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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



  • 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.

  • The Living Rainforest

    On Tuesday, Fox Class headed off to the Living Rainforest near Newbury – an amazing adventure linked to their Rainforest topic. The children enjoyed the experience and were brilliant listening to our guides.

  • Primary Pops

    Owl Class joined several other schools at the Oxfordshire Music Service Centre in Oxford on Monday for their second POPS concert.  They all learnt songs like Mamma Mia and Dance With Me Tonight, it was great to see all the children singing well and their brilliant behaviour.  Congratulations to Annabelle, Melissa and Jacob for their solo performances. 

June 2019
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26 May 2019 27 May 2019 28 May 2019 29 May 2019 30 May 2019 31 May 2019 1 June 2019
2 June 2019 3 June 2019

INSET Day - school closed

INSET Day - school closed
4 June 2019

First Day of Term

First Day of Term
5 June 2019 6 June 2019

Sponsored Walk

Sponsored Walk
7 June 2019 8 June 2019
9 June 2019 10 June 2019 11 June 2019 12 June 2019 13 June 2019 14 June 2019 15 June 2019
16 June 2019 17 June 2019 18 June 2019 19 June 2019 20 June 2019 21 June 2019 22 June 2019
23 June 2019 24 June 2019 25 June 2019 26 June 2019 27 June 2019 28 June 2019 29 June 2019
30 June 2019 1 July 2019 2 July 2019 3 July 2019 4 July 2019

Sports Afternoon

Sports Afternoon
5 July 2019 6 July 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 4 July 2019 – Sports Afternoon
    2:00 pm
  • 8 July 2019 – Owl Class Cycling
  • 15 July 2019 – KS2 play
    2:00 pm
  • 15 July 2019 – KS2 play
    6:00 pm
  • 17 July 2019 – Full Governors Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 24 July 2019 – Last Day of Term -School closes at 2pm
  • 24 July 2019 – Leavers' Service at Dorchester Abbey
    9:30 am
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