Prospective Parents

SBS Open Events T1 2023

Open Morning Tours

Tours will start promply at 9am and finish at 10:15am Please click on the link below to book a tour

Wednesday 20th September 2023

Thursday 21st September 2023

Tuesday 26th September 2023

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Thursday 12th October 2023

Tuesday 17th October 2023

Thursday 19th October 2023

These events are primarily for pupils currently in Year 6 to provide an opportunity to view our school prior to the Admission deadline at the end of October.  

We look forward to welcoming your Year 6 son for the visit, but kindly ask that only one adult attends per family.

 A member of staff and some student guides will be available to meet you on arrival.

Parking for Open Mornings is available through the Main Gates (next to the Leisure Centre)

Please click here for information regarding tours at Didcot Girls' School

We hope that the resources below will give you a flavour of just how inspiring life is at St Birinus School.

If you would like to book a conversation with the Headteacher to discuss admissions, please email admissions@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk

Resources from the SBS Open Evening 2020

Resources for Rising Year 7 Families

 

Admissions

The Governors of St Birinus School adopt the same admission arrangements as those for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. All applications for places should be made via the Local Authority using the contact details below.

To reserve a place for your son at St Birinus School, it is important to follow these procedures:

Starting Year 7
If your son is under the age of 11, you will need to apply for a place via Oxfordshire County Council. You can do this either by visiting their website www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/secondaryadmissions or by completing a Common Application Form (CAF) from the back of the Moving On Booklet and posting to the address below. If you do not have a Moving On booklet please contact the School Admissions Team (contact details below) for a copy.

Please do not apply both online and on paper as this may delay the processing of the application.

In Year Transfer
If your son has already started in Secondary School and would like to transfer to St Birinus, you will need to apply via Oxfordshire County Council by visiting this website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/year-transfers 

School Admissions Team,  Oxfordshire County Council
Ground Floor, County Hall, New Road, OXFORD,  OX1 1ND

Tel: (01865) 815175,  Fax: (01865) 783198

Email: admissions.schools@oxfordshire.gov.uk
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/secondaryadmissions

 

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 2024 Admissions

Our Year 7 Pupil Admission Number (PAN) has risen from 210 to 240 for September entry, in response to the demand for first choice applications that we have received to date.

Applications

Applications open: 12th September 2023

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2023

School places offered by OCC (email offers for online applications) - national allocation day: 1 March 2024

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

Common Application Form (Secondary)

and ensure it reaches the School Admissions Team by the date specified. 

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 2023 will receive an email on 1 March 2024 advising which school their child has been offered a place at. All on-time applicants will also be sent a letter on 1 March 2024 by second class post 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 2024

We hold an Open Evening and series of Open Mornings every year in September/October to which all prospective families are welcome to attend. We also hold an evening, with www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/, for potential applicants into our mixed sixth form in November. Information about all of these events is clearly signed on our website well in advance of the events themselves.

To view our admissions arrangements please view the relevant documents below.

Click here to view the appeals procedure:

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

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Academy independent admission appeal pan... 27th Mar 2019 Download
SBS Admissions Statement 2023 2024 DETER... 21st Jan 2022 Download
SBS Admissions Statement 2024 2025 Deter... 27th Feb 2023 Download
SBS Admission Statement 2025 26 DETERMIN... 26th Jan 2024 Download
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