Rising Year 7s

We are over subscribed for our September 2024 Year 7 starters. 

If you are disappointed to have not been offered a place at St Birinus, we recommend that you request to be added to the Continued Interest (waiting) List through Oxfordshire County Council.  Please note that placement on the list is not automatic and you must complete a request via the online Parent Portal.  Further details can be found with your offer letter. 

Unfortunately we do not hold information regarding the Continued Interest List, as this is held by Oxfordshire County Council, meaning staff at St Birinus are unable to answer any queries you may have. 

Further details can be found by visiting https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/school-admission-rules-and-policies/continued-interest-lists


Information for Year 6 Transition (Sept 2024 Starters)

We understand that starting secondary school is a very exciting time, but also one that can be a bit worrying for students, as well as their parents. At St Birinus School, we aim to make the transition process as smooth and enjoyable as possible, by working closely with the students, their parents or carers, and the primary schools. This helps all those involved to feel excited and confident about joining the SBS community.

Key Transition Dates 

National Offer Day
(places offered via Oxfordshire County Council)
1st March 2024
Welcome letter and enrolment forms sent from SBS 4th March 2024
Deadline for responding to the offer from OCC 13th March 2024
Deadline for submission of enrolment forms to SBS 22nd March 2024
Transition Visits for primary schools in the Didcot Area Partnership (DAP) W/B 20th May 2024 & W/B 3rd June 2024
Rising Year 7 Transition Days Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th July 2024
Rising Year 7 Welcome Evening

Wednesday 10th July 2024
An email will be sent out nearer the time confirming time of arrival

First Day of school (for Y7 and Y12 only) Wednesday 4th September 2024


For our September 2024 Starters' Welcome Booklet, please click on the link below:

Welcome Booklet 2024


For students who have been allocated a place at St Birinus for Setpember 2024, please see our welcome letter below:

Welcome Letter for September 2024 Y7s

For further information about the Mandarin Excellence Programme, which is offered to all Rising Year 7 students for September 2024, please click on the link below:

Mandarin Excellence Programme - RY7 Sept 2024

For a list of the uniform requirements at St Birinus School, please click on the link below:

SBS Uniform


Please see information below which was shared to Rising Year 7s last Year:

There is plenty of information about starting at St Birinus in our Welcome Booklet, so do take a look by clicking on the link below:

KS3 English

KS3 Maths

KS3 Science


You can join Mr Wood on a virtual tour of SBS by clicking on this link below:

Virtual Tour of SBS

Year 8 students have shared their experiences of life at St Birinus. To hear their top tips, please click on the links below.

Harry's Welcome Video

Logan's Welcome Video

Please also refer to the additional documents on Transition, in the Page Downloads section below:


Page Downloads Date  
SBS Transition Support Booklet 08th Jun 2020 Download
Sparx Maths Y6 Y7 Transition Booklet 06th Jul 2022 Download
Welcome Letter March 2024 04th Mar 2024 Download
Welcome Booklet 2024 01st Mar 2024 Download
Welcome Letter May 2024 (2nd round of ap... 07th May 2024 Download

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