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

The Wirksworth Rotary Club aims to serve the local community by running a number of projects and activities which benefit the people of Wirksworth and the surrounding area and each year raises thousands of pounds to help local good causes.
The Rotary Club has built up close relationships with local schools over a number of years and is very proud to be involved wherever possible in helping the development of young people. 
At the Anthony Gell School, club members and friends are actively involved using their vocational skills and experience to help students in areas such as CV writing, interview practice and job applications. The club also facilitates and judges a number of Rotary competitions at the school, including Young Chef, Young Musician and Young Speaker. The entries in these competitions are always of an incredibly high standard and it is often very difficult for the judges to select a winner!
For more information please see the Rotary Club of Wirksworth website
Aquabox is a community project set up and managed by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth to provide safe drinking water, through the use of filtration units, and humanitarian aid to crisis zones around the world.
For more information please see the Aquabox website

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.