General News

Published: 21 March 2023

Tickets are now available for our Spring Concert which is pupil-led by the Spring Concert Committee

Thursday 30 March 2023 - CONCERT DAY

  • Matinee performance - 1.30 pm - 3.15pm (free - Our Community Kitchen, P7s)
  • Evening concert - from 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm (ticketed - open to everyone)

Tickets - £5 adult, £3 concession

Sold from Mr Tait in Technology Department at lunchtime (though available from the office for the wider community)

  • Light refreshments available during interval - teas, coffees, home baking
  • All funds split between Our Community Kitchen (as our chosen charity) and a Spring Concert Fund
  • Includes an exciting range of performances from the Knox Jazz Band, Pipe Band, Orchestra, String Group, Goats' Toes Folk Group and bands, duets + solos!


Published: 16 March 2023

Many households are worried about their finances, with lots of people now struggling to meet day to day living costs amidst rising food prices, fuel costs and more.

Council Officers are working hard, in partnership with other agencies, third sector organisations and local communities to get help to where it is needed most.

The ELC Helping with the cost of living crisis e-leaflet shares information about financial support available to help ease the cost of living pressures faced by so many.

Published: 13 March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

The forthcoming planned days of strike action on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2023 declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has now been called off.

Please see letter issued from Nicola McDowell , dated 10 March 2023, for further details. 

Published: 10 March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

Further to my letter of 20 February 2023 in regards to strike action, I am writing to advise that three further days of strike action on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2023 have been declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

Wednesday 15th March 2023 (EIS - all teachers in Primary schools only).

Thursday 16th March 2023 (EIS - all teachers in Secondary schools only).

Friday 17th March 2023 (EIS all teachers in Primary and Secondary schools).

Please see letter issued from Nicola McDowell , dated 8 March 2023, for further details and arrangements. 

Published: 06 March 2023

S4, S5 and S6 are soon to embark on the 2023 diet of the national SQA examinations.  The following letters from Miss Cook  should assist you in preparing for this.

S4 2023 Exam Arrangements

S5/6 2023 Exam Arrangements  

Published: 28 February 2023

We are currently recruiting invigilators for the 2023 exams. Invigilators play a crucial role in supporting the exam diet. Their role is to help maintain the quality of the external assessments of National Qualifications by ensuring they are conducted in accordance with SQA policy and procedure.

All invigilation activities are carried out under the direction of a chief invigilator. Full training is provided, and no prior experience is required. You will also be supported by your chief invigilator throughout.

To find out more about the invigilator role and submit your application, visit the SQA website.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our SQA Co-ordinator  or SQA directly at

Published: 23 February 2023

Venturing Out is an outdoor activities provider, based in East Lothian, offering adventures for all.  Full details of the activities offered in the Easter holidays can be found in the Easter Leaflet 2023

Published: 21 February 2023

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Further to previous communications in regards to strike action, I can now advise that two further days of strike action on 28 February and 1 March 2023 have been declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the Association of Head Teachers and Deputes Scotland (AHDS), Scottish Secondary Schools Association (SSTA) and National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT). We are anticipating that the above action will go ahead and all services affected have discussed the impact that this action will have on the health and safety of our children and young people given that there will be a significantly reduced number of teaching staff, including those in leadership positions in our schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings. Please see letter issued from Nicola McDowell , dated 20 February 2022, for further details. 

Published: 20 February 2023

A message from Tempest Photography.

Have you ordered your school  photos yet? The closing date for free delivery back to school is Thursday 23 February 2023 Order through the Tempest website using your unique link or visit 

If you need any assistance in ordering your photos, feel free to contact Tempest on 01736 751555 (option 3).

Published: 06 February 2023

There will be a raffle at our Diversity Evening (this Thursday 9 February 2023), on behalf of our Parent Council/PTA, to raise funds for the school.

There will be many prizes but they include Vouchers or products from:

  • Castle Park Golf Course (4 ball)
  • Beech and Birch
  • Raven Botanicals
  • East Lothian Flower Farm
  • Scottish Assault Course, clay pigeon shoot for 2
  • Lewis and Clarke, afternoon tea
  • Lanterne Rouge, afternoon tea
  • Natasha Phoenix Sculpture and Ceramics product
  • Liz Earle beauty products