General News

Published: 09 January 2010

Did you miss the S6 pantomime?

Seen it but want to see it again?

The S6 are donning their costumes, warming up their voices and going over their dance moves to entertain you once again. Sleeping Beauty will be performed on Tuesday 12 January 2010 in the School hall at 6.30 pm – Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for pupils.

Tickets can be bought on the door or from the Drama department at lunchtime.

Hope you can make it!

S6 Pantomime Cast and Crew


Published: 07 January 2010

Friday 8 January

Knox Academy will be open to both staff and pupils tomorrow - Friday 8 January.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back after an extended Christmas break. School resumes at 8.44 am.

The current transport position is that most buses will be running as normal. However, there will be only one bus leaving the centre of Gifford (No. 158). The services 157 and 159 to outlying areas will not be running. This position could change if the weather deteriorates, please continue to check the East Lothian Council website.

Please also continue to listen to Radio Forth if conditions deteriorate as they will be notified of any school closures.

S Ingham

(on behalf of JB Craig)


Published: 06 January 2010

Thursday 7 January

Following an East Lothian Council emergency conditions meeting it has been decided that all East Lothian Schools will remain closed to pupils tomorrow - Thursday 7 January.

It is hoped that conditions will improve over the course of tomorrow which will allow us to prepare for a full opening on Friday.

Decisions about school openings on Friday 8 January will be made by 3 pm tomorrow and will be intimated via East Lothian Council's website.

M Duddin

(on behalf of JB Craig)


Published: 05 January 2010

Wednesday 6 January

Following the most recent Met Office forecast East Lothian Council have been advised that there will be severe snow falls (up to 15 cm) throughout East Lothian from 6 pm this evening (Tuesday 5 January).

As a consequence of this forecast all East Lothian Schools will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 6 January) for pupils.

Decisions about school openings on Thursday 7 January will be made by 3 pm tomorrow and will be intimated via East Lothian Council's website and on this website.

M Duddin

(on behalf of JB Craig)

Published: 21 December 2009

Each year Knox Academy presents 'Christmas Boxes' filled with 'goodies' to members of the local community.

The theme this year for the Christmas Boxes was 'Disney' and once again all registration classes have excelled themselves by producing some wonderful boxes.

A massive thanks to all registration teachers for their encouragement to the pupils.  Special thanks to Mrs McInnes in her motivational role across all registration classes.

A selection of photographs of the boxes (chosen by Catherine Muir 4G1) can be viewed below:


Lorna MacKay 4T1

Competition Winners

Overall: 6T1 (Disney Castle)

Highly Commended:

  • 1G2, 1T1

  • 2L1, 2T1, 2T2

  • 3G1, 3L1, 3T1

  • 5G1, 5T2

Judges' Special Mention:

  • 1G1

House Winners:


  • 2G2 (Balloons)


  • 1L3 (Christmas Tree)


  • 2T1 (Dumbo)



Published: 21 December 2009

Over the course of the last year we have jointly explored the various challenges of developing and sustaining a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Contingent at Knox Academy.

The contingent has a long and proud history, but have faced a number of challenges over the last few years.

An open letter from the Head Teacher at Knox Academy and Commander 51 (Scottish) Brigade can be viewed and downloaded below:




Published: 16 December 2009

Haddington | Directory

As part of the Young Enterprise Programme, Team Rise are making great headway with their website.

We aim to promote the smaller businesses and better known ones in our town as well as creating a fantastic website for potential customers locally and further afar customers in Edinburgh.  Haddington | Directory has all the information you might need, ranging from detailed information on all of the products offered, to photos from each angle of the store. 

Currently the website is complete with the Winter season’s businesses who have signed up.  Why not take a visit to a health and beauty salon you never knew existed, or browse through one of our gift stores for the perfect present?  We have a great range of shops grouped together on one website and we hope that there is something for everyone, whether your passion is sport or clothes or bathrooms!

Our website is and is waiting to be explored.

Emma Lynas, Tom Gates, Andrew Wright, Olivia Hansen, Lewis Wilkie, Phillippa Jackson and Bruce Halloran
S6 Pupils


Published: 14 December 2009

Each year Knox Academy presents 'Christmas Boxes' filled with 'goodies' to members of the local community.

This year's theme for the Christmas Boxes has been decided – Disney Christmas scenes.  This theme covers all Disney Christmas characters, films or memorable Christmas scenes.  All tutor groups are invited to take part in this interhouse competition.  We ask everyone to get involved in this worthwhile event to make this year bigger and better than last year!

Photographs from Christmas 2008 are shown below.  Last year the theme was "Pantomime".

Lets get creative!




Published: 25 November 2009

New lockers have arrived and we now have a sufficient number to allocate a locker to every pupil who wishes one. If pupils who do not currently have a locker wish one, they should  visit the main office for a form and to pay a £5.00 deposit.

All pupils who currently have a locker will have this reallocated on Monday 30 November.

Pupils MUST bring their locker key that day – further instructions will follow.


Published: 24 November 2009

All parents/carers of pupils at Knox Academy are automatically part of the Parent Forum.  To represent the views of parents/carers a smaller body, known as the Parent School Partnership, meets on a monthly basis with the Head Teacher, Teachers, Support Staff members and the Head Boy/Girl.

The purpose of the Partnership is to enable parents and school staff to work together to ensure the best possible educational experience and outcome for the pupils of Knox Academy.

There are currently vacancies on the Parent School Partnership and as such an election will be held on 20th January 2010 to elect new members.  If you are interested in getting involved please visit the Parent School Partnership website or view the attached documents for more information.