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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

11 June 2021

On Monday 7 June we were delighted to be able to welcome the P7s from Haddington, Letham Mains, St Mary’s and Yester Primary Schools.  Each class visited in their ‘class bubble’ and met their House Teams and were taken on a tour of the school, with a ‘Treasure Hunt’ by their Pupil Support Leader.  We have really enjoyed all the online transition meetings – brilliantly planned by the Pupil Learning Team – but it was great to see all the P7s in person.

All parents/carers of P7 pupils have been invited to a virtual information evening on 14 June at either 6pm. or 7pm. and we are very much looking forward to meeting them at this. 

For those pupils who are coming from non-catchment primary school we are in the process of arranging for individual visits before the summer break.

Covid-19 Update

We have received an update from the Scottish Government that asks to retain all current mitigations at present to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in schools. This decision has been taken in light of the ‘Delta’ variant of concern. The Scottish Gvt will continue to review their guidance in readiness for the start of the new session in August and we will communicate with parents/carers about this prior to the start of the new term.


We will be welcoming a number of probationers to the school in August and will give more details in the next few weeks about the subjects these will be in.


This week we have been celebrating PRIDE at Knox Academy. Throughout registration this week, we have been looking at a range of different things, which include the LGBT+ History, use of pronouns and Trans Rights. On the last day of term, we are going to have a PRIDE dress down day to raise awareness and celebrate the LGBT+ community at Knox and in our community. We are asking each registration class to dress up in the colours of the LGBT+ flag. There will be a prize for the best class. The school has come a long way in being more inclusive and next year we will be working towards the Silver LGBT Charter.

Parents/Carers Information

School Uniform

To help parents/carers with planning ahead over the summer for school uniform, please see our updated letter.



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.