General News

Published: 29 August 2023

We look forward to welcoming Tempest Photography to Knox Academy on Thursday 7 September 2023 to take another series of individual photographs. 

These will capture our new S1 students, Meadowpark students, new enrollments over the past few months, and also update school record photographs for those without or only a primary school photograph on record.

There will be an option available for our new S6 to have a formal S6 individual photograph, should this be desired - school record photographs were updated in November 2022.

The photographer will start with all students at Meadowpark from 8.45 am, followed by a session in the school library from 10.45 am.

A schedule will follow for exact timings, and teachers will release from class as appropriate. Everybody should return to class promptly after their photograph has been taken.

As usual all students are expected to attend in full dress code including shirt/tie.

Parents/Carers will be given the option to purchase photographs and a range of gifts from Tempest afterwards.

Published: 24 August 2023

The Music Department would love to welcome all the wonderful new 1st year students to Knox Academy.

Please pop along and see us if you would like to find out about any of the following music groups at Knox:

Monday: Knox Jazz Band (3:30pm)

Tuesday: Knox Junior Voices (lunchtime)

Wednesday: Knox Guitar Club (lunchtime)

Thursday: Goats' Toes Folk Group (lunchtime) Knox Orchestra (3:30pm)


Mrs Middlemiss (Monday-Friday) and Mrs Loughrey (Mon, Thurs, Fri)

Published: 19 June 2023

On Friday 23 June 2023 a number of our students are doing a Golf Challenge to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They are calling it the Longest Golf Day and will play 4 rounds starting at 4 am at Castlepark Golf Course. Please support this charity via the Just Giving Page setup for this event.

A Word from Archie's Dad:

Archie was diagnosed in October 2022 with Ewans Sarcoma a rare Bone Cancer and has an inoperable tumour on his spine.

This was devastating for him and us as a family and the last 8 months have been awful for him being in and out of hospital on a weekly basis. Archies treatment plan is brutal with 14 rounds of intense chemotherapy as well as 6 weeks in Manchester at The Christies centre having Proton Beam Therapy a type of targeted radiotherapy directly to the tumour which Archie completed at end of April. Archie has 2 more cycle of chemotherapy to get through.

Teenage Cancer Trust are just one charity that do everything they can to try and keep teenagers going through these awful experiences. They have dedicated support workers that not only offer someone to talk to but also organise trips, pizza nights and social get togethers whilst in and out of hospital with other teenagers going through Cancer. They understand teenagers and their needs and try where possible to bring much needed joy and a listening ear. They have been invaluable to Archie with staff like Connor up here at Edinburgh Sick Kids and also Angie and Steve at The Christie Centre in Manchester. They really are worth their weight in Gold.

On the 23 June 2023 myself, friends, Archie's good pal Rory and other friends of Archie will play 4 rounds of golf in one day to try and raise vital funds and awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust.

We will start at 4 am at Castle Park Golf Club playing 18 holes moving onto Haddington Golf club at about 8.30am followed by a trip to Gifford Golf Club at 1.30 pm and finishing back at Castle Park at about 5 pm. All in all about 16 hours of golf covering about 20 miles. Let's pray the good weather holds up or it may not be as much fun dripping wet for 16 hours!


Published: 09 June 2023

A new approach to smartphone use will commence in August 2023. This will allow us to focus on learning, teaching and working with others, rather than smartphones distracting some of our learners.  Mobile phones should be out of sight during class and between class changeovers.  Pupils can use these at break and lunch in the social area (not the lunch hall) and if parents/carers need to contact their young person in an emergency to do so via the school office, otherwise pupils can pick up their messages at break and lunch.  Many thanks to parents/carers for their support with this.  

Published: 31 May 2023

Please enjoy this short 6 minute film - created as part of the Haddstock-Knox Music Project 2023 


Video Link



Published: 17 May 2023

Premiere of the Haddstock-Knox Music Project 2023 film - Saturday 27 May 2023 at The Bridge Centre at 5pm

In partnership with Haddstock, Just Sing!, Napier University, Youth Music Initiative, and East Lothian Council Arts

LOGO by Thomas Robertson (S4)

Published: 04 May 2023

Venturing Out is an outdoor activities provider, based in East Lothian, offering adventures for all.  Full details of the activities offered in the Summer holidays can be found in the Summer Leaflet 2023

Published: 21 April 2023

S1 Pupils were issued with consent forms for Activities Week 2023 this week.  Please return these to the box in Mr Dempster's room by Wednesday 26 April 2023.

There are a number of payments still outstanding, and registration teachers have these details.  Please let us know of any concerns regarding payments, so that support can be offered where appropriate.

Published: 20 April 2023

In April 2023, East Lothian Council produced guidance for schools in relation to school visits, wider achievement and equity. The purpose of this School Visits, Wider Achievement & Equity Guide for Parents/Carers is to provide parents and carers with a summary overview of this guidance.

Published: 17 April 2023

FREE EXHIBITION by artist Lil Vischer | Open Daily until 25 June 2023 (10am - 5pm)


"In 2020, I started collecting rubbish from one tiny stretch of beach at Longniddry Bents because I was really interested by the different kinds of plastic gathering there. I decided to go back to the beach 100 times (interrupted by several lockdowns!) and make a note of what and how much I was finding. I ended up collecting 26,513 pieces of plastic! What surprised me was that it wasn't just crisp packets, bottles and other 'usual' litter I was finding but everything from fireworks to car lights, cable ties, toys, electric cables, buttons, pens...pretty much everything we use on a day to day basis seemed to be ending up in the sea. I decided to document my find by taking a series of photographs of the items according to type/source and the 61 resulting images can now be seen in an exhibition in the Seabird Centre at North Berwick, along with information on how these objects have ended up in our oceans and what we can do to help prevent further pollution."

FREE EXHIBITION by artist Lil Vischer

Open Daily until 25 June 2023 (10am - 5pm)

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

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