General News

Published: 12 December 2019

Starting in January 2020, East Lothian Works and Edinburgh College offer introductory courses based in the community, with FREE crèche on offer plus help with travel costs for residents of East Lothian. 
A perfect introduction if you are considering careers in: 

  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Health & Social Care (work with families, children and young people, vulnerable groups) 

Each course includes SQA units delivered by Edinburgh College.
TO FIND OUT MORE, CALL EAST LOTHIAN WORKS ON 01620 827262 or E-MAIL 

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Published: 02 December 2019

As you may be aware the Scottish Government has recently made some changes to the way in which young people are assessed in National Qualifications. The most significant change has been the decision to remove mandatory unit assessment from National Qualifications, with units now removed at National 5 level and Higher. Mandatory units will also be removed at Advanced Higher level in session 2019-20.

We have updated our SQA Presentation Policy to take account of this.

Published: 02 December 2019

At S1 Parents Night on Wednesday 4 December, the Eco-Committee will leave its uniform rack in the front hall for parents who would like to take additional uniform items for their children. There is no charge for taking any items - the goal is to support families and to reduce clothing waste!

There will also be a donation box for anyone who would like to donate uniform items to us. We are accepting all sizes of blazers, white shirts, black jumpers, trousers, and skirts. Please ensure that uniform donations are clean before bringing them in. As a reminder, no hoodies will be accepted as these are no longer part of the Knox uniform.

Published: 01 December 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 8 December 2019

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

Published: 01 December 2019

The Knox Academy Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7 pm. Tickets are available Monday 2 December 2019 for performers, then general release on Wednesday 4 December 2019. £5 or £3 concessions.

It's sure to be a fantastic evening!

Published: 29 November 2019

We are renowned in Scotland for being shy and reticent when it comes to sharing success for fear of being the centre of unwanted attention. We are a nation of name callers and often begrudge the success of others and yet without perseverance and dogged determination some of the most inspirational Scots would not have achieved the recognition they justifiably deserve: Andy Murray, Chris Hoy, Annie Lennox, Calvin Harris, John Bellany, Sean Connery to name but a few.

With the recent introduction of achievement awards and ties we have increased our awareness and celebration of what many pupils in Knox Academy are achieving. There have been some exceptional nominations and recipients – have a look here

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Published: 28 November 2019

A list of  pupils attending the theatre trip to the Lyceum, Edinburgh on Friday 13th December is now up in the Drama corridor. Please check your name is on the list if you think you are going to see A Christmas Carol.

There shall be a meeting about the trip on WED 4TH DECEMBER at 1.15 in the Drama Studio for those who are coming. Bring your lunch!

Published: 27 November 2019

East Lothian Works’ Foundation Apprenticeship leaflet for 2020-2022 has been released! This leaflet displays the frameworks on offer for students, and identifies the pathways available for young Foundation Apprenticeship pupils. This year’s leaflet is particularly special as it features some of our current Foundation Apprenticeship students either at their workplace, or in the classroom. East Lothian Works would like to extend a huge thank you to these young people for being a part of this leaflet.

Foundation Apprenticeships are fantastic opportunities to gain knowledge in a certain subject while also gaining invaluable work experience. This provides students with a competitive edge when applying for jobs, Modern/Graduate Apprenticeships, Universities, and/or Colleges. They also boost confidence, self-esteem, and can provide pupils with a clear sense of direction once they leave school.

Foundation Apprenticeships are available to Senior Phase students. If you are interested in doing a Foundation Apprenticeship please speak to your Guidance Teacher.

More details can be found in the Foundation Apprenticeships 2020-2022 Information Leaflet.

Published: 22 November 2019

The Autumn/Winter term is always packed with activities, which add something special to school life, and this session will be no different in terms of the number of events taking place during the month of December. 

Full details can be found in the Christmas letter from Miss Cook.

Published: 22 November 2019

From when we first opened the Meadowpark doors in August 2015 we have accessed our local community: making and following up plans for cooking and shopping in Tesco; attending Aubigny centre for swimming, badminton, gym sessions; accessing River Tyne for kayaking, nature discovery and discovering a myriad of cycle paths...read more here

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