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Old Girls' Business Links

The following links are to businesses which are owned by or associated with ex-girls and/or teachers of St Elphin’s. We hope you are able to support them and, if you do, please make sure to tell them that you got their details from the St Elphin’s website! If you wish to have your business listed on here then please contact Liz Donlan ( There will be a one-off charge of £10.

Link to Spider Communications website

Owned by Liz Donlan (nee Bailey) Spider Communications specialises in website design for smaller businesses or those who, perhaps, don't have a never-ending PR budget! Liz is responsible for setting up, publishing and updating the St Elphin's School website!


Link to FacebookThe Old Elphinians group is a group on Facebook originally set up by Gill Prescott-Haywood and taken over by Liz Donlan. Anyone who spent time at St Elphin's can join and have a good old reminisce on the threads or talk to other members on the group using the chat feature. It's great fun and it's amazing how it gets the old grey cells working. Come and join us - try it out.


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Are you thinking of retiring? Why not retire to your old school? St Elphin's Park Retirement Village is on the site of St Elphin's School, where the main school has been fully restored and is now houses luxury apartments, residents' library, bistro, restaurant, swimming pool and leisure centre. The St Elphin's Memorial Quilt is also hung on the first landing and the original trophy cabinet in front hall contains many items of memorabilia from St Elphin's School – many of which have been collected and/or obtained by Liz Donlan.

Edensor Tea Cottage and Cafe is based within the Chatsworth Estate  – a familar haunt for many of us whilst at St Elphin's as a place to go on tea visits and visiting days.

I am pleased to say that, from 1st January, 2015, members of TOE (The Old Elphinians) can obtain 10% discount – on production of their current membership card!  The Tea Cottage is open daily throughout the year serving breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

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The Derbyshire Record Office holds a lot of the archives of St Elphin's School including photographs, magazines, minutes etc. Although not all items are available for public viewing, anyone is able to go and view the items which are available - details of opening times for the Search Room and information on how to use their facilities can be found on their website. There are still a lot more items to be catalogued and added, so check their website on a regular basis. Click on the above link to see what is currently available and type "st elphin's school" into the 'AnyText' field.

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