General News

Published: 01 October 2019

After a number of parents/carers have experienced issues with the delivery of our Daily Updates, and some investigation, we are going to start sending these from

If you have just started receiving again after a period of time, please let us know.  Sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused over recent weeks.  It appears that even though emails have successfully been sent that email providers such as Google Gmail and Apple iCloud have been rejecting the MailChimp emails before delivery.

The first email from this new email address should arrive 5 pm Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Published: 30 September 2019

Is your child aged 8-12 with a keen interest in the countryside and wildlife? Then why not sign them up to become a Junior Explorer! We’ll meet in Haddington then go by minibus to

different locations within East Lothian to discover local wildlife, as well as taking part in fun and informative environmental

activities. In October half term we are offering:

15 October 2019 - Woodland Wonders
Learn how to survive in the woods by learning ‘Leave no trace’ fire lighting, hone your stealth skills and create your own shelter. Visit an ancient tree and take part in a conker competition!

16 October 2019 - Watery Wednesday
Learn about the amazing creatures that live in rockpools, make some beach art and create your own volcano!

Click to enlarge the poster image below.

Published: 30 September 2019

Our Standards and Quality Report is now available within School Improvement section of our website.

Published: 30 September 2019

Have you wondered what the Parent Council is all about? Thought about joining?

Here are 7 good reasons why it is a good idea! (video)

Published: 26 September 2019

This is a bumper catch up because last week was a short week in school for me with the holiday Monday and then a SEIC Leadership Workshop on Friday. More of that later.

Staff and pupils continue to make progress across the curriculum with more pupils than ever attending classes in Knox, as well as preparing for wider engagement opportunities including the creation of a community playground. Esk, Leven and Tyne will be attending a Tinker Town project tomorrow in Wallyford. find out more here...27.09.19

Published: 19 September 2019

East Lothian School Uniform Bank was set up by a local parent and has been further developed with support from Carefree Kids and Support from the Start.

Our aim is to ensure that every child in East Lothian has access to a suitable school uniform.

With this in mind, we are looking for donations of new or used good quality school uniform items. We are asking parents that as it nears the end of term, if they have any good quality items that they no longer have the use for to consider donating them to us.

We have also set up an Amazon Wishlist where new items can be purchased and donated to us.

The School Uniform Bank is in the process of building up a stock of school uniform items that will then be used to assist families who are referred on to us.

We would be grateful if this information can be passed onto parents/carers of children attending your school.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or Facebook if you require any additional information.

With thanks
Paula Edmond
Project Manager, Carefree Kids

Published: 13 September 2019

The latest updates to the Extra-Curricular Timetable including Supported Study Sessions is now available.

Published: 13 September 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 22 September 2019

Closing Date: Sunday 29 September 2019

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

Published: 12 September 2019

To support pupils, parents/carers and staff we have developed an updated Attendance Management Policy

This outlines the measures we will all take to promote good attendance and accurately record school absences. 

We are very grateful for your support in this very important area.

Published: 12 September 2019

A short but very sweet newsletter this week. I am delighted to hear so much positivity from across the school and the achievements of our young people. This week one pupil managed to make it into a computing class in Knox Academy – the first time he has made it into a class in Knox since 2017. We are immensely proud of him and a huge thank to Mr McSwan for stepping in at the last moment to ensure the class went ahead. This particular young person has built up trust in all staff members and so a massive thanks – and box of chocolates – to them as well, because everything we do is a team effort. Read more here...Newsletter 12.09.19