Saxton Newsletter 30.4.21

School Uniform

Please remember that it is important that your child comes to school in the correct uniform. Now that Covid restrictions are lifting and shops have reopened, we expect all children to be able to follow our policy in what they wear to school, including their PE kit. If you are unsure what this entails, details can be found on our website.

Sports Day

We are hoping to hold Sports Day on 14th July. This is, of course, entirely dependent upon Covid restrictions, but we hope that by then we will be able to invite parents onto the school site to enjoy the afternoon races.


We were delighted to be able to plant some new trees in our wildlife area this week. They were supplied at no cost by the Woodland Trust. Our children did a brilliant job of planting, and we look forward to seeing these trees grow and develop over the years to come. We hope that this will secure a range of habitats for different species of creatures.

School Gate

A new lock has been installed on the main school gate this week. We will be adding a 'self close' arm onto the gate so that the gate closes behind people. In the meantime if you are the last parent on the school playground can you please ensure that the gate is closed behind you.

The gate will be unlocked for parents to drop off and collect children at the beginning and end of the day.

Medicspot Face Mask Challenge

We're calling all children to design your own face mask! Win face masks for you and all your classmates, a £500 prize for our school and help support NHS workers and volunteers. To get your face mask template and to enter, go to

Are you eligible for free school meals?

To qualify, a parent/guardian must fulfill one of the following criteria (with effect from 01 April 2018):

Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods. (£616.67 per month)

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you are eligible please contact the school office for a form.

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 1 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.