"Always to choose kindness and create a respectful environment where staff and pupils can inspire each other to achieve their goals and become life-long learners."

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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

25 June 2021

It has been a busy week with the issuing of SQA provisional results to all of our senior pupils. We have also had our Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Final (YPI) and our Head Pupils’ Elections.

We have now reached the final day of term and celebrated this with all of our young people dressing up for the end of our Pride month. Great to see so many colourful outfits around the school!

Our pupils at Knox Academy have been absolutely amazing throughout this turbulent year and we are so glad that we have managed through to the summer term with very little disruption to teaching and learning during Covid-19. All staff and pupils have to be thanked for following the protocols we have had in place to keep the school functioning safely.  Everyone has very much earned their holidays and staff and pupils alike need time away from screens and to spend time with friends and family, socialising again – something we have all very much missed but can enjoy over the coming weeks.

Covid-19 – Summer Holidays

Please note, that even though the school is not open for pupils during the holidays, please report positive cases during this time to covidinschools@eastlothian.gov.uk or if you do not have access to email, telephone 01875 613921. For those young people who have consented to LFD testing, they should continue to do this over the summer and prior to returning to school. Thank you.

Covid-19 Mitigations in Schools

Current news is that all mitigations will remain in place for the start of the new term until we receive further advice from the Scottish Gvt – which should happen during the summer.  I will update the risk assessment for the school at that point and let parents/carers and pupils know any changes to these mitigations prior to starting back on Wednesday 18 August 2021.


We are currently advertising for temporary full-time positions in Biology; Pupil Support Worker and ASN Auxiliary.

A very happy retirement to Marion Goodfellow and Hilary Turbayne – our two music instructors who are retiring this year. The very best to you both and thank you very much for many years of service at Knox Academy - teaching our young people...


Knox Academy is the secondary school for Haddington and the surrounding area in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.  We are an active school community with many events taking place regularly.

The Bulletin is updated with news relevant specifically to pupils on a day-to-day basis, while other school news can be viewed below. Our school calendar contains key dates throughout the current session. A summary of session dates is also available.  Current vacancies for staff are advertised on myjobscotland and also in the Recruitment News section of this website.  

Please contact the School Office if you require further information on any aspect of the community at Knox Academy.