Rising Year 7s

Information for Year 6 Transition (Sept 2023 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 2023
Welcome letter and enrolment forms sent from SBS 3rd March 2023
Deadline for responding to the offer from OCC 15th March 2023
Deadline for submission of enrolment forms to SBS 24th March 2023
Transition Visits for primary schools in the Didcot Area Partnership (DAP) W/B 22nd May 2023 & W/B 9th June 2023
Rising Year 7 Transition Days Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th July 2023
Rising Year 7 Welcome Evening

Thursday 13th July 2023
An email will be sent out nearer the time confirming time of arrival

First Day of school (for Y7 and Y12 only) Tuesday 5th September 2023

For our September 2023 Starters' Welcome Booklet, please click on the link below:

Welcome Booklet 2023


For students who have been allocated a place at St Birinus since 1st May 2023, please see our welcome letter below:

Welcome Letter for allocations post 1st May 2023


For information regarding our SEND Information Evening, please click on the link below:

RY7 SEND Information Evening


For further information about the Mandarin Excellence Programme, which is offered to all Rising Year 7 students for September 2023, please click on the link below:

Mandarin Excellence Programme - RY7 Sept 2023

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 2023 03rd Mar 2023 Download
Welcome Booklet 2023 19th May 2023 Download

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