General News

Published: 16 September 2021

Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director) has written to all parents/carers:

"We are now well into the new academic year, and I have been delighted to see reports of children and pupils returning filled with enthusiasm and optimism for the year ahead. I hope that is reflective of the experience in your own household.

At this stage, I wanted to write to you so that I can help explain how cases of Covid-19 in childcare settings and schools are being managed, and how information that has been gathered since the start of term is helping to inform what arrangements need to be in place going forward."

Continue to read the full letter from Jason Leitch

Published: 16 September 2021

The National e-Learning Offer will continue to support learning and teaching in session 2021/22. Its combination of live sessions via e-Sgoil, recorded lessons on West OS and further supported resources can be used when in school and settings and for any further periods of remote learning or self-isolation. Find everything in one place via the NeLO search page. Full details are available below:

Published: 16 September 2021

Grab the gloves and let's make Haddington an even better place to be this Monday 20 - 26 September 2021. Pick a time that suits you.

Published: 13 September 2021

The Social Subjects Support Classes Timetable is now available for Session 2021/2022.

All members of staff will support you in your studies.  Please speak with individual teachers to discuss any additional support required to assist you in achieving your AMBITION.

Published: 13 September 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, We appreciate there have been a number of changes in how cases of COVID-19 in schools are being managed since the start of term and that this has caused some confusion and anxiety. We hope this letter helps explain these changes. Full details are available in the letter issued from NHS Lothian on 13 September 2021.

Published: 10 September 2021

We were all amazed by the ingenuity of Esk class this week, who have been demonstrating their design and engineering skills. 

Here they are with their completed kites which flew magnificently.

Some of our groups this week managed to start their block of sessions with Martyn Pegg from the outdoor Education team.

Bush skills and fire safety was the focus of week 1.



It was fantastic to be back swimming this week.  We had a superb first session and I was really impressed by everyone’s positive attitude and independence.  Even the staff!

We have a number of people who are attending college twice per week now.  So a very well done to Danny Stewart who has really taken well to college life and impressed us with his level of independence. 

A big well done also to Cameron Graham and Douglas Whiteside for their fantastic start to college.

Clyde class have really impressed all of us with their inclusion lessons at Knox.  They’ve managed these extremely well and have been a real credit to us. 

They've even had time to hold their own Olympics!

Published: 03 September 2021

We were delighted to welcome children and young people back to school at the start of the new term in August.

We are extremely grateful to you as parents and carers for your understanding and ongoing support through what has been a very difficult 18 months for everyone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for education and learning have been significant and far-reaching. Full details are available in the letter from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education on Friday 3 September 2021.

Published: 31 August 2021

Hearts FC Innovation Centre is running an 8 week gaming programme for S1 - S3's called Gaming For Good and you will have the opportunity to build your own Video Game!

  • Wednesday 15 September 2021 - Wednesday 3 November 2021
  • Once a week for 8 weeks from 4.30 pm - 6 pm
  • Online with some optional support sessions in-person
  • No previous experience in coding is needed
Published: 25 August 2021

At Knox Academy, we have been working hard to achieve Cycle Friendly School Status Award with Cycling Scotland. As part of our application, we need to create a School Travel Plan which includes information from parents and carers. We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this very short Travel To School Survey to support our efforts.



Published: 24 August 2021

East Lothian Council has approved some changes to the Session Dates for the current academic session.  These are:

  • Term Ends - Friday 17 December 2021
  • All Resume - Wednesday 5 January 2022
  • Term Ends - Friday 1 July 2022

Full Session Dates can be viewed within the School Information section of our website.