Saxton Newsletter 7.5.21

Willow Class

As you are aware, Mrs Romans will leave us on 17th May. Governors have appointed Mrs Pedley and Mrs Roach to cover her duties in Willow Class until the end of the year, and will make a substantive appointment for September.

Eco Warriers

We would like to introduce you to our new Eco Warriors. They are championing environmental awareness in our school. They have conducted an audit and selected three areas that they want to improve this term – Litter, Energy, and Marine. They will let the school know soon about the actions they are planning, and further information can be found in the noticeboard on the school playground.

FOSS Meeting - 10th May

There will be a virtual meeting of FOSS (our PTA – the Friends of Saxton School) on Monday 10th May at 7.30pm. Everybody is welcome to attend. We will discuss possible fundraising activities that could be planned this year. If you would like a link to the meeting, please contact Mrs Clubbs in the office.

Reception 2021

We are aware that some families of children due to start school next September may have missed the deadline for applications which has now passed. Currently, our Reception intake in September is not full, and so if you know someone who might have missed the application and needs a school place please encourage them to apply. Governors will consider late applications.

General Teaching Assistant Required (EYFS & KS1)

We are seeking to appoint a GTA at Saxton to join our fantastic small village school. The successful candidate will help to give our children the best possible start in their education and will lay firm foundations for the future.

A large proportion of the responsibilities will be working with children in EYFS. Candidates will demonstrate that they can contribute to a creative and high quality environment with inclusion at the heart of all learning, based on the effective principles and practice. Additional MSA lunchtime hours will also be available and some hours may be allocated as HLTA for suitably qualified applicants.

For more details please see our vacancy using the button below.

Summer Animation Camp

Sherburn Hungate Primary are running a Summer Animation Camp for children in years 3-6 this summer holiday. What will they be doing? As well as fueling your child's imagination and introducing them to new and creative learning during the school holidays, they will also get to grips with script writing, set design, character design and sound/ video editing.

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 2 of the lunch menu below.

Please note the menu has been slightly changed for the rest of the Summer Term.

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.