General News

Published: 08 October 2020

As you may already have heard, Young Scot are working with Scottish Youth Parliament and YouthLink Scotland on a second full version of the Lockdown Lowdown survey.

The latest version of our #LockdownLowdown survey is asking 11-25-year-olds how they feel about their lives as lockdown restrictions change. The Scottish Government commissioned the survey, and they will use the results to shape their response to COVID-19.

In April, East Lothian young people submitted 94 responses to the first full survey, from a total of 2,418 across Scotland.  It would be great to get more young people from all across Scotland and from the widest possible range of communities  to complete it this time around to ensure that the results paint the full picture.
As one of the most impacted groups, it's essential that young people have their voices heard. Young people and their friends can also earn Young Scot Rewards points for sharing their opinions.  

Published: 03 October 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 18 October 2020

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

Published: 02 October 2020

If you’ve got concerns about a child or young person ‘it’s better to say something than do nothing’ according to a new campaign.

Child Protection Scotland, Barnardo’s Scotland, NSPCC Scotland and Police Scotland worked together on the campaign which is running online. They say:

“As Scotland’s children settle back into the school routine and slowly begin to return to clubs and out-of-school activities, the month-long campaign aims to raise awareness that while lockdown and the pandemic has been hard going for many families and children, it’s been a lot more challenging for some families than others.

“Families who were struggling to cope before the pandemic may have been pushed to crisis point during lockdown, and even the most settled families will have faced new challenges during this time. 

“Some children and young people may have experienced trauma for the first time, and some may have experienced neglect and abuse. This new campaign urges everyone to be alert to signs that all is not well for some children, and to take action if they’re worried that something is wrong.”

Find out what to do if you’re worried about that a child or young person is experiencing neglect, harm, abuse or exploitation at

Published: 02 October 2020

A mixed weather bag this week but I am delighted to report that it has not hampered the determined ELC groundsmen who have outdone themselves by preparing the ground for our sensory garden. Although planting is still to take place looks amazing. This project has been 5 years in the making from inception, we have had setbacks and funding issues but I am thrilled that what we have will sustain current and future Meadowpark pupils. I will be donating an apple tree ‘Tree of Knowledge’ which will form the centre piece. Read more here...Newsletter 02.10.2020

Published: 01 October 2020

Thank you for everything you are doing to help keep your school safe, open and COVID free.

The measures your school has in place are necessary to protect children, staff and you as parents/carers. We must continue to work together and support our school staff in making the school as safe as possible, even if this feels difficult at times. Full details available in the letter issued 01 October 2020 from NHS Lothian Public Health.

Published: 30 September 2020

If you would like your photograph from the YouTube Live Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 7pm please email from your Edubuzz account.

Published: 29 September 2020

Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020 for the live broadcast of the Knox Academy Awards Evening 2020.

The event celebrates the attainment and achievement of many of our young people at the school. We also have a Guest Speaker and some of our musicians performing at our event. A great evening in store.

Published: 25 September 2020

Our long weekend was very much welcomed and with it the warm weather most of us enjoyed. There has been a definitive shift in temperature as the week has progressed however but this has not deterred us from getting out and about as much as possible. As yet we are unable to participate in PE indoors and will be making the most of our generous outdoor space. Today teachers worked collaboratively to devise plans for physical activities: Yoga, Circuits and a Sensory Activity Story. Read more here...25.09.2020

Published: 17 September 2020

A visual treat today – we have some talented pupils in Meadowpark who are producing some beautiful work and developing skillsets: concentration, cooperation, planning, organisation, creativity. read more here...Newsletter 17.09.2020

Published: 17 September 2020

Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding public health and travel, the council has made the difficult decision to cancel all residential school visits to the end of the current academic year. Whilst I know this will be very disappointing for pupils and parents, the safety of our pupils and staff is paramount in reaching this decision.

Full details are available in the letter issued 17 September 2020 from our Head Teacher