February 2015

Published: 26 February 2015

The P7 Building Resilience and Internet Safety Evening organised by the local primary schools which was due to be held tonight in Knox Academy has been cancelled.

Published: 13 February 2015

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the following vacancy:

Applicants interested, in the following position are invited to apply through myjobscotland, where further details can also be accessed. The closing date for applications is indicated below:

Closing Date: Sunday 1 March 2015

Current vacant posts can be viewed on this website under News > Recruitment


Published: 12 February 2015

Senior pupils who are embarking on the New York adventure over the February Break should ensure the following key points in addition to information already given.

In order to travel you MUST HAVE your passport - don't forget this!

You should meet your Group Leader inside Edinburgh Airport at 7.15 am on Saturday 14 February 2015.


The New York Team

Published: 04 February 2015

The S4 Course Choice Booklet and East Lothian Works Prospectus are both now available.

Published: 04 February 2015

Any S1 or S2 pupil at Knox can become a member of the Children's University and most S1 pupils have joined.  Participation is voluntary. It is run in conjunction with Queen Margaret University and gives accreditation for learning and achievements outside of normal school lesson hours, such as at extra-curricular activities, clubs or at public learning destinations, such as art galleries, museums, the Sea Bird Centre, etc. 

Pupils accumulate and add activity hours, checked by teachers, to their passport record, including an on-line 'e' passport, which records hours spent on activities, eventually leading to bronze, silver & gold awards.  Award presentations (graduations) will be organised and held by Queen Margaret University.  

Being an active member of the Children's University supports learning, as children see that their activities and efforts outside of the classroom are valued and rewarded; they can also achieve better in school as a result of increased motivation from something they succeed at beyond their school subjects timetable, making learning a reality beyond academic studies.  It also opens up opportunities to learn about the role of universities, access to them and the wide range of courses on offer there which is important for learning, life and work when they leave school.  Additionally, Children’s University can provide a vehicle for families to learn together when they visit the range of accredited public learning destinations on offer, even during school holidays.  For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Cumming, Knox Academy.

Published: 03 February 2015

Haddington Library and Tyne and Esk Writers are hosting workshops in March. The workshops are open to all young writers; those aged 8 – 12 have their workshop on Saturday 7th March 2015 and the following Saturday, 14th March 2015, will see 13 – 16 year olds flex their writing talents. Places are limited and can be booked at the public library in the John Gray Centre.

B. Plain

Published: 03 February 2015

Pupils heading on the New York adventure will have received the information below in a letter dated 26 January 2015.


This is the final letter before we depart for The Big Apple! Therefore, there are a few important pieces of information that we need to give you.

  • All pupils must meet staff at Edinburgh Airport at 7.15am on Saturday 14th February. We advise that parents do not accompany pupils into the airport as it may get over crowded.
  • All pupils should ensure that they have completed the VISA online using the ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. If this is not completed the pupil cannot travel.
  • Pupils are responsible for their own spending money. They will need to pay for their own breakfast and lunch so may want to budget for $10-15 per day.
  • Pupils are allowed ONE piece of hand luggage and ONE suitcase. The maximum weight is 23kg. Information about baggage can be found on the British Airways website.  Pupils should also ensure that they do not carry any items that are forbidden in their hand luggage, for example liquids over 100mls.
  • Pack for the cold, once we leave the Hotel we are likely to be out for the day so pupils should dress wisely. They should also bring comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking.
  • We are using East Lothian Council’s own travel insurance. If you would like a copy of this please contact the school.
  • We ask all pupils to be responsible when travelling. They are ambassadors for Knox Academy and Scotland and should follow all instructions given by members of staff without question.
  • Our accommodation address and telephone details are; Manhattan at Times Square      790 7th Ave. At 51st Street New York  Tel: 001 212 581-3300
  • We arrive back to Edinburgh Airport on Saturday 21st February at approximately 9.10am on Flight number BA 1434. Pupils must make their own way home from the Airport.
  • Have fun!

If there are any other issues please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.  Thank you for all your support during the organisation of this trip.


Miss K Bulloch
Mr A Redford
Modern Studies Departmen

Published: 02 February 2015

S1 pupils have been making videos which were not able to be played at the Burns' Supper due to technical difficulties. They can now be enjoyed below. Well done to everyone who took part in remebering Robert Burns.


Tae a Mouse

Sophie Charbonnier, Anna Horsburgh, Jessica Thomson and Jenny Vischer


Burns' Play

Natasha Henderson, Paddy Trouton, Jade McIntyre and Samantha Deacon


Burns' Rap

Luke Adamson, Bora Gunes and Ross Campbell