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 2019

  • Wednesday 2nd October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Thursday 8th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Friday 18th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am
  • Thursday 24th October 9:15am (prompt) - 10:15am

To book a place please contact admissions@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk

Open Evening – Wednesday 25th September 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to our School at our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday
25th September from 5.30pm-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 the Didcot Area Partnership, we will be holding a presentation evening in September, details will follow.

Key Dates for September 2019 Admissions

Applications

Applications open: 10 September 2018

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018

If you missed this deadline, please complete a paper application form, available here:

https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/childreneducationandfamilies/educationandlearning/schools/startingschool/CAFS19.pdf

and ensure it reaches the School Admissions Team no later than 21 March 2019. Applications received by 21 March will be processed on 08 May 2019.

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.

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/starting-school/secondary-school

Everyone who applies online by 31 October 2018 will receive an email on 1 March 2019 advising which school their child has been offered a place at. All on-time applicants will also be sent a letter on 1 March 2019 with all relevant information.


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: Monday 3rd June 2019

If your son attends a primary school outside 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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