Saxton Newsletter 8.7.22

Transition Morning

We are delighted that children enjoyed meeting their new teacher this week and are getting ready to move up in September. It was nice that Mr Hine was able to be with us for the day, and we all look forward to working with him in September.

Welcome Mrs Andre

Governors have appointed a new teaching assistant to work in Maple class next year. Mrs Andre currently works in a British school in Cyprus and is relocating to the area over the summer. We are sure she will make an excellent addition to our team.

Design the Logo Competition

Congratulations to Daniel in Sycamore who won the competition to design the new logo for the catering service across all the schools in the multi-academy trust. The prize was 2 new Chromebooks for our school and a book token for himself – well done!

Tag Rugby

Well done to the teams who represented the school so admirably in the tag rugby tournament this week. Not only were they wonderful ambassadors for our school, but they also won the entire tournament! They beat a number of much larger Leeds schools on the way to being awarded a HUGE trophy. We are incredibly proud of them.

Open Classrooms

Don’t forget that Open Classrooms takes place next Wednesday after school. This is the opportunity to share your child’s work with them and see the amazing learning they have been doing this term.

End of Year Production

The KS2 production will take place at 6.30pm in the church next Tuesday, and everybody is welcome.

End of Term Reports

We hope that the end of term reports will be ready to go home next Friday, 15th July. These will be sent by email.

Big Ride

Selby AVS are holding a big ride on Saturdays - 16 July, 13 August, 10 September, and are also doing free bike fixing events on Tuesdays 12 and 26 July, and 16 August. For more information please contact

FOSS Summer Fair

Don't forget the FOSS Summer Fair is next Friday 15th July 3:30-5:30pm.

Donations - we are urgently requiring donations for the raffle/tombola into the school office asap.

Please remember to bring your completed raffle tickets and money back to school asap. We have some fabulous prizes available; 2 tickets to the races, a facial, a voucher for Elmet kitchen and a £30 voucher for the Rockingham Arms. Additional tickets are available from the school office.

Vacancies in School

Have you ever considered working in school? Or do you know someone who might be interested. We currently have vacancies in both schools. Working days and hours can be flexible. We are also exploring the possibility of training as an apprenticeship for teaching assistants. If you would like to discuss this further please speak to Mr Weights.

Summer Holidays

Just a reminder that children will break up on Friday 22nd July. Monday 25th July is a training day so school is closed to pupils. For any future dates/events please check the calendar on our website.

School Lunches

Please see the Summer 2022 Lunch menu below. Next week we will be on Week 2 of lunches.

The Wednesday Lunch of Roast Pork will be changed to Sausage and Mash.

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.

Summer 2022 Lunch Menu

From w/c 25th April - w/c 18th July 2022. This is our new menu for the Summer Term

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.

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.