Dorchester St Birinus Primary School is a small school in the picturesque village of Dorchester on Thames, nine miles south of Oxford. The village sits at the confluence of the rivers Thames and Thame and it is the River Thame which runs through the village.

Dorchester on ThamesWe aim to establish a happy and caring environment where children feel safe and secure. We regard each child as an individual and treat them as such. We promote an ethos based on mutual respect and Christian values. We work hard to maintain and develop a sense of the school as a community where everyone is valued. We aim to create an environment of trust and openness in which children, parents, staff and governors work effectively together. We set and maintain high standards of behaviour and discipline and encourage children to be responsible for their own actions and their environment. We promote a positive attitude towards learning and encourage children to develop good working habits.

Through the curriculum and other activities, we help children to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities so enabling them to reach their full potential in their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.

Our aim is to establish these principles firmly so that they underpin children’s attitudes as they move from here to their secondary schools and on into the wider community outside school.


| Meet the Staff | Governors | Our Achievements | Admissions | Prospectus | Ofsted & KS2 Results |

October 2019
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29 September 2019 30 September 2019 1 October 2019 2 October 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
3 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
4 October 2019

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey

Harvest Service in Dorchester Abbey
5 October 2019
6 October 2019 7 October 2019 8 October 2019 9 October 2019

Whole School Flu Vaccinations

Whole School Flu Vaccinations
10 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
11 October 2019 12 October 2019
13 October 2019 14 October 2019

Individual photos

Individual photos

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
15 October 2019

Parents Evening

Parents Evening
16 October 2019 17 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
18 October 2019 19 October 2019
20 October 2019 21 October 2019 22 October 2019 23 October 2019 24 October 2019

Owl Class Swimming

Owl Class Swimming
25 October 2019

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm

Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
26 October 2019
27 October 2019 28 October 2019 29 October 2019 30 October 2019 31 October 2019 1 November 2019 2 November 2019
Upcoming Events
  • 17 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 24 October 2019 – Owl Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 25 October 2019 – Last Day of Term - School closes at 3.15pm
  • 4 November 2019 – First Day of Term 2
  • 7 November 2019 – Fox Class Swimming
    10:00 am
  • 13 November 2019 – Resources Committee Meeting
    6:00 pm
  • 13 November 2019 – P & C Committee Meeting
    7:00 pm
  • 14 November 2019 – Fox Class swimming
    10:00 am
  • 14 November 2019 – Year 6 visit to IMPs
    10:00 am
  • 15 November 2019 – Children in Need
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