General News

Published: 26 May 2017

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

Closing Date: Sunday 11 June 2017

Additional posts are currently being advertised with a closing date of Sunday 4 June 2017.

Published: 23 May 2017

The newest version of the Young Scot National Entitlement card has a pink strip under the date of birth on your card as shown in the image. If you don't have this on your card - even if you've used the travel discount up until now - you will require an update or you'll no longer be able to use your card for travel discounts. The easiest way to request a new card and update your photo if you are living in East Lothian is online.

Published: 18 May 2017

Seasons for Growth is an peer support educational programme which aims to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people coping with significant loss and change in their lives, usually as a result of death, separation or divorce.

Marie Prior, Enhanced Support Officer is a trained “Companions” and will be offering this programme to Knox Academy pupils. This school term priority will be given to the current S1/S2 but it will eventually be rolled out to all year groups. If you think that your young person could benefit from this programme please encourage them to speak to their guidance teacher or to Marie. Further information is available on their website. 

Published: 18 May 2017

Finlay Hay, who left Knox a couple of years ago, to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School, is home for half-term with six friends and they have agreed to play in a special pop-up concert in aid of Refugees.

Friday 2nd June, 6pm in Garvald Church.

Please go along to support this very worthwhile cause.

Published: 08 May 2017

We have received information from our colleagues within NHS Scotland concerning a social media ‘game’ called the Blue Whale Challenge. This activity encourages young people to self-harm followed by sending a picture as proof. There are no reported cases in Scotland however, we would like to make you aware of this and if you have any concerns your child may be at risk please get advice by contacting your child’s school and speak to their Guidance Teacher.

Our schools provide children and young people with information on keeping themselves safe within the Health & Wellbeing curriculum delivered within schools. East Lothian Council also promotes the safe use of the internet and if you wish to access further information on the safe use of technology online see

Published: 03 May 2017

Please click on the relevant links below to find some information regarding the S1 and S2 Mathematics Assessments.

S1 Letter

S2 Letter

For any further information please don't hesitate to contact the School via the School Office.


Published: 26 April 2017

A reminder that there will be a meeting tonight (Wednesday 26 April 2017) at 6.30pm in the hall to discuss the recent inspection, all will be made very welcome.

Published: 24 April 2017

Our new supplier of Dress Code is Border Embroideries.  All orders should be placed via the Border Embroideries website.   Delivery can be made to your home address for £4.99 or to Knox Academy at no cost.   See Border Embroideries website for detail surrounding delivery dates.

Further Information surrounding the expectations of school dress code can be viewed on our website.

The ordering process can be viewed below:

Published: 20 April 2017

The new Food Court Menu for Spring 2017 - Autumn 2017 is now available online.