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.

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.

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.

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 new activities and overcoming their fears.  Also the care and respect they have shown for each other has been superb always supporting their peers and adults throughout the week!

They should sleep well again tonight I’m sure!

So many stories to share on their return. 

Day 3

Day 2 obviously did create some tired children, this morning it was the alarm that woke us up.   After another great breakfast, we headed for a fantastic morning at the beach especially with the wonderful weather.  Everyone had a super time body boarding after finally squeezing ourselves into our wetsuits – it certainly was not easy! 

The afternoon included archery and abseiling for the different groups – it is often trying to keep track with what each group has completed.   After the evening meal, there was a long walk to follow – let’s hope we all keep going.  

I am sure with all this activity, there will be no issues with sleeping tonight

Until tomorrow…

July 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30 June 2019 1 July 2019 2 July 2019 3 July 2019 4 July 2019

Sports Afternoon

Sports Afternoon
5 July 2019 6 July 2019
7 July 2019 8 July 2019

Owl Class Cycling

Owl Class Cycling
9 July 2019

Owl Class Cycling

Owl Class Cycling
10 July 2019

Owl Class Cycling

Owl Class Cycling
11 July 2019

Owl Class Cycling

Owl Class Cycling
12 July 2019 13 July 2019
14 July 2019 15 July 2019 16 July 2019 17 July 2019

Full Governors Meeting

Full Governors Meeting
18 July 2019

KS2 play

KS2 play

KS2 play

KS2 play
19 July 2019 20 July 2019
21 July 2019 22 July 2019 23 July 2019 24 July 2019

Last Day of Term -School closes at 2pm

Last Day of Term -School closes at 2pm

Leavers' Service at Dorchester Abbey

Leavers' Service at Dorchester Abbey
25 July 2019 26 July 2019 27 July 2019
28 July 2019 29 July 2019 30 July 2019 31 July 2019 1 August 2019 2 August 2019 3 August 2019

Upcoming Events

  • 24 July 2019 – Last Day of Term -School closes at 2pm
  • 24 July 2019 – Leavers' Service at Dorchester Abbey
    9:30 am

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Send us a message

We would love to hear from you. Send us a message using the Contact Form.