General News

Published: 22 January 2010

The minutes of recent meetings are now available in the School Council section of the Knox Academy website: School Info > School Council.

The minutes of the latest meeting on Thursday 21 January 2010 can be viewed below: 


Published: 20 January 2010

Library now has new study guides available for pupil use. They are available for 7 day loan and held in the study support section of the library.

Click here for library catalogue


Published: 18 January 2010

The S5/S6 Prelim timetable for Session 2009-2010 can be viewed below: 


Published: 15 January 2010

The Scottish Continuing International Professional Development Programme have arranged a Group Study visit to the New Teacher Centre in Santa Cruz, California, which will take place from the 2nd to the 11th February 2010.

Mr Young (Depute Head Teacher) has been successful in obtaining a place on this visit, funded by Learning and Teaching Scotland.  The central theme is the Mentoring of Teachers. 

The group will be involved in a variety of dissemination activities on their return both at national and local level.


Published: 13 January 2010

The latest Extra-Curricular timetable is now available. 

Is there an activity that you could sign up for? 

New members are always welcome.  If you are interested speak with the member of staff detailed in the contact columm next to the activity.

The timetable can be viewed both below and in the Extra-Curricular section of the website.

Due to the nature of the document - please make use of the zoom feature if you are trying to read on screen


Published: 12 January 2010

Watch out for some exciting news in the library ... updates will be made on a regular basis ... coming soon ...



Published: 09 January 2010

What changes have taken place over the past couple of weeks?

  • House points can now be viewed directly under the Head Teacher's Update section - this should further promote inter-house challenge.  The chart is still visible (where it was and still is)  under the What's On section of the website.  The points totals should now be updated each weekend after the Pupil Points Reports are run on a Friday afternoon.
  • There is now a direct link to the Knox Parents site on the front page of this website - this should further assist in improving communications between the school and parents.  Minutes of the Parent School Partnership (Knox Parents) meetings have been brought up-to-date on this website, while also being available on the Knox Parents site itself.
  • Word clouds and other appropriate images have been added throughout the site to engage visitors and aid literacy skills.
  • Many of the information pages of the site have been brought up-to-date (work still needs to be done in this area - especially extra-curricular activities - of which there are many at Knox Academy).
  • Many publications can now be viewed directly on the website with the use of the popular Scribd service, this provides instant access to the information without having to download first.  However the facility to download and print is accessible as ever.
    • The most recent Interhouse Newsletters and Knox News are examples.
  • Very popular with the local community are our Christmas Boxes: photographs of which have been integrated into the news section of the website.
  • The initial structure of the Departmental pages has been created - this is an area for development with the participation of all departments in the school.  At the moment have a look at:
    • Chemistry: they plan to have a Molecule of the Month, Website of the Month and Interesting Fact of the Month.
    • Business Education:  Higher Business Management materials are in the process of being transfered onto this website - this includes class materials, useful Internet links to business articles and homework!  Revision Questions etc will follow.
    • Physical Education: Revision PowerPoints are available for Standard Grade.  These were published last year under the news section of the website.
  • The News and Head Teacher's Update section now have a monthly archive to aid accessiblility to previous postings.


Look forward to:

  • Word of the Week (with archive)
  • Weekly Sports News (with archive)
  • Regular Library Updates (with archive)


We're always interested in hearing from users of our website, what they like, what they don't like, what they think is missing....  If you have any suggestions for additions please contact us at knoxacademy@knox.elcschool...

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)