August 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.

Published: 20 August 2021

Do you still need to get your 1st or 2nd Covid jab?

Pop in to a drop-in at #EastLothianCommunityHospital or elsewhere in Lothian this weekend.

Please leave 8 weeks between your 1st and 2nd jab. Detailed information on Drop-in Clinics.

Published: 18 August 2021

COVID-19 asymptomatic testing programme for school/ELC staff and pupils Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to let you know about the Schools/ELC Asymptomatic Testing Programme, which is in place as part of the package of COVID-19 risk reduction mitigations in schools across Scotland, and to give you more information about how the programme operates in our school. Full details are available in the letter issued on 18 August 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: 17 August 2021

We provide free Home to School Transport (HTS) for East Lothian pupils who live more than two miles away from their local primary or secondary school.

The pupil's home address is defined as being that of their parent or legal guardian, not the address of a childminder or relative who may care for them on school days.

In the event of parental separation, the home address is defined as the address of the guardian receiving the Child Benefit payment.

Free school transport isn't available if you choose to send your child to a school that isn't their local primary or secondary school.

Please contact your school office for advice on how to submit an electronic application form for Home to School Transport. Paper applications are no longer issued.

Published: 16 August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer I hope that you have enjoyed the summer holiday period and your child is looking forward to their return to school. Our staff in schools are very much looking forward to seeing them! As you may be aware, measures to reduce the likely transmission of Covid-19 will remain in place for the first six weeks of the new term. Many of these measures will be familiar to you and your learner from previous terms. Your school will provide you with specific details on the arrangements in their setting and we ask that you refer to this information. Full details are available in the letter issued on Monday 16 August 2021 from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education Service.

Published: 11 August 2021

I hope you and your families have had an enjoyable summer break and your young people are excited about the prospect of returning to school next week. We are so looking forward to welcoming all of our S2-S6 pupils back to school and also very much looking forward to meeting all our amazing new S1 pupils.  It will be fantastic to have all the school community together and feel that buzz around the building again.

Please take time to read this information carefully and discuss it with your young person at home. This letter from our Head Teacher Miss Cook, covers arrangements for the first day back and the health and safety procedures we have put in place to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.

Published: 02 August 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 15 August 2021

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