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Welcome to Saxton Church of England Primary School

Please have a look at our website to see how we deliver a high-quality Church of England education to primary-aged children in the Saxton and Scarthingwell area.

If you would like to look around our wonderful school. please arrange a visit by contacting the school office.

To see how our school is organised, you can view the video below that was made when Coronavirus restrictions were in force, but we would strongly encourage you to come and see us in person.


We are a small school of 55 children in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Saxton near Tadcaster.

We are a member of The Star Multi Academy Trust. This is a group of local schools who have formed a Multi Academy Trust in order to provide high quality education for children 4 to 19 in the Sherburn and Tadcaster area. It brings wonderful benefit to our small, village school by allowing our pupils to engage in a range of opportunities alongside their local peers.

We are proud to be a Church school, Christian values underpin everything we do, while, at the same time we respect and value those of other faiths and none. Our aim is to achieve “Good people, doing well”(Titus 3:14 – Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.)

This is a happy, friendly school where we have high standards in everything we do and where all children can access an exciting curriculum.  Learning is fun but challenging and we aim to meet the specific learning needs of every child so that they can all achieve to the best of their ability. Our children continually attain high outcomes, particularly at the end of KS2 (click HERE for details).

Children are taught in three mixed age classes, Willow (FS/Y1/Y2), Sycamore (Y3/Y4) and Maple (Y5/Y6).

Relationships are important to us and we aim to foster good relationships in school between children and between children and staff. Outside of school we value our relationships with parents and the community. Working together, we can provide the best possible educational experience for  our children.

Please come and visit, you would be very welcome and we would be proud to show you our lovely school.

Rick Weights