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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



  • 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. 

  • World Book Day 2019

    This week was World Book Day and I must say that the costumes were out of this world.  I know this day can be a challenge each year to think of new ideas, but I was so impressed so thank you.   As part of the World Book day, the children were able to bring in a scene from a book in any medium.  There were some great ideas from painting on pebbles to scenes in boxes or jars from a variety of books.  Well done to all the children who took part and congratulations to Loveday, Jacob H, Rose and Theo for being the class winners and winning a £5 book token.

  • School Closed today – Friday 1st February

    Unfortunately we have had to close today due to the adverse weather conditions and several staff not being able to get to school.We will re-open on Monday 4th February at 08:40.

  • Young Voices 2019

    Yesterday Toby, Jacob, Charlie, Oakleigh, Joe, Ryan, Carys, Annabelle, Jessica, Sasha, Cecily, Phoebe, Megan, Diya, Reilly, Bella, Nola, Marcie and Angelina , Mrs Eade and I headed off to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the eagerly anticipated Young Voices concert.  We had been busy learning the songs and all the dance moves to join the other 7000 children.  As always a highlight for me is to watch the Urban Strides group dance on stage – they are amazing and I certainly enjoy trying some of the actions with the songs as well as the electric atmosphere when the lights go out and the children let out a huge scream.

April 2019
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31 March 2019 1 April 2019

Owl Class swimming

Owl Class swimming
2 April 2019 3 April 2019 4 April 2019 5 April 2019

Last Day of Term 2-School closes at 2pm

Last Day of Term 2-School closes at 2pm

End of Term Service at Dorchester Abbey

End of Term Service at Dorchester Abbey
6 April 2019
7 April 2019 8 April 2019 9 April 2019 10 April 2019 11 April 2019 12 April 2019 13 April 2019
14 April 2019 15 April 2019 16 April 2019 17 April 2019 18 April 2019 19 April 2019 20 April 2019
21 April 2019 22 April 2019 23 April 2019

First Day of Term

First Day of Term
24 April 2019 25 April 2019 26 April 2019 27 April 2019
28 April 2019 29 April 2019 30 April 2019 1 May 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
2 May 2019 3 May 2019

May Dancing

May Dancing
4 May 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 23 April 2019 – First Day of Term
  • 1 May 2019 – Full Governors Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 3 May 2019 – May Dancing
  • 6 May 2019 – Bank Holiday
  • 8 May 2019 – Cricket Session for Squirrel and Fox Class
    10:00 am
  • 9 May 2019 – KS1 Music Festival
    9:00 am
  • 13 May 2019 – SATS Week
  • 14 May 2019 – Hedgehog Trip to Farmer Gows
  • 24 May 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 3 June 2019 – INSET Day - school closed
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