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Knox Academy

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Stunning art department – good selection of paintings in view. Magical and inspirational fabric and hatting department, plus ceramics and all the rest. Home economics equally buzzing – the smell of newly-baked bread was mouthwatering. School seriously into Europe – representatives went to the first Youth Eco-Parliament in Berlin... 

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What the school says...

Knox Academy, Haddington, is the descendant of a medieval grammar school and was dedicated to John Knox at the end of the 19th century. It is a non-denominational and co-educational school. Knox Academy has an extensive campus and the major refurbishment and rebuild have provided a combination of new and remodelled facilities. These facilities are accessible to all pupils. Facilities include a Drama and Seminar rooms as well as social areas for the pupils. All classrooms and the Library are connected to the Internet and Intranet.

The school has extensive playing elds and sports facilities featuring a full-size Games Hall and Gymnasium. For swimming lessons PE classes have use of the Aubigny Sports Centre in the town. The Cluster Primary schools are Kings Meadow Primary School, St Marys Roman Catholic Primary School in Haddington and Yester Primary School in Gifford.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since August 2018, Susan Cook, previously acting head at Trinity Academy in Edinburgh. With a background in PE, she has also worked at Drummond Community High School, Leith Academy and Tynecastle Academy.

Academic matters

Keen on Curriculum for Excellence, the school is inclusive. Thirty pupils per class, 20 for practical stuff, and streaming in maths. (Busy maths club, popular with high flyers.) Does well – strategies in place throughout.

S3 pupils have the choice of including literacy, numeracy or The Prince’s Trust (which covers both, but includes life skills, independence and team work) as part of their personal curriculum at National 4 level. Massive choice at S4, including practical woodworking and hospitality (practical cookery). Oddly enough, not a lot of take up in computer games design. Otherwise, expect the usual subjects,...

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