Our prime function is the education of young people between the ages of 11 and 18 but we hope there is more to it than that. We use the community as a resource – it funds much of what we do, our students visit, survey, interview and draw in the community, and local employers provide the work placements that we value so highly.
In return we hope that our facilities can be shared. Local Primary and Special Schools work closely with our sports department. We work closely with the multi-agency team from Derbyshire County Council. Some of the Adult and Community Education courses in Wirksworth are based in the school, our rooms, halls and sports facilities are available for community use when we are not using them. Given the financial constraints within which we operate not everything can be free, but neither need it be very expensive. Please contact us or the Leisure Centre Reception staff if you think we might be able to help.
Our philosophy is simple – that the school should not be viewed as separate in any way from the community it serves. If you subscribe to that view, then we can work together.
Please see below for community information that may be of interest :
Rotary Club of Wirksworth
Wirksworth Music Centre
Wirksworth Music Centre is a social and educational organisation for children from reception to year 13. It is staffed by professionally qualified musicians and teachers. It is supported and monitored by Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership.
Wirksworth Music Centre has been supporting and teaching young musicians for almost 20 years. The staff and students meet for group music-making on Saturday mornings at Anthony Gell School.
For more information please see the Wirksworth Music Centre website.