General News

Published: 16 February 2009

The school website underwent an upgrade during the February break and the following changes have been put in place:

  • The calendar on the home page now moves with the date.
  • Visitors to the website will be advised which pages have been updated recently.
  • Departmental pages have been added and work will now commence on completing the content.
  • A Head Teacher's update section has been added to the home page.  This will be updated regularly by Mrs Craig, visitors will be able to access an archive of previous updates for information.

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 improvements please contact us at

Happy browsing!


Published: 16 February 2009

Welcome to Miss Steele who takes up post on a temporary basis today (Mon 16th Feb) in the PE department. 

Miss Steele will be covering the PE timetable of Mr Greenaway who is currenting Acting Principal Teacher Guidance.


Published: 05 February 2009

The school will be closed to pupils from 12.05hrs on Friday 6th February until 8.44am on Tuesday 17th February 2009. 


Published: 05 February 2009

During the February break (w/c 9th February) the website will be unavailable due to essential maintenance and upgrades. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.  The school office will remain open as normal for any queries. 

Watch this space for some new pages!


Published: 02 February 2009

Please note that Knox Academy currently remains open to staff and pupils. 

If there is any change to this status this will be reported on Radio Forth and via this website. 

For information, pupils travelling to school by bus were released early today (Monday 02/02/09) at 12.30hrs following advice from the transport department however the school remained open to all other pupils. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office with any queries.


Published: 29 January 2009

Please click the link below to visit our Sports News pages.  Remember, the Sports News can be found in the What's On section of the website.

For any queries regarding sports activities within the school please contact our Sports & Physical Activities Coordinator (Mr Couper) via the school office.


Published: 27 January 2009

'As you may know, Knox has been celebrating the Burns 250 anniversary in many ways: Burns poetry reading and writing in English, "Tam O' Shanter' illustrations in Art, Burns songs in Music, and the life of Burns in History. If you have a son or daughter in S1 or S2, he or she may well have entered a poem or drawing in a local or national competition, or won a prize in a Burns quiz.

To mark this event, Knox Academy is offering you the chance to purchase the commemorative £2 uncirculated coin at a discounted price. The reverse of the coin features an extract from the original manuscript of "Auld Lang Syne", while the outer ring contains the text 1759 ROBERT BURNS 1796, £2.

The coin is housed in a presentation pack which contains an illustrated booklet on the life and works of Robert Burns. It is available from Knox at the discounted price of £4.74 (Retail price £7.78)'.

If you are interested in purchasing a commemorative coin please contact Mr Plain (Librarian).

Thank you.


Published: 25 January 2009

Good luck to all S5/6 pupils who will begin sitting their Prelims from Monday 26th January.

Remember, w/c 26th January is study leave week - pupils need only attend school for their examinations.


Published: 21 January 2009

The Haddington zone heat of the Rotary Young Musician Competition 2009 took place at Knox Academy on Tuesday 20th January. 

Four pupils took part (Ciara McKay, Hannah Mainstone, Kirsty Paton and Chloe Taylor) and performed outstandingly.  Only two can go forward to the regional final and on this occasion congratulations go to Ciara McKay (flute) and Chloe Taylor (voice). 

Watch this space to hear how they get on.


Published: 21 January 2009

The latest version of the eagerly awaited Interhouse Newsletter has been published ... click this link to view this document and all back copies for 2008/2009.