Our School

About our School

Deepcar St John’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Junior School catering for children from the ages of 7 to 11 years and is classified as a ‘Foundation School’. The present building was opened in 1968 and stands within a modern private housing estate.

The school is a well-maintained building situated within extensive and beautiful grounds with amazing views across the valley. In addition to our large playing fields, obstacle course, two large playgrounds, nature reserve and orchard, we also have a designated quiet area.

Our school has eight large classrooms, hall and dining area, library, ICT suite, music room, administrative offices, junior kitchen and resource areas.

Children are drawn predominantly from it's intake area of surrounding houses. Royd Nursery Infant School, our feeder school, adjoins the site and we have close links with them, particularly regarding the transition and induction of Infant children into our school. Miss Jones is Executive head of both schools. A number of children, through parents’ preferential choice, travel to the school from ’out of catchment’ area.

For the 2021/2022 academic year the school will have five classes of mixed ability; two year 3, 4 and 5 classes and one class in year 6.

Being a Voluntary Aided School, we have close links with St John’s Church in Deepcar and regularly celebrate the major events in the Christian calendar either in school or by visiting the local parish church. The Vicar, Rev Hilda Issacson, regularly visits our school.

Whilst professing the uniqueness of the Christian faith, we welcome all children from the neighbourhood regardless of family beliefs and faiths. There is no ideological pressure and yet Christian inferences are built into our ethos to help ensure all children develop their full educational, spiritual and social potential.

A wide range of After Schools Clubs are available each day until 4.30pm which are run by our Sports Coach, Mr Priest. We take part in a number of competitive sporting competitions and have entered teams into Football, Athletics, Boccia, Frisbee, Multi-Sport and Basketball tournaments at other schools in the area.

We have an excellent Facebook page. Find us at ‘Deepcar St Johns C of E School’ This is regularly updated and gives information about what children have been learning, provides reminders and important information for parents. It is a great way of communicating news and information about what is happening at St John's.