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St Birinus Primary School
Dorchester St. Birinus Church of England School is a small village school where we seek to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment with opportunities for all children to develop their potential as joyful, confident, proud, healthy and independent individuals with key skills for life.

As you can appreciate, there is only so much information that can be gained from our website, however there is no substitute for visiting the school. If you would like to see St Birinus Primary School in action, I would be delighted to show you around. Please contact the school office on 01865 340081 to arrange a visit.

Russell Leigh



  • Open Morning

    Our village primary school is opening its doors
     Open  Morning at Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School 
    For children starting school in September 2020 and onwards
    We would like to invite you to visit our friendly, welcoming and hardworking school on
    Friday 29th November
    Please arrive from 9.30am to 11am for coffee to meet our Headteacher, Mr Leigh, followed by a tour of the school given by the Year 6 children  with an opportunity to spend some time in classrooms meeting staff and pupils
    If you can come along please let us know, thank you.
    office.3186@st-birinus-pri.oxon.sch.uk or 01865 340081. Alternatively, do just drop in.
    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School

  • Pickleball taster session

    Great fun was had by all who attended our Pickleball taster session last Saturday. Fundraising is going really well so hopefully we’ll soon have a lovely new surface to play on.

  • Sports Day

    Yesterday was our annual Sports Afternoon – we were so lucky with the weather.  As always it is so good to see the teamwork and support shown by the children for all their houses.  It was also fun to see the return of the parents’ races this year – eagerly requested by the children.   Thank you to the PTA for organising the cake stall for the afternoon – it raised £59.30. 

    Here is the winning team-the Blues.

  • Playground fundraiser

    may have seen the new banner now being displayed on the front of the school
    building.  One of the school governors is
    working very hard on a fund raising project to try and raise £15,000 to
    resurface the school playground and to make it useable for various sports
    including a pickleball court for children and adult members of the community.  We hope to colour in the various characters
    on the banner as we reach our target.  We
    will also be doing our part by including the money raised from our sponsored
    walk (letter and sponsor form to be sent out soon).

  • Mrs Harding the daredevil!

    Congratulations to Mrs Harding for her abseil down the Abbey Tower on Saturday as part of the Dorchester Festival – it was great to witness her quickly descend as if she was Spiderwoman. 

November 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
27 October 2019 28 October 2019 29 October 2019 30 October 2019 31 October 2019 1 November 2019 2 November 2019
3 November 2019 4 November 2019

First Day of Term 2

First Day of Term 2
5 November 2019 6 November 2019 7 November 2019

Fox Class Swimming

Fox Class Swimming
8 November 2019 9 November 2019
10 November 2019 11 November 2019 12 November 2019 13 November 2019

Resources Committee Meeting

Resources Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting

P & C Committee Meeting
14 November 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming

Year 6 visit to IMPs

Year 6 visit to IMPs
15 November 2019

Children in Need

Children in Need
16 November 2019
17 November 2019 18 November 2019 19 November 2019 20 November 2019 21 November 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
22 November 2019 23 November 2019
24 November 2019 25 November 2019 26 November 2019 27 November 2019 28 November 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
29 November 2019

Open Morning

Open Morning
30 November 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 21 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 28 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 29 November 2019 – Open Morning
    9:30 am
  • 5 December 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 10 December 2019 – KS1 Nativity Play
    2:00 pm
  • 10 December 2019 – KS1 Nativity Play
    6:00 pm
  • 12 December 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 16 December 2019 – Whole school trip to Oxford Playhouse
    2:00 pm
  • 17 December 2019 – KS1 Party
    2:00 pm
  • 18 December 2019 – Last Day of Term-School closes at 2pm
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