Saxton Newsletter 23.4.21

Mrs Romans

Sadly, Mrs Romans has decided to leave our school in the middle of May. She has been a great servant to the school and has worked with many children over the last 6 years. She will be greatly missed, and we would like to wish her every success and happiness for the future. A temporary arrangement will be put in place to cover her duties until the end of term, whilst governors agree a long-term solution which will start in September.


We are delighted to have received a delivery of trees from the Woodland Trust to plant in our wildlife area. We hope that groups of children will be able to plant these throughout next week, so please ensure that your child has outdoor footwear or wellies in school as they may be digging.

Design a lunch for next terms menu - closing date Friday 30th April

NYES Catering is excited to announce our Design your own Lunch Main Meal competition! We want pupils to get creative and learn about what goes into making and designing a main meal. It also gives them a fantastic opportunity to have their favourite meal on their school’s Autumn 2021 Menu! Click the link below for more details and how to submit your entry.

York Summer Half Term 2021 Multi Sports Camps

The camps are led by Coach Ciaran and Mark Gunn and hosted at Carr Junior School (YO26 5QA) on Friday 4th & Monday 7th June 2021, 9am-4pm each day open to Reception to Y8 boys & girls at £20 per child per day. Here are links to their social media pages Facebook: Coach Gunn Basketball / Twitter: coachgunnbball. For a booking form please email Mark Gunn at or telephone Mark on 07912 178917

School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 3 of the lunch menu below.

Children can decide daily whether they are having a school dinner or packed lunch.

Please ensure you discuss the menu each day with your child so they can decide what they would like to order. Once they know their choices, they will choose this each morning with their teacher during registration.

Each day there are 3 choices, either the hot dinner, the sandwich or the jacket potato with a choice of topping. The sandwich and jacket potato always come with a selection of vegetables/salad on the side and have the full pudding choice for that day.

Summer 2021 Lunch Menu

12th Apr - 23rd Jul

Covid Tests for Families

If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of a pupil, student or staff of a school, nursery or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:

  • through your employer if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site
  • by ordering a home test kit online

Click the button below to find out more information.

Reporting a positive Covid result out of hours

Should you believe your child to have Covid-19 symptoms and need to go into self-isolation, please notify the school office in the usual way via phone or email.

Should you receive a ‘test positive’ result for your child it is VITAL that you notify us as soon as possible: During school hours – directly to the school office via 01937 557396.

Out of hours send an email to (stating student’s full name and class, contact phone number, date and time of positive Covid test result – please use TEST POSITIVE in the title)

It is VITAL that you let us know as soon as you possibly can so that we can implement contingency planning.

Covid App

Don’t forget that our school has registered with the Covid Symptom Study to help monitor the spread of the virus. If you would like to participate, you will need to register with the code AFXPPKY. For more information including full instructions on how to join and use the COVID Symptom Study app please head to:

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

Details of events and school activities. This is also accessible through the school website.

Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS

Car Parking reminder

Please be considerate when parking near the school crossing. If parked too close it can be very difficult to see if it is safe to cross, particularly at pick up time-thank you.


Please click here to be re-directed to ParentPay, where you can pay for lunches and other school related items.

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.