Pupil Post

This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Thu 23 May 2019

As from 3 June 2019 the new school times will be as follows.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8.30 am - 3.25 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am - 12.15 pm

Details of the new week structure including the timing of each lesson as well as break/lunch are also available.

A letter with details of the school times and information about school buses will be issued to pupils on Friday 24 May 2019 at registration.

Published: Mon 29 Apr 2019

A message about Money Mules from Police Scotland...

Dear Parent or Guardian, 

Across the country, young people are increasingly being asked by fraudsters to receive and send money through their own bank accounts, sometimes keeping some of the cash for themselves.  This is commonly known as being a money mule.

Criminals need money mules to launder the profits of their crimes.  Mules will usually be unaware of where the money comes from – often fraud and scams – and that it can go on to fund crimes such as drug dealing and people trafficking.

Fraudsters will approach young people online or in person, including through social media, and at school, college or sports clubs.  Sometimes it’s people they know who persuade them to become a money mule, often because they are also doing it.

Being a money mule is illegal. 

When someone is caught, their bank account will be closed, and they will have problems getting student loans, mobile phone contracts and credit in the future.  They could even face arrest for money laundering which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.  

We need your help to warn young people about the dangers and consequences of becoming a money mule.   
Tell-tale signs that someone might be involved include them suddenly having extra cash, buying expensive new clothes or top-of-the-range mobile phones and gadgets with very little explanation as to how they got the money. They may also become secretive, withdrawn or appear stressed. 

You can find out more information and advice by visiting the Money Mules website.

If you are worried that someone close to you might be caught up in money mulling, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111
You can also report a fraud in Scotland to Police Scotland by calling 101

Please do not attempt to contact any individual you suspect of being involved in money muling.

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019

A letter was sent home to S3 pupils this morning to invite parents/carers to our BGE Graduation Ceremony at 11 am on Friday 31 May 2019.

At this event we will celebrate our S3 pupils' achievements during their first three years at Knox Academy. The move from S3 to S4, or to the Senior Phase, is a very significant one and we want to highlight the exciting opportunities (and challenges) ahead for all our young people.

As part of this event we will have an inspirational speaker(s) and will present certificates highlighting achievements across the last three years.

We request that the tear-off slip is returned by 10 May 2019.

Archive Letters

Published: Wed 3 Apr 2019

As the new session approaches it is important to remind everyone of our expectations in relation to school uniform. 

Knox Academy is very proud of its tradition of school uniform and the wearing of it helps promote the sense of community within the school, our wider community and create that feeling of ‘belonging’.  Alongside ‘Respect’ and ‘Ambition’, ‘Community’ is one of our school values and it is hoped our young people wear the Knox Academy uniform with pride.

Pupils have been issued with a detailed letter of School Uniform expectations at registration this week.

Published: Fri 22 Mar 2019

Letters have been issued via pupils (if we already have an email address on file for you) or by Royal Mail (if we do not have an email address on file for you) informing parents of a change to our main communication method.   We will be reducing our use of text messaging and email will be our main form of contact for whole school/year group information. 

This is separate to our daily updates to our website which, if you are not already subscribed to, you can do via our NewsDesk

Published: Tue 5 Mar 2019

Details of arrangements for the end of the Spring Term and start of the Summer Term are contained within this letter from our Head Teacher.

Published: Tue 26 Feb 2019

SQA Examination arrangements for Senior Pupils during April to June 2019 can be viewed below: