Anthony Gell School has a long history, dating back to 1576.

We are grateful to our former Headteacher, Roy Pearce, who has done much research and provided many of the documents below containing information of our past:

Early History

From 1576 to the end of 18th century

The 19th Century

A short summary of Wirksworth Grammar School in the 19th century

More detailed notes

The Early 20th Century

The Hansen Bay era

The Taylor family

Anthony Gell School – 1965 Onwards

400th anniversary 1976

1965 to 1985


Reflections in the Year 2000

Fifty years of Anthony Gell as a comprehensive school

Wirksworth – Picturing Past and Present

A book published by Anthony Gell School Camera Club in 2011