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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



  • Christmas Lunch

    The whole school enjoyed a tasty Christmas lunch today.Thank you so much Gemma for all your hard work – lunch was amazing!

  • Remembrance

    On Thursday Revd. Sue led our special assembly in the Abbey to present our Poppy Banner.   It was a very moving time especially hearing the names of soldiers from the village who lost their lives during the wars.

  • Community Open Mornings 6th/7th December 2018

    Both for children starting school in September 2019 or later and also for all members of the community to visit

    We would like to invite you and your friends to visit our friendly, welcoming and hardworking school on

    Thursday 6th December and Friday 7th December

    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

    Please click here for the flyer.

  • Harvest Festival

    Yesterday saw our second Harvest Festival in the Abbey since we re-started having our service during the school week.  It was great to see so many parents who were able to join us.  I was very proud of all the readers, who did an amazing job – well done!  A big thank you to everyone, who was able to bring some foodstuff to support the Wallingford Food Bank – I know it will be greatly appreciated.

  • Isle of Wight Day 4

    Another good nights sleep by all – it’s definitely getting harder to get some people up in the morning!!  Another cooked breakfast and we were ready for the day!

    By 10am this morning we were back on the beach playing in the sea, building sandcastles and practicing our circus skills!  The weather was so spectacular it felt like a summer holiday! Finally about 12 o’clock we headed back up to the site to add more wet sandy clothes to our washing pile, changing them for dry ones (they’ll soon be dirty too!) and headed off to problem solving games!

    After lunch the activity they are very excited about  going to do Side-by-Side – this is where they get to drive Motorsport buggies around a course.  This will be followed off by a game of volleyball before dinner and a mini-Olympics this evening.

    It has been fantastic to see everyone trying…

January 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30 December 2018 31 December 2018 1 January 2019 2 January 2019 3 January 2019 4 January 2019 5 January 2019
6 January 2019 7 January 2019 8 January 2019 9 January 2019 10 January 2019 11 January 2019 12 January 2019
13 January 2019 14 January 2019

Fox Class Swimming

Fox Class Swimming
15 January 2019 16 January 2019 17 January 2019

Young Voices Concert at the Genting Arena

Young Voices Concert at the Genting Arena
18 January 2019 19 January 2019
20 January 2019 21 January 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
22 January 2019

Squirrel Grandparents' morning

Squirrel Grandparents' morning
23 January 2019

Full Governors' Meeting

Full Governors' Meeting
24 January 2019 25 January 2019 26 January 2019
27 January 2019 28 January 2019

Fox Class swimming

Fox Class swimming
29 January 2019 30 January 2019 31 January 2019 1 February 2019 2 February 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 17 January 2019 – Young Voices Concert at the Genting Arena
    11:00 am
  • 21 January 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    1:00 pm
  • 22 January 2019 – Squirrel Grandparents' morning
    9:00 am
  • 23 January 2019 – Full Governors' Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 28 January 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    1:00 pm
  • 4 February 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    1:00 pm
  • 11 February 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    1:00 pm
  • 15 February 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 25 February 2019 – First Day of Term
  • 25 February 2019 – Owl Class swimming
    1:00 pm
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