Saxton Newsletter 16.12.22


Thank you to the parents who kindly sponsored our Christingle service this year. We were able to offer every child in school a Christingle orange, which was wonderful and we are really grateful. Thank you to everyone who attended the service on Monday.

FOSS 100 Club

We are pleased to be able to launch our FOSS ‘100 Club’ in January. This is a joint venture between FOSS and the PTA at Monk Fryston School to raise funds for both organisations – please see the rules for more information. We expect this to be popular and should result in big prizes being awarded each month. Numbers can be purchased from ParentPay now.

Goodbye Mrs Blades and Mrs Rehor

We have been sad to say goodbye to Mrs Blades and Mrs Rehor today. It is the end of an era and Willow won’t be the same without them.

4th January 2023

Don’t forget that school opens to pupils on 4th January 2023.

Thank you!

Thank you for all your cards, gifts and kind messages this week. We hope that everyone connected with our school community enjoys a lovely, peaceful Christmas.

Rotary Shoebox Appeal

Thank you for your help and many thanks to the children and parents taking the time to fill all of the shoeboxes this year. This is a photo from the 641 collected from our region. They have gone to the depot in Preston and then will be going to Albania, Moldova and onto Ukraine.

Happy Christmas to you all from Christine, Wetherby Wharfedale Rotary Club

Learning Mentor

Saxton Primary School have a vacancy for a Learning Mentor, for more details and the online application form please click the link below.

School Lunches

After Christmas we will be on Week 1 of the New 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.