Deepcar St John's Church

Deepcar St John's is a proudly Christian school that has been the heart of the local community for over 50 years. The school, previously situated on Carr Road moved to its present location in 1968. St John's school has always had very close links with Deepcar St John's Church. 


We enjoy a very strong and positive relationship with The Vicar, Hilda Issacson, who visits the school on a half termly basis to lead acts of worship.  We regularly celebrate the major events in the Christian calendar at the church. 

The vicar is an ex-officio member of the governors of St John's and several members of the churches congregation serve as school governors, all making a valuable contribution to the life of the school.

Church News and Updates - 2020/2021 Academic Year 

17th November

Reverend Hilda and her friends from Deepcar St John's church were regular visitors to school prior to the start of the pandemic. Together, they delivered a half termly 'Open the Book' Collective Worship, where they would share and act out stories from the Bible. As they cannot come into school at the moment, Hilda and friends have kindly filmed their special Open the Book Collective Worship for us to watch. Thank you to Reverend Hilda and friends for taking the time to help us keep in touch with our local church.

Church News and Updates - 2019/2020 Academic Year

On Wednesday 15th January 2020, Deepcar St John’s had a SIAMS inspection.  SIAMS stands for ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’. These inspections are conducted every four years.The inspection focuses on the following strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of Collective Worship
  • The effectiveness of Religious Education

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the bottom of this page . The school is really pleased with the result. The framework has changed recently with increased expectations. Mr David Shannon, who conducted the inspection, said that ‘the pupils are our biggest asset’ which we wholeheartedly agree with. They were a credit to yourselves as parents.

25th February 

This morning, we welcomed Reverend Hilda and Friends for Collective Worship. Today, they Opened the Book and told the parable of 'The Unforgiving Servant' which delivers an important message about how it is important to forgive others as we are forgiven by God. We also talked about today being Shrove Tuesday and tomorrow sees the start of the period of Lent.


21st January 

This morning, we welcomed Reverend Hilda and friends from Deepcar St John's Church for a Open the Book Collective Worship.Today, they acted out the story of The Greedy Farmer' which told of a man's greed and how he didn't live long enough to enjoy his riches. The children then reflected on how the farmer stored up all his riches and forgot about the really important things in life. Thank you Open the Book for joining us this morning.


16th January 

Reverend Hilda has been in school this morning to lead our Collective Worship.Today, she talked to the children about Holy Communion and how this service is conducted in church. She went on to explain how the sharing of the bread and wine was a way that people in church remember the sacrifices that Jesus made on our behalf.

Thank you Hilda for joining us this morning.

11th December 

Members of our School Council make Christingles for our Junior Carol Service taking place tomorrow. 


12th November 

Reverend Hilda Issacson joined us this morning for another Open the Book Collective Worship.Today, they told us the about the 'Party.' This is where Jesus was invited to a party along with the hosts favourite relatives, important friends and their rich neighbours. During the party, Jesus said to them that they have invited the wrong people and next time they should ask the poor, blind, disabled and the sick to the party as they are not rich enough to throw their own. This meaningful reenactment delivered a valuable message to the children that everyone is important and should be treated equally.Thank Revendend Hilda and friends from Deepcar St John's Church.

5th November 

As a church school we have close connections with Deepcar St John's church and the vicar, Reverend Hilda Issacson. Today, year 3 have visited the church to have a look around, find out the functions of the different areas of the church and meet Reverenda Hilda.


Tuesday 22nd October 

Reverend Hilda and her friends from Deepcar St John's Church joined us for Collective Worship this morning.They asked the children to think about - 'Is a good neighbour a stranger you don't fear? and what makes a good neighbour? Thank you to Rev Hilda for joining us this morning.

Friday 18th October

This years Harvest Festival took place on Friday 18th October at Deepcar St John's Church. All your donations have gone to The Foodbank Project in Stocksbridge run by The Hub church on the High Street. The Foodbank has helped many local families and we would like to continue supporting this very worthwhile cause. It is always a blessing to be able to give to anyone but especially to those who are in need of help. As in previous years we have been overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you so much. This afternoon, St John's Church was full of parents, carers, family members and friends, who all joined in with our celebrations. We hope you enjoyed the service, which involved beautiful singing, bible readings and prayers from a range of children from across the school.

Tuesday 17th September 

This morning, we welcomed Rev Hilda and friends from St John's Church for their first 'Open the Book' Collective Worship.Today, they acted out and shared the parable of the Lost Sheep, which is a wonderful story told by Jesus to illustrate the love and compassion that God has for everyone, despite us all being different. Thank you for joining us this morning and we look forward to your next visit.


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