General News

Published: 30 March 2021

As part of the P7 Transition programme this year, a number of subject areas are delivering a Remote Lesson to the Primary 7 pupils.

Last Wednesday 24 March 2021, it was the turn for Business Education.  As a follow-up to that lesson pupils were asked to come up with an idea for a new Fruit Juice Drink, design the packaging and present this alongside information about the ingredients, target market and slogan.

We received some fantastic designs for our mini-competition, which was judged by Leila Maycock, Eilidh Robertson and Mr Dempster.  Leila and Eilidh have been coordinating this series of lessons with teachers across the schools, and communicating with the Primary 7 pupils via Google Classroom.

All the entries received can be viewed in the files below, we were really impressed with the high standard of work and creative ideas.  There are certainly a number of entrepreneurs about to join us at Knox Academy in August 2021.

Our Top Designs: 

  • Meadow McCabe and Ava Smith - "A Tropical Delight" & "Fruity Punch"
  • Amelia P7D - Tropical Fresh - "The Fresh Taste of Summer"
  • Beth P7D - Fruity Fresh - "Happiness in a Bottle"
  • Iris P7A - Fruity Fizz - "Be Happy Like The Fruits"
  • Jessie P7A - reJuice - "reJuice, Reuse and Recycle"
  • Josie P7D - POParino - "Stay Healthy Stay Fresh and Take a Sip of POParino"
  • Zoe P7D - Star Shake - "Reach for the Star Shake!"

The Fredward Award:

  • Marina P7D - Red Frog Juice - "Taste the Red - Feel the Froggy Fizz!"

Highly Commended:...

Published: 29 March 2021

It is nice to be able to communicate exceptionally positive news at the end of a long and challenging term for staff, pupils and parents alike. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our young people back to full-time schooling on Tuesday 20 April 2021, following the Easter break. The First Minister will confirm this on Tuesday 6 April 2021 based on the continued suppression of the virus. The full return to school will be welcome news to all of our school community, and for once, during this pandemic, it finally feels like we are getting back to some level of normality that will be longer lasting with the reduced transmission rates and the roll out of the vaccine. I am sure, as I said at Parent Council last week, we are all glad to see school/education return to our young people’s lives, and that, coupled with the anticipation of being able to see our families and friends again, life is feeling much more positive again. The improving weather and longer days will, I am sure, also help to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. Full details are available in the letter issued on Monday 29 March 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: 29 March 2021

Thank you for your continued efforts to facilitate the safe return to school for your child/ children. The measures your school has in place, and the guidance provided by the Scottish Government when your child/children are not in school, are vital for continuing to protect children, staff and you, as parents/carers. Everything you do to follow these measures, will keep the spread of the virus down, and help to ensure the smooth and full reopening of schools. Full details are available in the letter issued from NHS Lothian on Monday 29 March 2021.

Published: 26 March 2021

It would be useful for young people to highlight their assessments on the timetable issued. We will issue pupils with a template to complete on Monday/Tuesday afternoon and give some supported time to complete their own personal assessment timetable to aid their planning and organisation. This should aid the creation of an appropriate study timetable, beginning over the Easter Break. Full details are available in the letter issued on 26 March 2021 from our DHT, Caroline Falconer.

A copy of our  Assessment Timetable is available - 

Published: 19 March 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 4 April 2021

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

Published: 15 March 2021

Accessing the booking form via your Glow account.

You have to be logged into your Glow account before it will let you submit the booking form for Easter Study Support Form. 

Please note that we recommend using the Chrome browser for your glow account (this optimises the experience).

To be sure of accessing your Glow account, we suggest you do the following:

  1. Close your existing browser session completely
  2. Open a fresh browser session
  3. Go to the Glow homepage
  4. Enter your Glow credentials to login (please contact your school if unsure of your Glow username or require a password reset)
  5. Once you are logged in, open a new browser tab and navigate to the e-Sgoil Study Support page
  6. Access the booking form link from this page
  7. This will work in all instances except potentially when you have already used the same browser to access another O365 account. In this case, a separate browser, InPrivate(incognito) session, or clearing cookies will be a required first step before the above

Donald A Macleod


Published: 15 March 2021

The School testing programme is aimed at school staff and secondary pupils only. The tests will be handed to those participants who wish to participate and should only be used by them and must not be shared with anyone else. Full details are available in the letter issued by East Lothian Council on 15 March 2021.

Published: 12 March 2021

As we prepare for the phased return of all pupil to school I would like to draw your attention to the latest guidelines on face coverings. The most recent advice given is that face coverings should be worn by all learners from S1 – S6 and staff while in classrooms, communal areas and while moving around the school. Full details are available in the letter issued on Friday 12 March 2021 from Mr Illingworth, DHT.

Published: 11 March 2021

Return to school for pupils in the BGE (S1, S2 and S3)

Week commencing Monday, 15th March

Pupils in the BGE (S1 to S3) will return to school for a period of time each week before the Easter break to allow them to reconnect with their in-school, face to face learning.  There will be a focus on wellbeing throughout this period.  A blended learning approach will be taken from Monday, 15th March to the end of term to deliver other aspects of their curriculum.  Full details are available in the letter issued 11 March 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: 11 March 2021

An overview of  the Temporary timetable and detailed arrangements for Senior pupils on from Monday 15 March 2021. Full details are available in the letter issued from our Head Teacher on 11 March 2021.