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Refreshing to find a school where academic attainment is not the be all and end all. That said, the school punches well above its weight both in national and East Lothian exam results. Spectacularly. Three dedicated guidance staff...

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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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Since 2012, Mrs Sarah Ingham BD PGCE (40s, but looks like 30s). Joined Knox Academy in 2001, previously depute head. Educated at Bolton School Girls Division and St Andrews (BD), Herriot-Watt (PGCE), Glasgow Caledonian (postgrad counselling and supervision diploma) and Edinburgh (postgrad educational leadership and management certificate – the headship qualification). Cor. She taught religious and moral education at Kirkcudbright Academy and Currie Community High School, where her husband Charles still works. A star – bubbly and fun, with splendid auburn locks and trendy eBay shoes. ‘I love it, the best job in the world,’ she says of her role. She took this editor with enormous pride to see her pièce de résistance, Tots and Teens, a proper nursery where embryo nursery nurses – not to mention a whole raft of other teenagers...

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