade name for them.  The plan is to sell to families for use by young children. The desks are being upcycled in partnership with Wee Red Upcycles which is a local social enterprise and we were funded by Haddington Area Partnership to do the work at the school.

As a side project, if it was possible to find a partner that could transport these to Africa we may also look at a link up with children overseas. In addition to this we would equip the space fit for purpose so as to encourage entrepreneurial activities and to help people feel relaxed and open. We would also invest some of the money into creating a small SEED fund to encourage viable, profitable, sustainable ideas and this would be decided by creating a competition for pupils to enter.

A percentage of profits generated by individual initiatives will come back into the Community Kettle thereby supporting sustainability.

Published: 23 June 2018

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:

Closing Date: Sunday 19 August 2018

Closing Date: Sunday 1 July 2018

Published: 23 June 2018

Pupils who are currently studying for SQA examinations will find information available on the SQA's Your Exams 2019 website useful.

Information on Study Leave for May 2019 will follow later in the academic session.

You can build a personal exam timetable directly on the SQA website or download the 2019 SQA Exam Timetable.  The SQA allows schools to change the start times of exams slightly (if necessary), so you should double-check the times of your examinations with your teachers closer to the examination date.

Pupils may also be interested in signing up for the MySQA service which is your direct link with SQA. It lets you view your qualification information, check the personal details the SQA hold for you and if you're sitting exams you can get your results sent by email and text message.

Guidance on Coursework is also provided, including information on how to have your coursework materials returned to you from a previous examination diet.

Published: 23 June 2018

School session dates for the academic year 2019-2020 are now available which will assist families with forward planning.

Published: 22 June 2018

Thank you to families, colleagues and agencies who supported our Open Day on Monday 18th June. Tyne class produced some delicious chocolate cupcakes which were much appreciated and the school felt somehow different with all the doors open and a gentle murmur of chat with the ebb and flow of visitors. Read more here...Meadowpark Newsletter 22.06.18