General News

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.


Published: 16 November 2009

Knox Academy are currently recruiting a fulltime permanent Business Manager.  Please click here or visit the East Lothian Council website for more information.  Please note that this post will be advertised in the press on Friday 20th November 2009. 

Closing Date: Monday 7th December 2009.


Published: 13 November 2009

We have a number of pupils who are part of Haddington Pipe Band. Please show your support for them and their fellow band members by voting for them at  Voting runs until Friday 20 November. If you would like to find out more about Haddington Pipe Band, please visit


Published: 04 November 2009

All pupils in the school will shortly be undertaking the active schools survey.  Pupils can access the survey (when asked to do so) by clicking this link.


Published: 02 November 2009

The Higher Drama Investigative Performances will be showing on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November in the Drama Studio. The performance starts at 6pm. Tickets for pupils are £2.00 and are available from the Drama Department.

Published: 02 November 2009

Congratulations to Emma Young (6T1) who recently became ‘Scottish Mountain & Moorland Champion’ on her horse ‘Machno Showtime’.



Published: 28 October 2009

Congratulations to the 4 Knox Academy pupils who have reached the Scottish Final of the ‘Institute of Ideas Debating Competition’.

Alex Muir, Emma Lynas, Olivia Hansen and Tom Gates took part in a heat against Lanark Grammar and Jedburgh Grammar on Tuesday 27th October; the motions debated were: "CCTV is a threat to our freedom" and "It is irresponsible for women over 50 to have babies".

We wish them luck in the Scottish final, which will be held at Edinburgh University in March.