General News

Published: 24 June 2021

After a very rigorous election process the following candidates will be our new Pupil Leadership Team:

Head Pupils

  • Bethany Ross
  • Kaci Smith

Depute Head Pupils

  • Katie Moore
  • Tom Riddell
  • Amelia Hockey

Published: 22 June 2021

Students running for head pupil this year have prepared their campaign videos.

  • Amelia Hockey

  • Bethany Ross 

  • Iona Cunningham 

No video available

  • Kaci Smith

  • Katie Moore

  • Livvie Matthews

  • Samuel Ward 

No video available

  • Tom Riddell

Website Email Readers - please visit the website directly to view these videos.

Published: 20 June 2021

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

Closing Date: Sunday 4 July 2021

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

Published: 18 June 2021

This year there are 8 candidates running for Head Pupil. Please read through their manifestos, before the vote on Thursday 24 June 2021. 

Published: 17 June 2021

East Lothian Council has received £277,000 from the Scottish Government as part of its national initiative alongside an additional £34,000 from SportScotland. Get into Summer will provide children and young people who have been most adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic the opportunity to be active, connect with others and enjoy the best that East Lothian has to offer.

Organisations were invited to bid for a share of the fund to develop activities that would provide fun opportunities with a particular focus on addressing barriers to involvement such as food or transport costs. Some activities will be available to all families across the county while others will only be available to priority families – those in receipt of Free School Meals, children with disabilities or Additional Special Needs, care experienced children and young people or young carers. Funding has also been used to reserve spaces for priority families in paid-for activities. 

A special website has been created bringing together all of the projects with booking information and links to online systems where possible. Information has also been shared through schools. Examples include:

  • Free swims for ages up to 18 in EnjoyLeisure pools Monday to Friday 9am-3pm (booking required)
  • Free football camps from Active Schools Football development
  • Computing camps for children aged 8+ in Wallyford and Whitecraig from ComputerXplorers SEScotland
  • Free pop-up play sessions through East Lothian Play Association
  • Rugby camps from all six teams in East Lothian
  • Tennis sessions with Gullane Tennis Club
  • Crafts and indoor and outdoor activities in various areas across the county
  • Music from Heavy Sound CIC and theatre trail from Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
  • Pop-up events and activities from the council’s Arts, Libraries and Connected Communities services.

More details are available on the East Lothian Council Website.

Activities are available to view and book online.

Published: 07 June 2021

For those young people who engaged with My Tutor and Local Tutor Programme through East Lothian Council this session, you have the opportunity to get involved with the ELTI Summer Activity Week.

Published: 28 May 2021

With pupils now back into their regular classes, we should have lots of great work to show you and exciting developments to report on the run up to the summer break.

Over the last few weeks, we have been running a recruitment campaign in school for a number of pupil jobs.  Following interviews on Friday, I am delighted to announce the appointments of:

  • Beau Mangan as School Facilities Assistant
  • Iona Fraser as School Grounds Assistant
  • Daniel Murray as School Admin Assistant

Congratulations to them and a very well done for their superb interview preparation and performances.  Very professional indeed!

More congratulations to Daniel Murray who on top of his admin role, has become a Children in Scotland Inclusion Ambassador.  Amazing.  If you would like to know more about that organisation, please look here.


Our links with Our Community Kitchen are well known, and the kitchen garden is nearing completion and ready for planting.  I want to just “plug” the Community Kitchen’s 50/50 Club, which is a great way to support them.  This from Elaine Gayle (founder / manager):


The person with the winning number in April received £300!


This is a monthly cash prize draw where you can buy a unique number for £5 per month. 50% of the income generated makes up the monthly prize and 50% goes to OCK to help us to continue our work.  You can buy as many numbers as you like and the more numbers sold, the bigger the prize! Help us to fundraise and win cash prizes at the same time!

You can choose your own individual numbers from the ones still available, which will be your unique numbers that you can keep. The winning number will be chosen randomly by a much loved and respected local lady Jan Wilson, using an app named Random UX.  The winning number will be announced on the last Friday of each month.


For more information or to apply to join please email

Published: 26 May 2021

East Lothian Instrumental Music Service currently employs 19 highly qualified Instrumental Instructors and provides Instrumental tuition to pupils in both primary and secondary schools across the authority. Pupils are offered the opportunity to learn brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, piano, guitar and pipes with our experienced and inspiring Instructors. All our instructors are fully PVG checked and carry out regular safeguarding training. 

All tuition is offered from Primary 4 onwards, with the exception of percussion tuition, which starts from S1.

The Instrumental Music Service have created a 90-second showcase of their work.

The service aims to:

  • provide equal opportunities of access for all pupils to experience the expressive and creative qualities of music through learning to play an instrument
  • to help as many pupils as possible to realise their full musical potential through the playing of an instrument

Download the Instrumental Music Service Information Booklet 2021/22

New and returning pupils

Registration is now open for all pupils who have previously undertaken East Lothian Council instrumental music tuition. New pupils can also register to start lessons in August 2021 using the below online form.

Please ensure you read the following before completing the online registration form: Information for Parents/CarersGuidance NotesTerms and Conditions and Privacy Statement.

Published: 17 May 2021

We all acknowledge that the last 14 months has been incredibly challenging for everyone and especially for our young people, with COVID-19 restrictions limiting their ability to meet up with friends. As restrictions are gradually eased, we all welcome the increased opportunities that young people have to spend time with each other and to socialise. We want to ensure that young people are able to do so in a safe manner which does not adversely impact on them or people living in our local communities. We know that the vast majority of young people behave responsibly, with respect for others and the environment. Full details are availalbe in the letter issued from East Lothian Council and Police Scotland on Monday 17 May 2021.

Published: 14 May 2021

As you will be aware we are intending to move to our new timetable on 14 June 2021. Students in S2-S5 have, this afternoon, been sent an email giving details of the current subject choices that they have been allocated.

We operate a ‘free choice’ system in order to try and give as many pupils as possible their first choice combination of subjects, however this can never be 100% successful for a variety of reasons.

The vast majority of pupils have received their first choices or their reserve choices. In cases where this has not been possible, pupils have been spoken to by a DHT or Pupil Support Leader.

Further changes to coursing may be necessary, but we aim to keep this to a minimum and House Teams will speak to pupils where this is necessary.

If you have any issues regarding your choices please complete the details using the Course Choice Changes Google Form by Thursday 20 May 2021 at 3.30 pm.