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Mission Statement:

To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.

Please scroll down to find current 'Come and See' themes and important dates.
Our Bishop is: the Right Reverend Patrick McKinney.


 The Briars ( Youth retreat)

Reach 4 - Contact:  Vickers,

Our local Catholic Churches are:

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Gibfield Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1WA   Phone 01773 822182
and:  St Josephs​, 94 Butterley Hill, Ripley DE5 3LW 01773 743336.  Fr Michael Kirkham - Parish Priest - Belper and Duffield.  Fr Joseph Keogh   Parish Priest Ripley. St Elizabeth's school serve both these Parishes.

Parish website:                         Fr Michael:

Local church - community

Spring Term 

Mass in school for Ash Wednesday - 1st March 2017


Early Years          CELEbrating - People celebrate in Church

Year 1                   special people - People in the parish family

Year 2                   Books - The books used in Church

Year 3                   Journeys - Christian family's journey with Christ

Year 4                   Community - Life in the local Christian community and ministries in the parish

Year 5                   mission - Continuing Jesus' mission in diocese (ecumenism)

Year 6                   sources - the Bible, the special book for the Church.

Domestic church - family

Autumn 16


Early Years          Myself  God knows and loves each one

Year 1                   Families - God's love and care for every family

Year 2                   Beginnings - God is present in every beginning

Year 3                   Homes - God's vision for every family

Year 4                   People - The family of God in Scripture

Year 5                   Ourselves - Created in the image and likeness of God

Year 6                   Loving - God who never stops loving

November 1st  All Saints Day - Mass in school at 9.30am


Other Churches in Belper:
St Peters -
Christ Church Belper:
Belper Baptist Church:


 Our Charity Work

We support many charities both local, national and international. It is important for both staff and children to follow our mission and tradition of the founders of the school the Franciscan Sisters Minoress ( FSM) in helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Our school wears the brown of St Francis reflecting our care for the poor and uphold the ethos of St Elizabeth of Hungary by helping the sick and hungry.

Last year we raised £300 for CAFOD, £80 for the local poppy appeal, donated 83 christmas shoe boxes and £250 for the Padley centre in Derby ( homeless support centre) and donated tins for the local food bank ( Belper Hope). Our main overseas support is for St Teresa's in Quazululand Africa. For the past 5 years we have provided food for their soup kitchen and furniture for the dining area. We were lucky when last year two of the Sisters visited our school and talked to the children about the school and children in Africa.



The minories are a group open to any child attending St Elizabeth's School. They meet weekly to learn about the life of St Francis and try to lead a lifestyle that follows his ways of kindness to all. Sr Bernadette provides our pastoral support to both staff and children and the Minories group follow a programme devised by Sr Marianne of the FSM which is delivered by Mrs Gannon and Mrs Worth.


Is our wrap around care - breakfast, after school and holiday club. Here too, the Catholic ethos is followed as the club is managed by a Catholic - Mrs Mason.


Our Governors: ( Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham)

Mrs B Wareing ( Chair)  Foundation,                             Sr M. Kilkey        Foundation                             

Sr B Cawley Foundation,                                               Mr S Brind           Foundation                             

 Mr R Stani Foundation                                                 Mr S Shyby       Foundation       

Mrs M J Booth Foundation                     


Mrs R Ingham    Local Authority                                          

Staff      Mr B. Lowe   Headteacher                                            Mr A Shaefer   Staff                                       


Mrs L Tomlinson    Parent governor ( Vice Chair)                                    

Mrs L Crowder   Parent Governor  ( Vice Chair) 

Associate   Mrs A Cooke

To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.