General News

Published: 01 November 2019

Several documents have been added to the S1 Business & IT section of the school website to give parents/carers a greater idea of what is offered within the course.

Also available is the template for Business News Homework to support pupils as they structure their responses.  We welcome Business News homework presented in different formats, not necessarily using the template sheet provided. Each pupil should provide a level of detail which challenges themselves.

Published: 25 October 2019

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:

Closing Date: Sunday 10 November 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 25 October 2019

As you may be aware, Knox Academy was awarded the Silver Rights Respecting School Award in 2016.  This year, we are going for Gold!

We would like to invite all parents and carers to an information evening on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 7 - 8pm.

Further information about Rights Respecting Schools can be found on the their website.


Published: 25 October 2019

The soft start to the Meadowpark day has been significantly enhanced by the success of breakfast club.

Huge thanks to the tenacious Paula Lackie and Judie Hadden for making this a possibility and for having the determination to investigate all options for making this a reality. Furthermore they have managed to secure donations from the Co-Op on Hopetoun Dr in Haddington which has given us a broader range of produce to offer to pupils. It is heart-warming to notice that pupils sit in different seats from their lunchtime routines and are inclined to chatter with peers from other classes, as well as try a wider range of food. Read more here...Meadowpark Matters 25.10.19

Published: 23 October 2019

Can you knit or do you know someone who can?

We are S5 pupils and we would love it if you could help us out. As part of our YPI project, we have selected the charity ‘Bliss’. 

Bliss is a UK charity dedicated to supporting mothers with premature babies and ensure that every baby born premature or sick has the best chance of survival. To  support the charity we have started knitting clothing items, which we will donate to the Simpsons maternity unit, where Bliss is located.

We have set up a donation spot in Mr Redford's room, where you can drop off the knitted items. Many of the patterns are simple and easy to follow, and it would make a big difference to the lives of many babies and their family as there is currently a shortage of clothing items in the neonatal unit. For patterns either visit the Bliss website where they can be downloaded free or contact one of us.

Please do not hesitate to contact Julia, Hannah or Kate by email if you have any questions and if you would like to help support us. 

Published: 11 October 2019

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:

Closing Date: Sunday 27 October 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 11 October 2019

On Monday after months of considering, thinking and pondering, Mrs H finally launched her Breakfast Club #WhatWeCanDo #WeCanDoIt . I confess to being a little overwhelmed to see our young people interacting with peers other than those in their classes, eating toast and fruit that they might ordinarily refuse before retreating to their classes to engage in work. The atmosphere in school has been very positive and I genuinely believe the addition of food in the morning has negated the long haul from breakfast at home to break time in school. Read more here...11.10.19

Published: 08 October 2019

A reminder that the school closes for the October Holidays on Friday 11 October 2019 at 12.15 pm.  Pupils will resume on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 8.30 am.

Tuesday 22 October 2019 is an extra in-service day.

Complete Session Date information (for this year and future years) is available in the School info section of the website.

Published: 04 October 2019

Pupils and staff continue to make excellent use of our wonderful environment by participating in a Daily Mile. This began with one class recognising the need to be able to move freely after the early morning start and transport to Meadowpark from home. In essence most of our pupils leave their warm cosy homes get into a warm cosy taxi or bus and then came into a warm cosy school – ideal conditions for sleepiness and apathy to creep in. And so the Daily Mile was started. All classes follow their own route, some doubling up but each route is a mile and takes approximately 25 minutes, forming an essential element to our soft start. Read more here...04.10.19 Newsletter

Published: 04 October 2019

SQA have published their YOUR COURSEWORK information booklet for this session.

Your coursework, whether a project, portfolio or assignment, shows us how well you know the subject and gives you extra marks to add to your final grade.

Download the booklet directly (PDF)