School profile

St Birinus School

St Birinus is a vibrant and very welcoming school, where we develop our boys into well rounded, successful young men who epitomise masculinity in a modern sense and who are supremely well prepared to contribute to society and thrive personally. Academic standards are prized as much as character, good manners, contribution and leadership.

As a school, we have exceptionally high standards for our students and present a wealth of opportunity for them in all areas of school life. We promote a calm, ordered and supportive environment where relationships flourish between staff and students. A clear focus is maintained on excellent teaching and learning, and we encourage the boys to aim high in all that they do. We strive to equip them with the skills, knowledge and personal attributes required to grasp any opportunity before them. Teaching staff are animated and passionate about teaching boys, promoting lifelong learning and responsible 21st century citizenship.

About our school experience


We are keen to design school experiences around individuals and can be flexible but, as standard, we would look to provide chances to:
- observe lessons
- meet some of our students
- spend time in the subject/s of your choice
- meet some of our school leaders, including our Director of SCITT (to talk about teacher training opportunities, if appropriate)

Start and finish times
8.45am to 3.25pm - Flexible

We are able to accommodate a variety of durations, days and individual requirements. Please get in touch to discuss.

Dress code

Business dress, Smart casual

Teacher training

We are partners in our own SCITT programme in partnership with Teach First. All details are on our website and applications are made via the Department for Education's train to teach portal.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We are flexible around dates and happy to discuss individual requirements so that all visitors have an excellent experience.

School experience type
In school


Mereland Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8AZ
Map showing St Birinus School

Yes - on site parking provided

Our main car park has dedicated visitor parking.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Mereland Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8AZ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish