General News

Published: 08 September 2010

Activities Week Trip lists have now been published and are on display on the notice boards at the school front office.

Pupils must see their Trip Leader to get essential paperwork from them.

Deposits of £100 must be received to secure pupil places.

Questions concerning individual trips should be directed towards the Trip Leader in the first instance.  This can be done via the School Office on 01620 823387 or by email.

If any pupil wishes to move to another trip, they must speak to the both the leader of the trip that they wish to leave, and also the trip that they now wish to go on.

Published: 03 September 2010

Pupils can now collect order forms for Leckie & Leckie and Bright Red past papers from Mr Plain.

The order deadline is 17th September 2010.



Edinburgh University

S5/6 pupils can apply for a Edinburgh University Library reference card. The card allows access to the the book and printed journal collection at Edinburgh University.

Reference cards are issued until the end of June 2011. To apply for a card please see Mr Plain before September 17th.

Queen Margaret University

Pupils in S5/6 can apply for an external membership card with Queen Margaret University. There is no charge for the card but you will be asked for a refunable deposit of £20.

The card allows pupils to borrow 2 items from the univeristy's 21 day loan collection.

For more information about Queen Margaret University external membership please see Mr Plain.

Published: 02 September 2010

Some fantastic dramatical opportunities for pupils at Knox Academy:


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!

Academy productions are proud to announce that after the sucess of the 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' we will be returning in December with our new production of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' the play version. 

Auditions will be held shortly - see posters around the school for further details.


Theatre Arts Workshops

Come along on Tuesdays after school to learn about stage makeup, creating old bruises, cuts and other special theatrical effects.

Places limited so first come, first served!

Starts Tuesday 7 September in Drama Studio 2 from 4 pm until 5 pm.


S1 Monday Drama Club

Learn about slapstick, exaggerated movement and have fun with masks after school – Starting Monday 6 September from 4 pm until 5 pm in Drama Studio 2.

All welcome!

Published: 26 August 2010

We wish to invite you to an information evening which we have organised to give parents and pupils information on a range of topics relating to University and the UCAS process.  The information evening will be held Wednesday 8 September at 7.30 pm at Knox Academy.

There will be a variety of speakers in attendance including representatives from:

  • Edinburgh Napier Univeristy
  • Our Careers Advisor - Jennifer Lawson
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Queen Margaret University

We have asked speakers to cover a variety of topics.  This will help support pupils and parents/carers through the UCAS process and application forms this academic session.  If you wish any further information, please contact Mrs Garwood via the School Office on 01620 823387 or by email.

We look forward to seeing you on 8 September.

Published: 23 August 2010

Two fantastic opportunities available to senior pupils at Knox Academy ...

S5/6 Careers Convention:

Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September. Knox Academy has been given the time slot of 9.30 am - 11 am on 31 August, but pupils can attend with parents/carers 4.30 pm - 6 pm on 31 August. Parental consent forms must be returned to Mrs Garwood by Friday 27 August. Cost £3.


S6 pupils - 2Moro's Driver:

Knox Academy has been given the opportunity to attend the '2Moro's Driver' event at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh on Wednesday 1 September. The event is organised by Lothian and Borders Police Road Safety Unit and is open to pupils in S6.

It is a multi-agency event, which is based on a play funded by Road Safety Scotland. It deals with the fun, risks and the responsibilities involved when becoming a new driver and getting a first car. Parental consent forms must be returned to Mrs Garwood by Friday 27 August. No cost.

Replacement consent forms can be downloaded here.

Published: 23 August 2010

Shortly all S1 pupils will have a copy of the East Lothian Numeracy booklet.  The booklet shows strategies for numeracy techniques/skills across learning.

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Published: 20 August 2010

Can all pupils please remember to fill out their VISA waiver application online, by early September 2010.  The United States of America will soon start charging you to do this, so do it now to avoid being charged.

There are still several places still available on the exciting New York Trip for S5/S6 pupils, which departs in Feb 2011!  If you are interested please see Mr Campbell asap.

Published: 16 August 2010

A reminder to parents/carers and pupils that school resumes for Session 2010-2011 on Thursday 19 August 2010 at 8.44 am.

We look forward to welcoming pupils back after the summer holidays.

Published: 01 August 2010

A copy of the Knox Academy "August Pack" for Session 2010-2011 can be viewed below:


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Published: 05 July 2010

Congratulations to Katie Archibald (2T3) and Perry Stewart (1T3) who recently won prizes in the Learning for Life Awards, after a series of lessons in RME.

Katie won 1st prize in the Learning for Life Awards (Level 2) and Perry won 2nd prize (Level 1) so Knox Academy was well represented in the awards.

Some Background on the Programme

The Values Poster Awards is a rewarding learning activity for S1-S4 pupils.  It helps them to explore their character, ideals and values through a unique poster template using supporting resources.  It is an innovative, personalised learning opportunity that enables young people to identify and examine their core values and character qualities, helping them build a foundation for lifelong practical wisdom.

In Scotland, the programme reflects the words inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament: wisdom, justice, compassion, integrity, as well as the aspirations of the Scottish Government’s A Curriculum for Excellence which seeks to enable all children to develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.

Further information can be found here.

You can also read more about the event in the official magazine (extracts below) which is available online here, see page 27 for awards listings.


Katie - LFLA Story 

Penny - LFLA Story