General News

Published: 27 May 2009

Reminder to all pupils moving from S4 into S5, that they return to school at 8.44am on Tuesday 2nd June for their S5 Induction Day.  Their new timetable begins on Wednesday 3rd June.


Published: 21 May 2009

St Mary's RC Primary school has been temporarily closed to all pupils.  For more info click here

The Nursery class will move to Knox Academy from early w/c 25th May on a temporary basis.  If you have any queries or concerns regarding this please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01620 823387. 

Thank you.


Published: 13 May 2009

We have been made aware that there is now guidance on the parentzone website (address below) for parents and carers that are concerned about school closures and effects on the SQA exams by the Swine Flu outbreak.

The advice also has links to the NHS website and the leaflet that is being sent out by the government.


Published: 12 May 2009

Please click the link below to complete the Homework Club survey.  Any queries should be directed to Miss MacLeod.  Thank you.


Published: 11 May 2009

Kelvin Craig, Gareth Evans, Gabby Jackson, Conor McHugh and Fraser Thomson took part in the Young SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Ambassadors Challenge this year ... and won!  This is a competition run by Edinburgh University and open to all schools throughout the Lothians.  The project brief that the team were given was to select an area of the school and propose a way of making a significant saving in the consumption of energy.

The project lasted for 4 months and the team worked extremely hard to produce a detailed report and model.  They were assigned a mentor from Scottish & Newcastle Ltd (Mr Darren Goodwin) who attended many of their team meetings and supported them throughout the project. 

On Friday 8th May they returned to Edinburgh University for the final, where they presented their work to the panel of judges.  Competition was fierce, but the team were brilliant and won 1st prize...a whopping £1000.00 for Knox Academy.

The team will now progress to the CREST Awards which is a Scotland wide competition.  We wish them every success and sincerely congratulate them on their efforts to date.  Thanks must also go to Miss Leggatt who has worked with the team throughout the project.

Published: 11 May 2009

The Food Court is going to prepare packed lunches for the week of Activities Week.

The cost of a standard packed lunch is £1.80. These are available for anyone to purchase.

Pupils who receive free school meals will receive a packed lunch for the days when they are out of school.

Please collect before registration each morning.


Published: 07 May 2009

The school library will re-open to pupils from Monday 11th May 2009, and will be staffed on a rota basis by 3 ELC Librarians until Mr Plain returns. 

Opening hours will be :

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am - 4 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am - 1 pm


Published: 05 May 2009

One of the major suppliers of food to the school has been affected by fire damage and therefore there may be some unavoidable alterations to the menu and food served in the Food Court over the next week or so.  Please be assured that the quality and standard of the substitute menu items will be maintained and meet all requirements.

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


Published: 01 May 2009

Congratulations to Mr Campbell, Drama teacher, who was recently nominated for an Arches Award for Stage Directors for his involvement in the production of the play 'Lockerbie' with the Random Act Theatre Company. 

This is the 4th time Mr Campbell has been nominated for this prestigious award.


Published: 01 May 2009

Mrs Craig and the staff of Knox Academy wish all S4 pupils the best of luck in their SQA examinations which start on Tuesday 5th May 2009.  Study leave for S4 pupils commences on the same day. 

Pupils wishing to come into school to study should sign in/out at the school office, and must be in full dress code. 

Pupils sitting examinations must also be in full dress code. 

Please contact Mr. Duddin with any queries regarding examinations.