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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.

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Our Bishop is: the Right Reverend Patrick McKinney.
St Elizabeths is a Catholic Voluntary Academy  Run by RSCMAT

Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust  based at St Katherine,s House DERBY.



 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:

February 14th 2018 - Ash Wednesday - 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)

Foundation Governors -

Mrs M J Booth Foundation Chair

Mrs B Wareing  Foundation,                                       Sr  Valerie Taylor   Foundation  FSM                           

Sr D Paul Foundation,  FSM                                         Mr S Brind           Foundation                             

 Mrs S Clarke Foundation                                                  



Associate Governor

Mrs A Cooke                                         

  Headteacher:   Mr B. Lowe   Headteacher                                                            


Parent - 

Mrs L  Brogan    Parent governor 


 Clerk to the Governors: Mrs D Hyde


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