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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



  • Open Morning

    Our village primary school is opening its doors
     Open  Morning at Dorchester St Birinus CE Primary School 
    For children starting school in September 2020 and onwards
    We would like to invite you to visit our friendly, welcoming and hardworking school on
    Friday 29th November
    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

  • 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. 

February 2020
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Last Day of Term 3

Last Day of Term 3
15 February 2020
16 February 2020 17 February 2020 18 February 2020 19 February 2020 20 February 2020 21 February 2020 22 February 2020
23 February 2020 24 February 2020

First Day of Term 4

First Day of Term 4
25 February 2020 26 February 2020 27 February 2020 28 February 2020 29 February 2020
Upcoming Events
  • 24 February 2020 – First Day of Term 4
  • 2 March 2020 – Foundation Stage and Year 6 Group Photos
    10:00 am
  • 5 March 2020 – World Book Day
  • 9 March 2020 – Owl Class Trip to Woodlands Outdoor Centre
  • 30 March 2020 – Parents Evening
    3:30 pm
  • 31 March 2020 – Parents Evening
    3:30 pm
  • 1 April 2020 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 1 April 2020 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 3 April 2020 – Last Day of Term 4 - school closes at 2pm
  • 3 April 2020 – Easter Service in Dorchester Abbey
    1:15 pm
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