Welcome to the Anthony Gell School website which we hope will help you to get to know our school a little better. You will find lots of information about what makes AGS such a great place to work and learn. We update the site regularly and hope that it is relevant and easy to use. If you have any ideas for additions or improvements please let us know.

Anthony Gell School has provided a high quality learning experience over many generations for the people of Wirksworth and the surrounding villages in this part of the Derbyshire Dales. In recent years, due to the growing popularity of our school, an increasing number of families have chosen AGS as their school, and a third of our intake now comes from outside of our catchment area.

Anthony Gell students achieve well in a school which places a great deal of emphasis on pastoral care, they are encouraged to be aspirational and gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable success. We are not a school which tells individuals that they must all be the same. We get to know every young person; learn about their dreams and aspirations, their strengths and talents, their preferred styles of learning, and we provide each with a curriculum which is relevant to them and to the lives they will lead.

At Anthony Gell School, we work hard to create and maintain an environment in which young people feel safe, happy, confident, and cared for. An environment which includes varied and wonderful opportunities to learn new skills, and experience new activities, in and outside of the classrooms. There is so much that combines to make AGS the school it is, and a website can tell just part of this story. If you would like to know more about AGS and see for yourself just why so many families are proud to call Anthony Gell School their school, please visit us. We would be happy to show you.

Malcolm Kelly