Welcome to St Elisabeth’s CE Primary School. Mrs Bev Burrows - Headteacher
Belonging, Believing and Becoming
On behalf of all the team, I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to visit our website and find out more about our school family here. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to inform you about the work and aspirations of our school. Our mission is to be a loving Christian community, where everyone has a sense of belonging, develops a strong belief in themselves and the Christian faith and achieves their full potential becoming the best they can be.
St Elisabeth’s Primary School is a Church of England School at the heart of its community and we are part of the family of the St James and Emanuel Trust Academy. We consider ourselves to be a very special place.
As a Church of England Primary School, we are inclusive and everything we do is underpinned by our Christian ethos. Christian values are taught and encouraged at school and we see ourselves as belonging to one large school family. The warm, nurturing atmosphere in school has been commented on by many visitors and it is why so many families have chosen our school for their children. We strive to develop a sense of community which helps all pupils to develop confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed.
Our links with St Elisabeth’s church are strong and the children always enjoy our visits to church, as well as Reverend Angie’s weekly visits to school.
Our top priority is to ensure that children are safe and happy at school. Staff and governors work tirelessly to ensure that every child fulfils their potential.
To help us do this, we are always grateful for the help, co-operation and support of parents and carers, understanding that no-one knows your child as well as you. When we will all work in partnership – the child, the school and the home – incredible things can happen! Our team of dedicated teachers, teaching assistants and support staff encourage all children to progress from the moment they start school.
We strongly believe that communication is vital for success and so school newsletters, the school website, parental events and curriculum information, to name but a few, provide further information about life and learning at St Elisabeth’s throughout the year. Working together with you we can help provide an excellent and enjoyable start to every child’s education preparing them to meet the many opportunities and challenges their future will hold, whatever and wherever that may be.
Our varied and balanced curriculum is provided by a team of highly qualified, enthusiastic and hard-working teaching and support staff. They ensure that the atmosphere of the school promotes achievement in all areas of each child’s development.
At St Elisabeth’s we are passionate about improving life chances for all of our children; teaching them to be compassionate, caring and tolerant of all peoples. We pride ourselves on being a calm, caring, hard-working school and we enjoy what we do. We offer a good wrap around care service, with breakfast and a range of extracurricular activities.
I hope to share with you this wonderful school and that you grow to be as proud of the school as I am.
Please take time to read the information on our website and help ensure that the information and expectations are shared with your child. Please do get in touch if you have any compliments, questions or queries – we are always very happy to help.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all children, and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Matt Whitehead - Executive Head
I’m delighted to be able to welcome you to St Elisabeth's CE. St Elisabeth's CE was first established by St Elisabeth's Church over 150 years ago and our historic church school provides high-quality teaching by caring staff in a welcoming, family environment.
St Elisabeth's CE Primary is part of the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust, which also consists of Didsbury CE, St Wilfrid's CE and West Didsbury CE. As part of the Trust, St Elisabeth's CE benefits from strong links with these three schools.
So what can you expect from St Elisabeth's CE Primary? We believe the academic, creative and spiritual development of your child must always be at the heart of everything we do, and to that end we focus on an exciting, modern curriculum where children are encouraged and nurtured to reach high standards in all areas of learning.When people come to St Elisabeth's CE Primary they now tell us that it feels like a very caring school, with staff who will do everything to support children. By both cherishing and challenging your child, this is a school that children, parents and teachers have quickly come to love.