General News

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.


Published: 15 January 2009

Books of the month will be announced on the second Wednesday of each month.  This initiative aims to promote recommendations from the School Librarian, English Dept and pupils of Knox Academy to get pupils reading!!   From February the Pupil Recommendation will be selected from a draw of the books pupils have nominated as their own personal favourite however this month the book has been selected based on borrowing statistics.

January Recommendations:

Pupil Recommendation
Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

Classic of the Month
Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott

English Recommend
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Mr Plain Recommends
The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn: The Museum’s Secret by Henry Chancellor


Published: 14 January 2009

We are reaching that time of year again when sickness bugs are doing the rounds.  For information please see following link to the Health Protection Agencies pages on the norovirus or the attached FAQ document.  

The key aspects to note to prevent spread are the need for scrupulous hygiene, particularly during food preparation, and the need for those affected to remain away from work/school for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.


Published: 12 January 2009

Reminder to S3 parents/carers that there is a Parents' Evening on Wednesday 21st January from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. 

S3 progress reports were issued on Thursday 15th January and were accompanied by an appointments sheet.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you require additional information.


Published: 07 January 2009

At present, any young people (16-18) who exchange their rail voucher for a Scottish Youth Railcard under the Scotland-Wide Concessionary Travel Scheme for Young People can enjoy various discounts when travelling by train within Scotland.  Up until now young people have been able to obtain a third discount on season tickets – monthly, annual etc.

Please note that as of 1 January 2009, the discount on season tickets has been increased to 50%.  This means that any young people who use trains on a regular basis can benefit from a 50% saving on their season ticket and are not subject to any peak time restrictions.


Published: 06 January 2009

As part of the ongoing catchment area review for East Linton Primary School, Knox Academy will be offering an additional parents' evening for pupils and parents/carers of the school.  This event will take place on Thursday 22nd January 2009.  Additional information is available from East Linton Primary School, the Education Department or from Mr Duddin (DHT) at Knox Academy.

We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are unable to attend and/or have any queries that our website cannot answer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01620 823387 or