Anthony Gell is a relatively small, rural, 11-18 comprehensive school serving the community of Wirksworth and its surrounding villages. We take students from Middleton, Cromford, Bonsall, Brassington, Kirk Ireton, Carsington & Hopton, Turnditch, Wirksworth and Crich Carr schools as well as a significant number from outside our catchment area.
We believe that school is a place where students should feel safe and happy and should therefore develop their potential to the full. We have high expectations of all our students, both in their academic standards and also in their behaviour. We are a school for the whole community and want all students to be successful, whatever their academic ability or talents.
As a Specialist Sports College, we have excellent sports facilities and encourage all of our students to find ways to develop a healthy lifestyle and to take part in a wide range of activities. We also use sport as an inspiration and motivating factor in our work across the curriculum.
We are proud that our exam results have reflected our determination to succeed. Both our GCSE and A-level results are strong and have reflect the individual support and attention we give to our students.
Presently we take in about 110 students per year, splitting them into four mixed ability classes and four Houses. We pride ourselves in our strong pastoral care and our determination to treat each student as an individual. We work to develop strong partnerships with parents and the wider community and we are pleased that our school facilities are available to the community 7 days a week. The only way to get a real feel for the school is to visit, so please contact me by email or by phone if you would like to visit. You are very welcome to see the school in action.
David Baker, Headteacher
- Year 7 Residential visit to Castleton
- A new approach to employment skills
- Work Experience meeting Wednesday 1st October
- A Level Success
- Metamorphosis 2014
We have events ongoing throughout the year. Visit our events section to find out what’s happening and what you can get involved with.
Could your child be eligible for free school meals? Find out more about the Quids in Campaign.
Department for Education Performance Tables for our school
ADMISSIONS: How to apply for a secondary school place with Derbyshire County Council
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Be prepared with 2014′s term dates
Check out the photo albums in our Flickr stream here
We have registered our Sixth Form for NUS extra. Sixth Formers can now apply online, at www.nus.org.uk, for an NUS extra card, which offers all sorts of useful student discounts
Internet safety http://ceop.police.uk/safety-