January 2024

Published: 31 January 2024

On Thursday 18 April 2024 we will have a whole school photograph taken by Tempest - just 10 weeks away now!

Please add this to your calendars to avoid making other appointments that morning, you don't want to miss out.

All students (as always) are expected to be in 100% uniform: shirt and tie, plus blazers for S5/S6.

Should anybody need any assistance with uniform please visit The Cost of the School Day: Essentials Hub

Published: 30 January 2024

Just a reminder to all year group representatives that there will be a pupil council meeting today (Tuesday 30 January 2024) during Period 2 in the Food Court. Don't forget to come along and share all of your opinions and ideas!

The Pupil Leadership Team

Published: 30 January 2024

All pupils completing their DofE expeditions with Venturing Out should attend a brief meeting on Friday 2 February 2024 in Mr Boyle's room (T2.8) at breaktime

Published: 29 January 2024


Do you love camping? Do you love telling stories?  If the answer is YES then this is the trip for you!

Join us as we camp overnight on the Lennoxlove estate, telling stories by the camp fire, playing games and cooking over the fire.

You will leave school on the morning of Thursday 18 April 2024 and return midday on Friday 19 April 2024.

Cost: £26.50 (financial help is available if you need it)

If you are interested then please see Mrs Reynolds (English) for the forms.

Places are limited. 

Published: 29 January 2024

Could those pupils who have volunteered to be a part of the Mental Health Pupil Voice please attend the Assembly Hall on Thursday 1 February 2024 for periods 1 and 2. 

It is National Time to Talk day which is the perfect opportunity to get started.  

Names are with register teachers if you need to check.

Published: 26 January 2024

We will start watching our first film, Hunger Games, on Monday lunch time in T1.1. You are welcome to bring your lunch along.

If you would like to join the film club, just come along on Monday!


Miss Fletcher

Published: 26 January 2024

RAF World earn and learn online event.

New year, new career? Get paid to become the best version of you as a Royal Air Force Apprentice! Elevate your ambitions and uncover tailored apprenticeship options that suit your lifestyle, preferences, and career goals. Click to see the leaflet.

Published: 26 January 2024

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 26 January 2024 (link is external)

Speak to Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 24 January 2024

Your exciting chance to see MATTHEW BOURNE'S PRODUCTION OF EDWARD SCISSORHANDS @ THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEARTRE ON WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2024. I only have 20 tickets for this magnificent performance and we have excellent seats in the stalls!

Ticket price  £10.00. 

If you are interested and in S1 or S2 please see Mrs McSherry this week for a letter to take home.

Watch this little trailer from the show. 


Published: 23 January 2024

The girls football team have a match vs North Berwick 4:30 to 5:30 at the 3G in Haddington, so girls training will only be on from 4:00-4:30. We have matches two weeks in a row. Can all pupils who are playing come and collect match strips tomorrow (24 January 2024) at breaktime!

Miss Stobie


Published: 23 January 2024

There will be an LGBT+ Allies meeting in Miss Stobie's room at lunch (@ 1:25) tomorrow (24 January 2024). Everyone is welcome!

Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher

Published: 21 January 2024

There is an ongoing issue with a group of S6 boys who continue to think the library is a soft play venue!
From this point forth the library is banned to anyone who is either NOT studying at the tables or working on the computers.  Anyone who is sitting on their phone, or chatting in groups will be asked to leave.  The social space for this is in the Food Court.
Anyone refusing to leave will be referred to the on-call manager.

Please can you all remember you don't have an awful lot of time left at Knox - leave us with a good impression!  Furthermore, you have exams in a pretty short period of time so start using your time a bit more wisely.

Published: 19 January 2024

Today (22 January 2024) will be the first Monday of the Film Club (S1/S2) starting up in Ms Fletcher's room at lunch time. Please feel free to bring your lunch along and we will vote for our first movie! 

Published: 16 January 2024

Due to the boys football match, the girls football will be in the hall on Thursday (18 January 2024). We will aim to start at 3:40 and finish at 4:30. There will be a match on the following week at the 3G vs North Berwick. 

Miss Stobie 

Published: 14 January 2024

All S5 pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 1 today, Monday 15 January 2024.

Published: 12 January 2024

Would you like to be crowned East Lothian Young Musician of the Year 2024

The Music Department is looking for 2 musicians to put through to the competition against other East Lothian schools.

The county competition will take place on Thursday 21 March 2024 in St Mary's Kirk, Haddington.

Please come and speak to Mrs Middlemiss or Mrs Loughrey in the Music Department if you are interested in being considered for one of the audition slots.

Please consider the following:

  • You must be at least Grade 4 on your instrument/voice.
  • You must introduce your own programme to the audience.
  • Your programme must be 8 minutes long and not more than 2 pieces.
  • Auditions will take place the week before the February Break during lunchtime concerts in the Music Classroom with a staff audience (3 staff invites for each musician)
  • Staff will be given Comment Cards and Mrs Loughrey & Mrs Middlemiss will choose the 2 musicians (at least 1 has to be taught by the Instrumental Music Service) who will go forward to the competition on Thursday 21 March 2024.
Published: 12 January 2024

Music Performing Prelims - Tuesday 23, Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2024

As a result, the Music Department & Studio will only be open to N5, H & AH Music Students at Break and Lunch the week beginning Monday 15th January.

The Music Department will also be open 3:30 - 5pm Monday 15 - Thursday 18 Jan so N5, H & AH students have extra time to practise their performance programme.

Published: 12 January 2024

Calling all singers to be part of the Spring Choir!

The choir will perform at the Spring Concert on Thursday 27 March 2024.

Spring Choir rehearsals will start after the February Break - open to all staff and students in all year groups. No auditions.

You can choose to attend rehearsals with Mrs Middlemiss on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday lunchtime - we'll cover the same material at each. 

The S1 Christmas Choir and Knox Voices were wonderful at the Christmas Concert last term and have hopefully inspired more singers to take to the stage!

Enjoy this wee clip of Knox Voices

Published: 12 January 2024

Calling all aspiring film makers and/or film lovers! 

Do you have a keen interest in cinema, or just love enjoying a good film with pals? On Monday 22 January 2024, the film club will be relaunched where we will show great films, old and new, every Monday lunch time in T1.1 (Ms Fletcher's room).

If you are interested in joining our film club and have not already, please come and let Ms Fletcher know this week. 

Published: 12 January 2024

RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award) Assemblies will take place on Tuesday16th (Gareton), Wednesday 17th (Lammerlaw) and Thursday 18th (Traprain) in the hall.


Mrs L Montgomery


Published: 12 January 2024

As part of Knox Academy’s strategy to tackle the Cost of the School Day, we would like funding for our Breakfast Club. Our Breakfast Club project is now in the running at Haddington Tesco's blue token scheme. 

Please support us to get the most funding possible from Tesco by voting for us using the blue tokens in the Haddington Tesco store. Voting is open until the 14 January 2024 so there's plenty of time to vote more than once! 

Published: 11 January 2024

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 12 January 2024

Speak to Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 11 January 2024

This is a reminder that girls football will start back next Thursday 18 January 2024 at the 3G (Whittinghame Drive, 4-5pm). We have a match the following week vs North Berwick, so attendance is important. 

Miss Stobie 

Published: 10 January 2024

Wella are holding a college event at the Edinburgh College Granton campus on Tuesday 16 January 2024.  The following is on offer:

  • Watch our Level 2 & 3 students showcase their incredible hairdressing skills.
  • Wella ‘Guest Artists’ will demonstrate the latest industry trends and share their career journey so far.
  • Learn about the Wella Higher Level Diploma degree and career opportunities available – An industry first!
  • Speak with one of our dedicated team members for career advice and find out if the industry is for you.

Please see leaflet for more details.

Published: 10 January 2024

NHS Scotland are recruiting for Modern Apprenticeship in various locations, including Haddington.  You must be 17 to apply.

Modern Apprenticeship – CLINICAL SUPPORT WORKER

Modern Apprenticeship - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Modern Apprenticeship - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

For more guidance on how to complete a fantastic application form to ensure you progress to the next stage of the process please have a look at this video 

Speak to your PSL or Mr Flood for more information.


Published: 10 January 2024

If you are considering a career in medicine the following courses may be of interest to you.  Please note only some of the courses are free.

The first course is an online course, taking place every Monday evening in January from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Students tune in to watch our doctors explain all about careers in medicine and work through some interesting medical cases with them. There's a free trial so students do not have to pay for the course unless they wish to continue into February - just visit www.theweeklysurgery.com and use code NEWYEAR to access for your free month.

The second course takes place over the February 16th- 18th weekend and is our popular in person course in London. Students can expect to shadow doctors and get hands on with some fantastic work experience complete with accommodation, meals and supervision. Students aged 14-18 from all over the UK attend to find out if medicine is for them and to provide some great work experience for applications and interviews. You can see all the details of that one here: www.premedprojects.co.uk/course/medicine-work-experience-day-event

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 10 January 2024

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 5 January 2024

Speak to Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 10 January 2024

Heriot Watt University are holding a Graduate Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair on 21 February 2024.  Their employer partners will be showcasing Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities (starting in September 2024).

Who should attend the event:  School pupils who have achieved, or are on track to achieve, at least 4 Highers or equivalent at level B or above.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to kickstart their career by talking directly to employers and learning more about career opportunities in:

  • construction
  • civil engineering
  • engineering
  • software development
  • data science
  • business management

For more information speak to your PSL or Mr Flood; or Signup here.



Published: 09 January 2024

The LGBT+ Allies group will meet in M.9 (Mrs Stobie's room) for the first meeting of 2024 at 1.25pm. Please feel free to bring along your lunch. 

Ms Fletcher & Mrs Stobie

Published: 09 January 2024

Did you lose a pair of glasses on the last day of term before the Christmas Holidays.  These glasses were found in the Assembly Hall.

Black Colour - Round Frame - HART - Legs relatively loose

They seem to have a slight prescription in them, but not strong.

Contact the school office is you believe that they are yours.


Published: 09 January 2024

Breakfast is a very important start to the day - it sets you up to be ready for learning and energizes you to participate in your classes. Starting after the Christmas Break in January 2024, Knox Academy will be starting a Breakfast Club, where food will be provided for anyone who would like it. Accessing the breakfast club is free and it is open to all students.

The Breakfast club will run from 8:00am - 8:20am in Ms Shepherd's HE classroom on Mondays and Thursdays.

Published: 08 January 2024

All S3 pupils currently studying a language at Knox (French, Spanish or Mandarin) will attend a talk in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 10th January period 6. Please register with your period 6 teacher as usual and then head down to the hall. 

Published: 08 January 2024

The Eco-Committee will have its first meeting of 2024 next week on Monday 15 January. Any new members are always welcome!

Published: 08 January 2024

A reminder that basketball club restarts today after school for all S1 and S2 pupils