General News

Published: 19 September 2019

East Lothian School Uniform Bank was set up by a local parent and has been further developed with support from Carefree Kids and Support from the Start.

Our aim is to ensure that every child in East Lothian has access to a suitable school uniform.

With this in mind, we are looking for donations of new or used good quality school uniform items. We are asking parents that as it nears the end of term, if they have any good quality items that they no longer have the use for to consider donating them to us.

We have also set up an Amazon Wishlist where new items can be purchased and donated to us.

The School Uniform Bank is in the process of building up a stock of school uniform items that will then be used to assist families who are referred on to us.

We would be grateful if this information can be passed onto parents/carers of children attending your school.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or Facebook if you require any additional information.

With thanks
Paula Edmond
Project Manager, Carefree Kids

Published: 13 September 2019

The latest updates to the Extra-Curricular Timetable including Supported Study Sessions is now available.

Published: 13 September 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 22 September 2019

Closing Date: Sunday 29 September 2019

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

Published: 12 September 2019

To support pupils, parents/carers and staff we have developed an updated Attendance Management Policy

This outlines the measures we will all take to promote good attendance and accurately record school absences. 

We are very grateful for your support in this very important area.

Published: 12 September 2019

A short but very sweet newsletter this week. I am delighted to hear so much positivity from across the school and the achievements of our young people. This week one pupil managed to make it into a computing class in Knox Academy – the first time he has made it into a class in Knox since 2017. We are immensely proud of him and a huge thank to Mr McSwan for stepping in at the last moment to ensure the class went ahead. This particular young person has built up trust in all staff members and so a massive thanks – and box of chocolates – to them as well, because everything we do is a team effort. Read more here...Newsletter 12.09.19

Published: 12 September 2019

Many thanks to everyone who voted in yesterday's Pupil Parliament elections, and particular thanks to the House Captains and Mr Redford's Higher Politics class for running the Polling Station. Many congratulations to the following newly-elected representatives:


  • S1: Ruaridh Morrison 
  • S2: Benjamin Gopo
  • S3: Greg Smith 
  • S4: Katie Moore 
  • S5: tbc


  • S1: AJ Gardiner
  • S2: Cadence Barr
  • S3: Taylor Black
  • S4: Tom Riddle
  • S5: Carrie Evans


  • S1: Alasdair Easton
  • S2: tbc
  • S3: Ellen Hunter
  • S4: Dana Harkess
  • S5: Marilyn Briggs
Published: 11 September 2019

East Lothian Council are looking for your views on supported bus routes in East Lothian. Their new consultation invites comments on services as well as ideas about new/different services. Have your say on the East Lothian Consultation Hub.

Published: 10 September 2019

East Lothian Works is the ideal stopping point for adults looking for information and advice on jobs, training or skills development. We can help you improve your chances in today’s job market with everything from career advice to support with job applications, CVs and interview techniques. We can also help you brush up your core skills for the workplace, or for life in general.

To find out more, click here, call 01620 827262 or email

Published: 06 September 2019

Zoolab were with us this morning and informed and delighted with the following animals: Sally the giant African land snail, Gary the fat tailed gecko, Steve the scorpion, Sophie the corn snake, and Raquel the white rat. Almost without exception Meadowpark pupils love animals of all shapes and sizes and as well as a natural curiosity to find out more about habitat and habits, our pupils are extraordinarily empathetic and were keen to understand more about these fabulous creatures. Being able now to refer to this hands on experience will assist in further study in particular SQA Personal Achievement Awards Caring for a Pet. The experience will also inform literacy by reading and writing about the animals and numeracy when we consider temperatures of natural habitats, type and quantity of food and family groups. We have already booked for a repeat visit from Zoolab next September. Read more here...

Published: 02 September 2019

East Lothian Youth Theatre run drama workshops throughout East Lothian giving young people access to good quality drama tuition.  The classes are supported by East Lothian Council to help reduce fees and make the classes more inclusive as ELC believe every child should have access to arts provision.

Groups are led by experienced drama professionals at a variety of locations across East Lothian, with over 20 competitively priced classes to choose from. These energetic and fun classes let you explore creative movement, mimes to music and structured improvisation whilst gaining confidence through games and activities.

11 Important Benefits of Drama!

  • Self-Confidence
  • Imagination
  • Empathy
  • Cooperation
  • Concentration
  • Communication Skills
  • Fun
  • Emotional Outlet
  • Physical Fitness
  • Memory Appreciation for Arts and Culture
  • …because it will bring joy into your life!

Groups are for ages 5 to 18 years and beyond and are booked termly in advance. To book online go to the East Lothian Youth Theatre website.


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