General News

Published: 22 April 2010

On the Thursday, 1st of April, Knox once again showed the school is full of talent. With 6 acts signed up for the show - including a very special staff act - it was a very busy lunchtime.

Knox’s Head Boy, Ally Brown, decided to start the show and set the bar to high standard. He was closely followed by Simon Simpson who showed his talented impressions of Gok Wan, Brian Blessed, Joker from Batman and Alexander from Compare the Meerkat.  All three judges, Mrs Craig, Mrs Ingham and Mr Illingworth, all enjoyed these performances. 

The next two acts were both singing acts, one a very memorable performance by Mr Dempster and Miss Morgan which the audience thoroughly enjoyed and will be remembered for some time. The next singing act was Sophie and Rowan who sang Don’t Stop Believin’ and again all 3 judges highly commended their performance.

The final singing act of the afternoon was Kaelyn Pritchard and Rebecca Cole who sang Pixie Lott’s song ‘ Mamma Do’ which the audience loved and all 3 judges thought was the best performance so far, so it would be a tough act to follow. Eilidh Mc Sporran on the piano was the final act and her performance was again of a high standard, but who did the judges feel was the best?

Mrs Ingham announced the winners:

The judges first of all highly commended all the performances but they were unanimous in their decision and the winners were Kaelyn Pritchard and Rebecca Cole.

The event raised a total of £171.40 with all the proceeds going to Radio Forth’s Cash 4 Kids appeal.

Roddy Coull

on behalf of the S6 Charities Committee

Published: 20 April 2010

Well done to all pupils involved in the Spring Concert last night - an excellent performance.

This was another demonstration of the incredible talent presented by pupils at Knox Academy.


Published: 01 April 2010

SQA's timetable builder is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

The application lets you build your exam timetable and also provides key information relating to sitting your exams.

Key features

  • create your own personal timetable
  • display exam times either as a list or a calendar
  • send timetable to e-mail address
  • integrate into other calendars via iCal attachment (eg. Google Calendar, Outlook)
  • help and guidance for sitting exams
  • links to MySQA and other useful websites

To download this free app please click here.

Additional versions for Google and all other major mobile phones will be available soon - further details can be found on the SQA website.


You can also build a personal exam timetable directly on the SQA website.

The complete SQA timetable (PDF document) can be downloaded here.

Published: 01 April 2010

Anushka Lamb is this week's reader of the week.

Anushka has progressed in reading to gain target of Star Reader.

Anushka will now be working towards Classic Reader. WELL DONE.


Published: 01 April 2010

The latest edition of Knox News is now available for viewing and downloading on this website in the Publications section: Publications > Knox News.

A hard copy will also be distributed via 'pupil post' today.


Published: 31 March 2010

Due to the poor weather, tonight's Spring Concert has been postponed.

It will now take place on Tuesday 20 April at 7 pm.


Published: 29 March 2010

A reminder that school closes on Thursday 1 April at 4 pm for the Easter Holidays.

School resumes at 8.44 am on Tuesday 20 April.

This is the ideal time for pupils with exams to find some extra revision time.  The SQA exams start a week after the return to school on Wednesday 28 April, when S4 study leave commences.  Study leave for senior pupils starts on Monday 10 May.

Each year Knox Academy puts together a programme of revision sessions during the Easter Holidays in order to provide extra support for pupils with the additional opportunity to use the school library for self-study.

The study programme for this year can be viewed in the Extra-Curricular section of the website: Extra-Curricular > Easter Revision 2010.


Published: 26 March 2010

On the 25th of March 2010 the five members of Team Rise attended the end of year presentation of all the Young Enterprise businesses in the Lothians.

We were all pretty nervous of the unexpected during the journey and even more so as we pulled up to the Stuart’s Melville College Performing Arts Centre in Edinburgh.  There were 23 other businesses there from around Edinburgh and the Lothians.  We would not only be performing our presentation on the stage surrounded by all of them, but also the judges and many other adults involved.

As the evening went on however, we gained some confidence as we first won a silver plate for the ‘Best Human Resources Director', followed by third place for ‘Best Marketing Director’, a second place for ‘Best Production assisted by the Managing Director’ and a second place for ‘Best Sales Director’.

We were the 15th presentation and as we saw more teams it seemed all the more daunting to have to do it ourselves, however there was then a break to present more awards and to our absolute shock we were awarded a further two awards: a cup for ‘Best IT Director' and a trophy for ‘Best Business Idea’!  The company awarded the 'Best Company Award' would go onto the British final.  Here we managed to receive a third overall, which we were all very pleased with after our previous awards.

Altogether, the night was a huge shock in terms of our success for us all, and we therefore had a much better evening than any of us had imagined.  The Young Enterprise experience is something we have all benefited hugely from and we would recommend it to all S5 pupils next year looking for a definite challenge, and even to earn some extra cash!


Emma Lynas


Team Rise 
Emma Lynas   Managing Director
Tom Gates   Finance Director
Phillippa Jackson   Human Resources Director
Lewis Wilkie   Sales and Marketing Director
Andrew Wright   IT Director


Link Teacher: Colin Dempster
Business Advisor: Finlay Marshall



Published: 25 March 2010

Josh Nisbet has successfully completed quizzes on two titles in Accelerated Reader.

Josh passed both quizzes and is a nearly at the target to progress to the next level of Accelerated Reader.

Josh is this weeks AR Reader of the week.

Reader of the Week will be announced every Wednesday in term time.


Published: 18 March 2010

This weekend The Herald [20 March] and Sunday Herald [21 March] has a £3 off offer with Bright Red on SQA Past Papers.

The paper will also have their annual exam and revision guide. The guide aims to help you get the most from your revision programme.

Visit Bright Red Publishing and use promotion code Herald1 to take advantage of this discount.