Anthony Gell School

Anthony Gell School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Wirksworth in the English county of Derbyshire.[1]

Anthony Gell School
Location
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Coordinates53°04′45″N 1°34′17″W / 53.0791°N 1.5715°W / 53.0791; -1.5715Coordinates: 53°04′45″N 1°34′17″W / 53.0791°N 1.5715°W / 53.0791; -1.5715
Information
TypeVoluntary controlled school
Established1576 (1576)
Local authorityDerbyshire
Department for Education URN112968 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherMr Malcolm Kelly
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Website

It began as a Free Grammar School established by Anthony Gell in 1576. The school moved to its present site in 1908 and became a voluntary controlled school in 1944. It became a coeducational comprehensive school in 1965.[2] As a voluntary controlled school, it is supported by the Anthony Gell School Foundation charitable trust,[3] and administered by Derbyshire County Council.

Anthony Gell School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils,[4] while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels, OCR Nationals and further BTECs.[5] As of 2011 the school's GCSE scores were increasing.[6]

As of 2011 the school has no school uniform policy. Headmaster David Baker continued the existing dress code policy after becoming headmaster circa 2006.[6]

Notable former pupilsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AGS History 1908-1929 by Roy Pearce". Anthonygell.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ "About our school". Anthonygell.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Foundation Trustees". Anthonygell.co.uk. 25 May 2005. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ "The Curriculum". Anthonygell.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Sixth Form". Anthonygell.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b Northen, Stephanie (18 January 2011). "School uniform does not improve results – discuss". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2017.

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