Open Morning Tours
Tours will start promply at 9am and finish at 10:15am Please click on the link below to book a tour
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)
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 email@example.com
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:
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.
School Admissions Team, Oxfordshire County Council
Ground Floor, County Hall, New Road, OXFORD, OX1 1ND
Tel: (01865) 815175, Fax: (01865) 783198
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 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:
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.
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: