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By Car

As you can appreciate the school is very busy at the beginning and end of the school day so in the interests of safety can parents please refrain from dropping off or collecting their children from the school premises, including outside Didcot Leisure Centre.
The drop off/pick up point is on Newlands Avenue/Glebe Road – NOT Mereland Road or the lay-by between the school and Didcot Leisure Centre.
Your son can then use the footpath by the tennis courts and through the gates near the new housing at Glebe Road as his access point. This is a really important road safety issue – your cooperation would be appreciated.

By School Bus

A number of scheduled buses provide transport for students for both St Birinus School and Didcot Girls’ School for those living in the villages surrounding Didcot.

The bus provision has recently been reviewed- click here for up to date information on the timetable details for the new term in September 2017.

Boys can pay for their journey in cash on the day, or click here to find out more about bus passes.

Thames Travel provides the bus service for us

This is the link for the school services which Thames Travel  update from time to time with the new routes and timetables,

Oxfordshire County Council provide buses for schools within catchment. Their service is currently being reviewed. Please click here for details.

By Public Transport

There are a number of buses that provide transport from the villages and towns beyond our catchment area. St Birinus is only a short walk from Didcot Parkway Train Station, which has regular connections to local villages between Oxford and Reading.


There are plenty of secure storage spaces on-site, so we welcome students cycling to and from school. Please see our Safety page for further advice on how to cycle safely.


St Birinus School is close enough for most residents of Didcot to walk to school.