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:

The Free Grammar School of Anthony Gell: 1576 – 1908

Roy Peace is author of this interesting documentation covering the history of Anthony Gell, its foundation and development over a considerable time – spanning from 1576 through to 1908.

The Free Grammar School Of Anthony Gell 1576 1908. Roy Pearce – From 1576 to the end of 18th century

The Early 20th Century

The Hansen Bay era

The Taylor family

The Great War at Wirksworth Grammar School

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