General News

Published: 12 June 2019

Any pupil interested in participating with Queen Margaret University & East Lothian School Libraries “My Future East Lothian” Film Project, please attend an introductory meeting in the school library at break today, Wednesday 12 June.

The project will develop your skills in film editing, script writing, project planning, and interviewing skills. You will be working alongside Queen Margaret University lecturers and students throughout the project.

If you cannot attend this meeting please see Miss Todd in the library ASAP to register your interest.

Published: 07 June 2019

A Visit to Meadowpark Provision... A social story

Published: 07 June 2019

A secondary teacher friend from mainstream school commented this week that she could see the light at the end of the tunnel, meaning of course the summer holidays and I replied that I was sure it was there somewhere but I haven’t quite got sight of it yet. Having come from a primary background it took me a few years to work out why June was a quieter month in high schools: senior pupils have left and the new S1s don’t establish themselves until August so most secondary teachers are currently enjoying a slightly quieter phase. In fact this is something that we can use to our advantage when preparing Meadowpark pupils to attend subject classes in mainstream which a number have this week. I am so proud of those pupils who have managed classes in Knox and their sense of achievement and enjoyment is palpable.... read more here.

Published: 06 June 2019

The exam diet will begin on Monday 27 April 2020 and will finish on Thursday 4 June 2020. 

Results day in 2020 will be Tuesday 4 August 2020. 

The complete timetable will be published on the SQA website in the next few weeks.

Published: 06 June 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 16 June 2019

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

Published: 03 June 2019

East Lothian Council has developed a Draft East Lothian Climate Change Strategy 2019–2024 for consultation, setting out how we will continue to reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming, adapt to changes in our climate, and improve sustainability.

We would like to hear your views on our proposals for how the Council, and the wider East Lothian community, including local communities, businesses, organisations and individuals, can tackle climate change.

For more information watch this video (below), and visit the Consultation Hub for the full document and to give your response.

Published: 31 May 2019

Taking a group to Dounans Outdoor Centre was an opportunity to see the majority of our young people at their very best. Young people who have such a very different take on life participated in team building activities, piled plates high with foods that had previously been banished by them and laughed. They dug into their own reserves for self-regulation by following comforting rituals and trusting that all of us there were on that journey together. Read so much more here...Newsletter 31.05.19


Published: 30 May 2019

Once again our S1 pupils have not disappointed and have been a credit to themselves!

Over the last few weeks they have been working in Business & IT to plan the launch of their own Deli.  This has involved considering brand names, logos, and choosing a suitable location.  Each group carried out market research on potential product ideas from a suggested range of Soups, Sandwiches and Smoothies.  Product labels were designed, and consideration to suitable packaging.  Promotional material was created including business cards and flyers, with a view to their display at their 'stall'.

Each group was asked to deliver a short presentation to invited parents and guests on their allocated day. 

Thanks to everyone who was able to come along or passed on their best wishes. It was great to see so much support and to have another opportunity to speak with parents/carers.  One comment received mentioned how good it was to see skills in action across different curriculum areas.

This week the S1 evaluated their performances and they are now looking forward to starting a new topic in S2 Business & IT on Monday.


Published: 30 May 2019

There are outbreaks of measles in the UK, Europe and the USA. Measles is very infectious but can be prevented with MMR vaccine.  MMR protects against mumps and rubella too.

NHS Lothian is inviting S1-S6 pupils who have not been vaccinated to clinics this summer term and in the holidays. Look out in the post for your clinic invitation.

Make sure to get vaccinated! Together we can stop the spread of measles.

Published: 24 May 2019

The 123 service bus is a supported bus route tendered by East Lothian Council and operated by Eve Coaches the route will not initially be amended to the common school day changes starting on the 3 June 2019. The reason for this is the route is designed to allow people to travel to work, shopping and medical appointments in the first instance.

Transport Services understand out of catchment pupils from Gifford or Pencaitland use the service to travel back and forward to Knox Academy. The service is not designated as Home to school transport.

Transport Services will be conducting a Public Transport consultation starting in June to help shape the next Supported Services Tender, which is due to start 1 April 2020. The consultation will be done over various media methods:

  • Online consultation
  • Public meetings in Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar.
  • Attendance at Community Council meetings if requested
  • Comments by email and Flyer questionnaire

Anything that comes out of the consultation prior to the actual tender that is regarded, as being urgent maybe carried out under a change to the current registrations.

Senior Transport Officer
East Lothian Council