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Anthony Gell School specialist sports college
Wirksworth, Via Matlock, Derbyshire DE44DX
Headteacher: David Baker

T: 01629 825577  F: 01629 824864  E: enquiries  WWW



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Welcome to the Anthony Gell School

 I hope that you will find our website informative and useful. We have tried to give you a flavour of the opportunities we give to all of our students and the ethos of our school.

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 be happy and secure 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. Our GCSE and A-level results in 2011 were our best ever and also showed a strong value added score for many students.

Presently we take in about one hundred 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 phone or email if you would like to visit. You are very welcome to see the school in action.

David Baker




Dates for 2013/14 academic year


Wednesday 4th September                            INSET


Thursday 5th September                                 INSET


Friday 6th September                                      Years 7, 12 and 13 start


Monday 9th September                                   All year groups in school (Week 1)


Thursday 24th October                                   Half term holiday begins at 3.30pm


Friday 25th October                                         INSET


Monday 4th November                                     Half term begins (Week 2)


Monday 25th November                                   INSET


Friday 20th December                                     Term ends at 1pm




Monday 6th January 2014                                Spring term begins (Week 1)


Wednesday 22nd January                               INSET


Friday 14th February                                       Half term holiday begins at 3.30pm


Monday 24th February                                     Half term begins (Week 1)


Friday 11th April                                               Easter holiday begins at 3.30pm




Monday 28th April                                            Summer term begins (Week 2)


Monday 5th May                                               Bank Holiday


Friday 23rd May                                               Spring half term holiday begins at 3.30pm


Monday 2nd June                                             Half term begins (Week 2)


Wednesday 23rd July                                      Term ends


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