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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



  • 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. 

  • May Dancing

    Despite the rain last Friday, which began as soon as the children started our May Dancing afternoon, we enjoyed a good display of dance.   Well done to the children and staff for performing so brilliantly and to the parents and visitors who joined our big Circassian Circle – I am sure it gets better each year.

October 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29 September 2019 30 September 2019 1 October 2019 2 October 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
3 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
4 October 2019

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey
5 October 2019
6 October 2019 7 October 2019 8 October 2019 9 October 2019

Whole School Flu Vaccinations

Whole School Flu Vaccinations
10 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
11 October 2019 12 October 2019
13 October 2019 14 October 2019

Individual photos

Individual photos

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
15 October 2019

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
16 October 2019 17 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
18 October 2019 19 October 2019
20 October 2019 21 October 2019 22 October 2019 23 October 2019 24 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
25 October 2019

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
26 October 2019
27 October 2019 28 October 2019 29 October 2019 30 October 2019 31 October 2019 1 November 2019 2 November 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 17 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 24 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 25 October 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 4 November 2019 – First Day of Term 2
  • 7 November 2019 – Fox Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 13 November 2019 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 13 November 2019 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 14 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 14 November 2019 – Year 6 visit to IMPs
    10:00 am
  • 15 November 2019 – Children in Need
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