Applications & Transition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the Didcot Area Partnership, we will be holding a presentation evening in September, details will follow.
Key Dates for September 2019 Admissions
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:
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.
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