Headteacher’s Welcome


Welcome to Saxton Church of England Primary School.

We are a small school of 63 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. We have some superb outcomes, for example in 2018 our year 6 class exceeded national results in every aspect (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


Our Christian vision is that:

Everyone who spends time learning and growing at Saxton, becomes a successful individual with the courage, compassion and creativity to make a difference in the future. We are respectful of God’s world, working together to create a loving and caring community.

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