Applications & Transition

Open Events

Y5/6 School Tours

School Tours give you the opportunity to tour the school with members of our Senior Leadership Team and student guides and see what the school is like on a normal working day. You will visit lessons and be able to ask any questions.

Year 5/6 Tours – October 2018

  • Tuesday 2nd October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Wednesday 10th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Friday 12th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Thursday 18th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am

To book a place please contact

Open Evening – Wednesday 26th September 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to our School at our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday
26th September from 6pm-8pm. No advance booking is necessary. 

Y6 Primary Visits

Throughout September, we visit the Year 6 boys who attend primary schools within the Didcot Area Partnership. A senior member of staff, and current SBS students, deliver a presentation to the pupils and their parents, giving them information about our school and an idea of what life at St Birinus School is like.

For any families with boys attending primary schools outside of the Didcot Area Partnership, we will be holding a presentation evening in September, details will follow.

Key Dates for September 2019 Admissions


Applications open: To be confirmed
Closing date for applications: To be confirmed

Parents complete and return choices form to the Local Authority. This can be done online; you will receive confirmation that your request has been received via email.

Add in hyperlink to applications page

Acceptance/offer letters dispatched from Oxfordshire County Council: To be confirmed
Acceptance letters are sent to parents with a form to be signed and returned to the County Admissions Team or accepted online.

Welcome letter from St Birinus School sent:  March 2019

Transition (once you have accepted your place)

Primary Visits: During May/June 2019

The Head of Year 7 responsible for transition will visit primary schools to begin the process of induction and getting to know your child.

Visit Day for Primary Schools outside the partnership: to be confirmed

If your son attends a primary school outside of the Didcot partnership, he will be invited to attend our Visit Days in order to get to know other students who are joining St Birinus School from outside the partnership. Parents will also be invited, so that they can ask any questions they may have.

Rising Year 7 Welcome Evening: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Rising Year 7 Induction Days: Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd July 2019

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