Applications & Transition

Welcome to our Year Rising 7 families! You will find lots of information about starting at St Birinus here:

Resources for Rising Year 7 Families

Open Events

Y5/6 School Tours

School Tours give you the opportunity to tour the school with members of our Senior Leadership Team and student guides and see what the school is like on a normal working day where you can visit lessons and ask questions.

However, this year, we invite parents and carers to book a conversation with the Headteacher to find out more. To book a conversation with the Headteacher to discuss admissions, please contact

Primary School Zoom Meetings for Year 6 Families

Please join us for one of our zoom meetings with senior staff. We have set up specific meetings for each of the local primary schools and also meetings for schools from further afield so that the events are of a manageable size to enable everyone to participate. Please email for further details.


Open Evening 

Please click the link below for more information:

Open Evening September 2020

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 2021 Admissions


Applications open: 4 September 2020

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2020

School places offered by OCC (email offers for online applications) - national allocation day: 1 March 2021

Confirmation to OCC accepting offer of place: 16 March 2021

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

and ensure it reaches the School Admissions Team no later than 16 March 2021. 

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 2020 will receive an email on 1 March 2021 advising which school their child has been offered a place at. All on-time applicants will also be sent a letter on 1 March 2021 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 2021

Transition (once you have accepted your place)

Primary face-to-face/Zoom Transition Meetings: During May/June 2021

Rising Year 7 Transition Days:  July 2021

Year 7 Welcome Evening: September 2021

Further information for Rising Year 7 families can be found here.

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