Saxton Newsletter

Friday 31st January

School News

We want to inform you that North Yorkshire County Caterers have changed their policy statement regarding food allergens. This is because they cannot fully guarantee that the ingredients they use have been prepared in allergy-free environments. Their statement now reads: "We are unable to guarantee a completely 'allergen free' environment as foods containing allergens are used in our kitchens." This does not affect the preparation of our meals which will still use fresh, locally sourced produce wherever possible.

Thank you for submitting photos for the active selfie campaign. It is brilliant to see the range of activities that our children do outside school. There is still plenty of time to take and send a photo - they can be emailed to -

Office News

This weeks reminders:

  • Next week we will be on WEEK 2 of the lunch menu. If you re-submit lunch choices please let me know via email so i can ensure my records are updated.
  • As always can I ask you to check ParentPay accounts regularly to ensure these are kept in credit. The costs for dinners this half term will be £11.50 per week or £78.20 until February half term.
  • On Monday 2nd February the system will be open to book your child's Learning Reviews (previously named parents evening) which will take place w/c 2nd March. If you have an issues accessing this please let me know.



Rainbow & Value Awards

Rainbow Awards this week:

  • Marley Hirst - for being an outstanding sportswoman and team player!!
  • Matilda Baxter - for working so hard in and out of the class. The work that you have produced this week in English, Geography and Maths has been outstanding!
  • Nathaniel Southern - for appreciating the need to show your working out in maths. Because of this you have made excellent progress with BIDMAS this week.
  • Alastair Oakley - for working exceptionally hard with BIDMAS work in maths. You have made fantastic progress!!
  • Seth Jackson - for a wonderful hard-working attitude in every lesson. You have made excellent progress with BIDMAS in maths and your writing is amazing. Well Done!!

Values Awards this week:

  • Martha Bosomworth, Frankie Farthing-Sumner & Amy Roach - Community Award - for helping me o set up the classroom when no-one else offered - Mrs Blades
  • The dodgeball team - Community Award - for your outstanding behaviour and great team spirit at the competition on Thursday. You made us all very proud.
  • Bryce Hirst - Respect Award - Well done for always making the right choices, for respecting your peers and the adults in school and for always using your manners.
  • Seth Jackson - Respect Award - You are always so polite and respectful everytime you ask me a question. You have made my day on a number of occasions this week when you have thanked me for my help. What a wonderful attitude! Thank you!
  • Oliver Chapman - Respect Award - for being the only one who waited for when i was coming through the door. What amazing manners - Mrs Elliott


Health & Safety

As a school we have been assessing on site health and safety and a few things are now being put in place to ensure the safety of your children. We would greatly appreciate your support with implementing these.

  1. The bottom gate outside the Willow class with be locked on an evening at 3.40pm. This is to ensure the security of those children who may still be on site (after school clubs). If you are on site after this time you would need to leave via the main gate.
  2. The pathway down the side of school which leads from the main playground to the Willow play area is now going to be a walking zone. Signs will be put up over the coming week and children will be informed of this in assembly today. We would welcome your support with reminding children they should walk when in this area.

We thank you in advance for your continued support.

The Saxton Team

KS1 Dodgeball Tournament

We remain the champions of KS1 sports. Some of our Year 2's went to SHS on Thursday to take part in a dodgeball tournament. As always the children did really well with fantastic behaviour and Mr Weights who accompanied them said he was super proud of their excellent manners and amazing team spirit. See below for a few pictures from the event....

Titanic Day

On Tuesday Maple had a day dedicated to the Titanic! They all dressed up as different characters and had a full day of creative activities. As you can see from the pictures below everyone had a great day!!
Big picture

Maple Lunch Day

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 12:30pm

Saxton, Tadcaster, UK

Saxton, England

Children in Maple would like to invite you to come into school and join them for lunch! The decision has been made that it will be Hot Dogs (accompaniments) and Valentines biscuits for lunch on this day. They would love it if you could join them. Due to limited space in school i'm afraid we can only accommodate 1 person per pupil. Thanks to those of you who have already joined up, there is still time to book if you would like to attend this session the £2.50 is payable via parentpay, where you can find further details.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

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

Staff Shout Outs

Please take a minute to complete the form below and let us know which staff go above and beyond! We can then take the time to recognise their efforts and let them know they are doing a great job!!


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

Lunch Menu

Please click here to access the lunch link where you can make your child's choices for lunch this Term. If you do make amendments please remember to let me know!!

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.