St Mary's CofE Primary School

Deanery Partnership

Our Deanery Network

St Mary’s has the privilege of being part of the Islington Deanery network of schools. The strong bond between all eight schools ensures we are able to work together to develop best practice and drive both our own and the LDBS vision for all children to flourish.

This includes network meeting and events, curriculum development, professional development and joint moderation across deanery schools. We also run partnership events such as prayer days, collective worship, music, sporting and curriculum days.

Small schools in London

Located in a diverse and dynamic borough in North London, Islington Deanery Schools are a group of eight Primary schools who are working closely together to improve the lives of our community.

This forward thinking network of schools are joined together through work with The Diocese of London Board for Schools (LDBS) – a Christian organisation established in 1836 which supports over 160 Church of England schools in the Diocese of London.

The LDBS embraces the Church of England’s Vision for Education which is deeply Christian with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart.

  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
  • Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
  • Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
  • Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.