Saxton Newsletter 13.1.23

IT Upgrade

Next Tuesday, we are finally getting our long-awaited IT upgrade to improve the speed and connectivity of our wifi in school. Please note that there might be short periods of time in the day when our normal methods of communication aren’t working.

Letter from Public Health

You will have seen the letter from Public Health this week. We are aware that there are a number of illnesses that are being transmitted locally, so please remain vigilant for signs of infection in your child. UKHSA advice remains clear that children can continue to attend as normal unless they are unwell and have a high temperature.

Eco Warriors

Eco Warriors are organising a litter pick in the village involving children in Sycamore and Maple after half term. If anyone has a litter picker that we could borrow, we would be very grateful. Eco Warriors have also put up some posters at the entrances to remind parents not to idle their car whilst waiting outside school.

Census Day - 19.1.23

We are having a special census day menu on 19th January 2023. All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 who have packed lunches will receive a taster portion if they would like one. No need to pre-order these; they will be available on the day.
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FOSS '100 Club'

Don't forget we have launched our FOSS ‘100 Club’. This is a joint venture between the Monk Fryston PTA and FOSS to raise funds for both organisations – please see the rules email in December. We expect this to be popular and should result in big prizes being awarded each month. Numbers can be purchased from ParentPay now.

Vacancy - GTA

Saxton Primary School have a vacancy for a General Teaching Assistant. Click the link below for more information.

Selby Music Centre.

Selby Music Centre is run by North Yorkshire County Music Service and meets at Selby High School on Saturday mornings from 9.30 am – 12.20pm. Currently, we have 4 different ensembles.

We can offer you a free half term of sessions to get you started!

'Strings'n'things' runs from 9.30 to 10.45 and is for complete beginners up to grade 1 on violins, violas, cellos, guitars and a few keyboards. If you don't yet learn an instrument, let me know and we can lend one to you!

Folk group runs from 9.30 – 10.45 and is for guitar players, from those who know a few chords up to more advanced musicians, plus woodwind players, violinists and keyboard players from about grade 1 upwards.

Selby Youth Choir is from 11.05 – 12.20 and is a great opportunity for anyone of primary school age to sing in a choir, led by an experienced choral conductor.

Senior Strings is from 11.05 – 12.20 and is for players of violin, viola, cello and bass from approximately grade 2 to grade 5.

During the break, our Friends group runs a tuck shop, and you can choose a free sweet treat on your first visit!

Please get in touch with any queries and to let me know if your son or daughter would like to come along.

Many thanks,

Helen Moulds

Core Team Teacher

North Yorkshire Music Service

Families Magazine Jan/Feb 2023

School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 3 of the Spring 1 2023 lunches menu.

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 4 choices, either the hot dinner, hot vegetarian option, jacket potato with a choice of toppings or a sandwich. 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.

Packed Lunches - if you are sending grapes in your child's packed lunch, can you please ensure that these are cut in half.

Spring 1 2023 Lunch Menu

From w/c 2nd January - w/c 6th February

Parent Volunteers

We are delighted to be able to have volunteers into schools again, and would welcome parents to help us. If you are able to give any time to us, either on an ad-hoc or regular basis, you will need to complete a DBS application. Please contact the office for more information.

Application for Pupil Absence Form

This form should be completed by the parent/carer and returned to the school as far in advance as possible and preferably preferably with sufficient notice before the first intended day of absence.

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

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

Term Dates

Please click here to see the 2022/23 and 2023/24 Term Dates

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget that if you use Amazon Smile and have registered our school for donations, FOSS will receive a donation. This is a very quick and easy way to make money for our children, so please do remember to keep checking that your orders have been placed this way.
Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS


Help raise money for FOSS and label your children's school items. The soft plastic labels can be stuck on machine wash-care labels of clothes, but can also be used on shoes, dishwasher items and general school items.

Please order via the website and quote Saxton school number 17524

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our latest vacancies

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.