We have infant, junior and secondary schools in Wirksworth and an independent residential school for children with special needs on two sites nearby.

Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools has two sites on the same street, providing the resources of a larger school but with the intimacy and small class sizes of a much smaller school.  Wirksworth Church of England Infant School and Wirksworth Infant School became a Federation in 2004 and have the same joint governing body, the same head teacher, and share resources and expertise. Because the schools are in close physical proximity, staff teams are able to work together and children access the facilities at both sites, learning and working together in a safe and inspiring environment.

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 Wirksworth Junior School

The website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on.

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Anthony Gell School – Specialist Sports College (Ages 11 – 18)

Anthony Gell School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form in Wirksworth It began as a Free Grammar School established by Anthony Gell in 1576. The rather glamorous old school building (from 1828) is now a private house on the edge of St. Mary’s churchyard.

The Old Grammar School building, on the edge of St. Mary’s churchyard.

Anthony Gell School is a very special place to learn, a high achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive school, with a history of success, based on a commitment to personal growth and a desire to meet the needs of individual students.

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Alderwasley Hall School

Alderwasley Hall School is an independent residential special school. The school is for children and young people aged 5 to 19 with Asperger’s, speech and language difficulties and Acquired Brain Injury.

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There are two sites for the school – one in Alderwasley Village itself, 2.2 miles outside Wirksworth town centre, and the Sixth Form Centre, just outside Wirksworth, on the main Derby road.