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St Birinus Primary School
Thank you for visiting our website. Here at Dorchester St. Birinus Church of England School 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.

In the current situation it is not possible for school visits to take place so please have a browse of our website and if you have any questions give us a call. 

Jo Staples



  • Anti-bullying, portraits and much more!

    It has been so lovely to welcome all our children back into school this week. I would like to commend all of our Squirrels and Hedgehogs for their bravery and resilience. They have come back into school as enthusiastic and hard working as ever. Well done!
    This week is anti-bullying week. We have had assemblies around the theme of belonging and Jake, Kodie and Bella from Owl class led an amazing assembly for us where they shared their experiences and gave some advice.
    Fox class were learning how to draw portraits yesterday and their progress across one lesson was incredible. They have also been writing letters to Joe Biden. We hope he is not too busy to write back.
    Year six enjoyed their first ever forest school session this week. They used tools to sharpen sticks and even tried a bit of fishing— nothing was biting though! The Owl class…

  • Busy busy!

    Owl class have been busy this week with their preparations for their Egyptian exhibition. They are planning what to do and what they will need and I’ve heard some super conversations about how to make their exhibition amazing. I spent an enjoyable afternoon with them on Tuesday where we were learning about incarnation and drawing our own interpretations of Aritzi’s ‘Incarnation.’
    Fox class showed real maturity and empathy on Wednesday when they created poppies of  remembrance for Armistice day.  I have also seen some very impressive writing emerging from some amazing future authors.
    The whole school took part in a two minute silence at 11 o’clock on the 11th November to remember the  service and sacrifice of the past. We also took some time in assembly to consider service and sacrifice which is going on in our community right now. Our value of compassion is extremely important as we recognise…

  • Welcome Back

    Welcome to the second half of the autumn term.We have had another busy week here.
    Hedgehogs have been learning about bonfire night and making amazing firework  pictures. 
    Squirrels continue to learn about castles and have been busy finding out about the people who lived in castles.
    Fox class have been doing some beautiful drawings based around Romans and Owl class are preparing for an Egyptian exhibition with children taking on different roles and responsibilities.
    We also welcome Miss Angus, a new TA, to work with children in Hedgehog class.
    As the country goes into lockdown, not much really changes for us here in school. We are being extra vigilant with hand washing and sanitizing and doing everything we can to help keep our community safe. I would like to thank you all for your co-operation.
    Please be mindful of social distancing when on the school site.

  • Message from Mrs Staples

    As Friday comes around again and we are at the end of week , we can reflect on the amazing things being achieved by our children.
    Hedgehog class continue to inspire us all every day with their enthusiasm and excitement about learning. They have been thinking about autumn and using some beautiful autumn colours to decorate leaves. Squirrels interviewed me this week about what it is like to be a leader. They asked some really interesting questions which really made us think and gave me a chance to reflect on how lucky I am to be leading at Dorchester St Birinus.
    Fox class were lucky enough to have a celebration for amassing so many dojo points this week. They’re also loving their    guided reading book—Podkin One Ear.
    Owl class have really got stuck into their science work this week. They continue to impress me with their big writing skills too….

  • Goodbye to Mr Leigh

    It was great on Wednesday, that we were able to mark the end of an era for Year 6, Mrs Eacopo and myself with the children that are currently in school sitting in rows on the playground. The five Year 6 children (currently in school) shared some of their memories of their time at the school and received their prayer book from Revd Sue (other Year 6 children, we will make sure your books make it to you soon). Next, we said our goodbyes to Mrs Eacopo, who has been the teacher of Owl Class as well as our Special Needs co-ordinator since she joined us in 2016 – it has been a pleasure to work with her and thank her very much for all her hard work to support the work of the school. We wish her well for her new role. There was then a presentation by Mrs…

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Flu Vaccinations

1 December 2020 2 December 2020 3 December 2020 4 December 2020 5 December 2020

Upcoming Events

  • 30 November 2020 – Flu Vaccinations
    1:00 pm
  • 8 December 2020 – KS1 Nativity Play 'Live Event'
    9:30 am
  • 16 December 2020 – Whole school Christmas Lunch
    11:45 am
  • 18 December 2020 – Last Day of Term - school closes at 2pm
  • 4 January 2021 – INSET DAY
  • 5 January 2021 – First Day of Term

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