General News

Published: 14 May 2011

The Art Department were highly excited to be working with artist Gemma Coyle in association with the Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington.

Two S2 classes worked with Gemma to produce an animation which is now on show at the gallery until 11 June 2011 as part of their 'Art and Landscape' exhibition. S4 pupils have also been given the opportunity to exhibit their work in the gallery, and their work can be seen in the space just outside the cafe area on the first floor.

We would like to say a big thank you to Gemma and all of the staff at the Peter Potter Gallery, as well as a huge well done to all of the talented S2 and S4 pupils who took part!

Published: 13 May 2011

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the following vacancies commencing August 2011.  Applicants interested in these positions are invited to apply through myjobscotland, where further details can also be accessed.  The closing date for applications is Sunday 29 May 2011.



  • Depute - Full Time, Temporary post from 15 August 2011 - 29 June 2012 - 1 post (internal East Lothian Council applicants only)

Published: 11 May 2011

Pupils who live in Pencaitland and take public transport to and from school will be affected by the change of operator on this route.  The school has received the following information.

Please be aware that First Bus take over this route from Prentice Coaches on Monday 16 May

Morning:  the 123 Service will pick up in Pencaitland at 08.20 am

Afternoon: it is likely that pupils will miss the 4 pm bus.  The next service is at 5 pm.  Pupils may wait in the Food Court if necessary.

Published: 10 May 2011

The information below regarding payments for Activities Week applies to all pupils who are not on residential excursions.


S2/3 Activities Week takes place on 6th - 9th June 2011.
Please note that all payment for this must be handed in by Friday 27th May

S1 Activities Week takes place on 13th - 16th June.
Please note that all payment for this must be handed in by Friday 20th May

All money should be taken to the ASDAN room at the back of the Food Court on Tuesday or Thursday lunchtimes.


Any outstanding payments for residential trips (including spending money) should still be handed to the nominated member of staff for the excursion.

E Orr
Activities Week Co-ordinator

Published: 09 May 2011

Knox Academy has received the following letter from East Lothian Council regarding the proposal to make the one-way system in Haddington permanent.  Comments from interested parties are invited within 6 weeks of the date of this letter. 

Any correspondence should be addressed to Ray Montgomery, Head of Transportation at East Lothian Council.


Please make use of the full-screen button to read the letter clearly...

If you are unable to see the embedded document (such as reading this via the Website Update email) please click here.

Published: 06 May 2011

We need your help on Saturday 4 June 2011!  All proceeds go towards your children.

Last year we organised a Festival Café at the Neilson Park Fun Day which, thanks to your support, was a great success with the Community and in raising funds for the school.

We have been asked to organise catering at the Fun Day again this year and we will also be having a cake and candy stall.   We will again need your support to make this venture a success.

If you can supply baking or give some time on the day – even one hour – please get in touch.  Our busiest time is in the afternoon to serve refreshments and clear tables (2 pm - 4 pm).  If you can manage the tidying up slot of 4 pm – 5 pm your help will be greatly appreciated!

If you feel that you are able to help in any way, please contact Mrs Ball, Knox Academy via email or Ann Richardson (01620) 822340.


Please provide the following information along with your name and a contact telephone number:

  • I am able to supply baking e.g. cakes/tray bake/scones - baking to be brought to the marquee between 9 am and 12 noon on 4 June or handed into Knox on the morning of Friday 3 June
  • ‪I can help out on the day with preparation, serving refreshments, clearing up
  • The most suitable time for me is:
    • 9.00 – 10.30 am
    • ‪10.30 – 12.00 noon
    • ‪1.30 – 3.00 pm
    • ‪3.00 – 4.00 pm
    • ‪4.00 – 5.30 pm

Your help is greatly appreciated !

Knox Academy Support Group

Published: 02 May 2011

Pupils who are currently studying for SQA examinations will find information available on the SQA's Your Exams 2011 website useful.

SQA's timetable builder is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android, and a Java version for other phones.  This application lets you build your exam timetable and also provides key information relating to sitting your exams.

Key features

  • create your own personal timetable
  • add SQA exams and non SQA custom exams
  • add multiple exams in one search
  • add notes to exam listings
  • display exam times as either a list or calendar
  • send timetable to e-mail address
  • integrate into other calendars via iCal attachment (eg. Google calendar, Outlook)
  • help and guidance for sitting exams including exam study guides
  • links to MySQA and other useful websites

To download this free app please click here.

You can also build a personal exam timetable directly on the SQA website.

The complete SQA timetable (PDF document) can be downloaded here.

Pupils may also be interested in signing up for the MySQA service which provides exam results by email/text by 9 am on Thursday 4 August 2011.

Published: 27 April 2011

As part of the Haddington Festival for 2011, Haddington Community Council are holding an East Lothian's Got Talent Contest during the Festival.

The deadline for entry has been extended until 7 May 2011.


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Published: 13 April 2011

During May there are examinations taking place on Monday holidays and Friday afternoons.

If any bus-pass pupils (excluding East Linton and Pencaitland) require transport to school and back home please let the school office know by Thursday 28 April, as we need to organise transport through East Lothian Council.

The SQA Exam Timetable and other useful exam information can be viewed on the SQA Your Exams 2011 site.

Thank you.

School Admin Team

Published: 10 April 2011

Listen again to the fantastic musical talent of Knox Academy pupils who took part in the Spring Concert held on Wednesday 6 April 2011.

To listen and view the videos please click here.