General News

Published: 23 August 2019

Please may we ask for your co-operation in this important matter.

One of our pupils is receiving medical treatment for cancer/leukaemia that puts them at risk from measles, chicken pox and shingles. If they come into contact with anyone suffering from these conditions the pupil requires to be given some protection against them. Unfortunately this needs to be given within 72 hours of the contact. 

We would ask therefore that if your child develops, measles, chicken pox, or shingles that you inform us immediately so that appropriate action may be taken.

Your child is not at any risk from this situation, however, the health of our pupil does depend on your co-operation in this matter.

Published: 20 August 2019

I hope you all had a lovely summer break and it has been wonderful to welcome the young people back to school.

As you may be aware, Knox Academy’s school values were agreed two years ago through consultation. These values are: Ambition, Respect and Community (ARC)

The next step is to develop a whole school vision and I am inviting parents/carers, pupils, staff and community partners to give their views so that our vision truly is a joint one.  Our overall vision will focus on what we would like all our young people to achieve over the next 5-10 years at Knox Academy. I would therefore like to ask all parents/carers to complete a very quick questionnaire (one question) to help develop our vision.

Pupils, staff and community partners will also be completing the same questionnaire so that the vision truly is a joint one. 

Please can you complete this questionnaire by 7 September 2019 at very latest. 

Thank you very much for your support and helping to lead our school forward.

Sue Cook
Head Teacher

Published: 16 August 2019

I hope you all had a relaxing a peaceful summer. Although the weather wasn’t quite what we experienced in 2018 there were plenty of good days to be out and about to enjoy local attractions for those who weren’t venturing further afield.

I spent my holiday in Scotland – both at home in East Lothian and North in Applecross. The changeable weather meant that for once I was able to tackle some severely outstanding de-cluttering inside and when the sun shone focussed my attentions outside in the garden.

On Wednesday I could hardly believe I was uttering that immortal phrase ‘My haven’t you grown?’ as pupils entered into the playground, some more hesitantly than others, all with a smile on their faces, and without a doubt everyone had increased in height by a good 2-3 inches. Read more here...Newsletter 16.08.19

Published: 10 August 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 18 August 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 16 July 2019

You can now apply for Education Maintenance Allowance for the academic year 2019/20. EMA is a weekly £30 payment for young people 16-19 in full-time education or undertaking an activity agreement.

Further details are available on the East Lothian Council website.

Published: 28 June 2019

Well we got here and what an incredible year of achievements it has been.

All of our young people have been kayaking, and participated in Masterclasses in German, Community Art and Outdoor Learning.

They have planned, shopped for and cooked delicious meals and produced home baking in the Food Court and Life Skills Flat.

More cakes and buns have been lovingly made for fund-raising activities: Autism Awareness, Cash for Kids and Meadowpark Funds. Read more sucess stories here...Meadowpark Matters

Published: 27 June 2019

Two additional in-service days have been granted for session 2019/2020 as part of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers’ pay negotiations.

The dates for these are: Tuesday 22 October 2019 and Tuesday 7 January 2020. Pupils will not attend school on these dates.  

All school holidays for session 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 can be viewed on East Lothian Council’s website and on our website under Session Dates.

Published: 21 June 2019

Transitions have been a huge success and it has been a joy to witness young people become more established and secure in our environment as their familiarity has increased. The addition of Mr Swanston to the team is very exciting and he brings with him knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. After our teacher meeting on Tuesday afternoon I reflected on how much we have progressed and that all those who have joined the Meadowpark team its emerging journey have done so with good grace, optimism and energy which is sending out  a positive message to pupils, parents and the wider community #whatwecando #wecandoit. Read more here...Newsletter 21.06.19

Published: 21 June 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019

Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 20 June 2019

All pupils and staff will be able to vote for the new head pupils next Tuesday (25 June 2019). Below are the manifestos from all candidates to help to inform your decision. Thank you for reading.