Saxton Newsletter 15.1.21


Please remember that dogs are not allowed on the school premises. If walk to collect your children from school and want to bring your dog for exercise, please ensure that they are tied up away from the entrance.

Weather Conditions

Obviously, as we saw yesterday, we are currently in the time where school may be affected by the weather. Heavy snowfall may prevent staff from working on site and this would mean full closure (including for children of critical workers) if we cannot ensure the safety of pupils or workers due to a hazardous environment or a lack of appropriate supervision. If this is the case, we will let you know by text and announcements on local radio as early in the morning as we are able. We hope to not need to close during the day, but if we do then we would greatly appreciate collection of children at your earliest convenience to allow everyone to leave the site safely. Staff will continue to work from home and so remote learning and communication would continue.

Do you have an unused/old laptop to donate?

We are aware that some families are finding it hard to access remote learning due to a lack of devices to share around the family. We have received some queries about donating machines, and we can confirm that we are happy to receive laptops that can be wiped by school and then supplied to families who need them.

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General Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Monk Fryston Primary School have a vacancy for a General Teaching Assistant with Midday Supervisory Assistant duties. Please click the link below for more details or email Mrs McLachlan to request an application pack.

Office Closed

For the time being, the school office will remain closed. Voicemail and email messages are being picked up from home, and so please do leave a message if you need to contact us and we will attend to it quickly.

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.

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!!
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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.