General News

Published: 28 October 2018


On Wednesday 7th November, our girls' fitness group is opening its doors to any females in our girls lives. From Mothers to Foster parents, and any other special female relationship.

We'll all take part in some exercise which will be scaled to suit all abilities, and then we'll have breakfast together. We will begin at 7.30am and be finished by approximately 8.30am.  Please wear clothing comfortable enough to exercise in, training and some water.

Research shows that girls who have active female role models in their lives, and more likely to become and remain active throughout adolescence and adulthood. It is appreciated that not everyone will be able to make it, but if there's a possibility of being flexible with work, then please do come along. If you have other children to get ready for school, please bring them along too than miss out!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Published: 27 October 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 11 November 2018

Published: 26 October 2018

The North wind has already delivered its first chilly bite this morning, but the school was warm and cosy for us coming in. Temperatures are set to plummet over the weekend and into next week and therefore will be a shock to us all so can I ask that all parents and carers bear this in mind. Many young people with autism are unable to self-regulate body temperatures and have to be told to put on a coat or a jumper. Some genuinely don’t feel the cold but this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be suitably attired. Our kayaking programme will be continuing and staff, parents and pupils have all been reminded to wrap up warm, whether going on the water or watching from the side-lines, substance over style is the order of the day. Read more here...Meadowpark newsletter 26.10.18

Published: 25 October 2018

On 12 June 2018 a paper was presented to Cabinet seeking approval to undertake a feasibility study and consultation on the introduction of a Common Secondary School Day and potential resultant benefits for Primary education. A feasibility consultation document has now been prepared and a feasibility consultation has commenced.

East Lothian Council Education Service would like to hear your views on the feasibility consultation, which will run until Sunday 11 November 2018.

More information can be found, along with an online survey, on the East Lothian Consultation Hub.

Published: 20 October 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 4 November 2018

Published: 12 October 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Published: 12 October 2018

‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley’ – Robert Burns from To a Mouse (The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry) …  this was certainly the case for me this week, when suddenly faced with an absent staff member through sickness. Knowing that there is a minimum 48 hour recovery period at least allowed me to plan for two days, and the fact that this ended up being three gave me an opportunity to get to know Forth class a little better. Read more here...Meadowpark newsletter

Published: 11 October 2018

East Lothian Council have released a video entitled SchoolPay Q&A which is available on our Online Payments section of the school website.

Published: 08 October 2018

The Rights Respecting Schools are collecting money for Unicef which will help us on our journey to the Gold award.

We are having a dress down day this FRIDAY (12th October 2018) to raise money for this excellent cause.

Please bring in a pound to dress down to the your regi teachers.

Members of RRSA, Amnesty and the charities committee will come around classes to collect the money.

Thanks so much

L Montgomery

Published: 05 October 2018

We have had a few visitors to Meadowpark in the last two weeks which is always a good opportunity not only to increase my daily steps which are often well above the recommended 10,000 steps, but to walk round the school and see it through the eyes of our visitors. Of course I spot the hole in the wall, the scuffed paintwork, the general wear and tear that comes from having 18 young people passing through the building daily, and of course I don’t draw attention to this but focus on the positives: the space we have, the flexibility of using that space, the light that pours in from the high windows and the ample outdoor space. Read more here... Newsletter 05.10.18