General News

Published: 15 March 2011

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the full operation of its new Automated Weather Station. The weather station has been funded as part of the Comenius Regio project with Gymnazium Karvina in the Czech Republic. Pupils will be given the chance to examine and compare the data collected by the weather station at Knox Academy and Gymnazium Karvina in the Czech Republic.

Weather information is uploaded to the internet once a week, in arrears.

Details of weather recordings can be found here.

Published: 15 March 2011

Young people from East Lothian are being asked by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) to stand up for what they believe in and make a difference in their communities by standing as a candidate in the March 2011 Youth Parliament elections. 

This is a national organisation which provides young people aged 14-25 a platform to represent young people across Scotland and an opportunity to influence politicians and formal decision makers who are looking for its next group of youth activists.

ALL secondary school age can vote in the upcoming elections 

Candidate Manifestos (PDF File)

for futher information on the election please contact

Caroline Davis
Dialogue Youth Co-ordinator
Musselburgh East
Community Learning Centre
Haddington Road
East Lothian EH21 8JJ
Tel: 0131 653 4071
Mobile: 07813 968823


Published: 11 March 2011

The next Knox Academy Support Group (KASG) meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 March at 6 pm in the school.

New members are always welcome.

Further details on the activities of the Knox Academy Support Group can be viewed here,

Published: 11 March 2011

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the following permanent 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 27 March 2011.

  • Teacher of Biology - Full Time - 2 posts
  • Teacher of English - Full Time - 2 posts
  • Teacher of English - 0.5 FTE - 1 post
  • Teacher of Maths - Full Time - 1 post
  • Teacher of PE - Full Time - 1 post
  • Teacher of Business Education - Full Time - 1 post
  • Teacher of Music/Drama - Full Time - 1 post

Published: 09 March 2011

Come along and be entertained by our senior students as they perform in their first public production...






Wednesday 16 March 2011


6 pm

Tickets £5 for Adults (including Refreshment)


Actors: Leanne Adams, Ryan Bissoonauth, Charlie Cowan, Kelsie Hamilton, Ailie Henderson, Katie MacKinnon and Flora Muirhead

Published: 09 March 2011

The Food Court lunch menu is now available to view within the pupils area of the Health and Wellbeing section of the school website.

Published: 09 March 2011

This morning S4/5 pupils were issued with an invitation for parents/carers to attend the S4/5 Information Evening to be held on Tuesday 15 March in the School Hall from 6.30 - 7.30 pm.  This evening was indicated on the School Calendar and is aimed at parents/carers to help them assist their youngsters with the difficult task of choosing courses for next session.

Members of the Senior Management Team will be available to offer advice and answer questions.  A detailed course booklet will be issued to pupils shortly.

If you are unable to attend but have questions or concerns, please contact the Guidance Staff at the school.

Published: 07 March 2011

There is a car wash at Haddington Fire Station this Saturday (12 March) from 10 am-1 pm to raise funds for the Nicaragua and Honduras Expedition. 

A cup of coffee and some fantastic homebaking is on offer!

Published: 02 March 2011

There are many extra-curricular activities on offer to pupils at Knox Academy.  The most recent version of the extra-curricular timetable is now available in the Extra-Curricular section of the website.

Departments also offfer additional revision classes to pupils as they work towards their Final Exams.  An updated version of all revision sessions on offer will be published very shortly in a separate document. 

Published: 28 February 2011

On the Wednesday 25 February, the Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher Business Management pupils gathered along with some representatives from the local community for the inaugural Knox Academy Business Question Time.

Local business people joined the panel – Joe Forte from Joe Forte Sports, Suzanne Haughey from The Health and Beauty Centre, Mike Hoppe from Subway Haddington and Gillian Burgess who is Manager of M&Co Haddignton.

The panel was chaired by Linda Mitchell from Silver Lining. Alistair Bryce from the East Lothian Council Economic Development Unit was also in attendance.

Each of the panel had different experiences in running different types of businesses which meant that all topics could be covered. The aim of the event was to help us find out information to support our studies and to see what we have been learning about applied to real situations.

Each panellist introduced themselves and told us a little about their business before our questions were put to them. We submitted questions to them asking about everything from recruitment, to cash flow, to how to start up your own business. The panellists answered questions which had relevance to them which allowed us to learn about many different aspects of running a business.

After the event itself we had a chance to mingle with the panellists and ask any further questions which may have not been covered. Overall the event allowed us to take our learning from books to reality and it was a great chance to see what we have been learning about being put into practice. It allowed us to learn about how shops in the local community work and was a great way to refresh our memories on previous topics.

Hopefully the event will allow us to have a greater link with businesses in the local community in the future due to it being such a success! Thanks to all involved.

Megan McCafferty 6L