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  • World Book Day March 4th 2021 +

    World Book Day

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  • Dronfield Town Council Electric Vehicle Artwork Competition. +

    Calling all students in Y9-Y13 for an exciting community competition!

    Dronfield Town Council would like you to design the artwork

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  • Y11 Class of 2020 GCSE +

    GCSE certificates from Summer 2020 will be available to collect from Monday 30th November from Main School Reception. If someone

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Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School which provides an insight into life at the school. Through the website you are able to access an abundance of articles, news stories, photographs and documents on a wide variety of areas, with contacts details and links for further information should this be required.

We have a long and proud tradition of success from the original Dronfield Grammar School, endowed in 1579 by Henry Fanshawe, to the present day, attaining notable achievements across a spectrum of subjects and aspects of education. Sustained success over time is a strong feature of our proud history, with the website highlighting many of these accomplishments.

We firmly believe in our motto of ‘success with care’ and deliver this through our framework, structures and daily practices. Our aim is to provide excellence in all areas of our work with young people so that they may move forward, ready to take their rightful place in society as citizens of the 21st century.

We believe and ensure that every member of our community matters and is valued for the unique contribution they make to our school. We welcome and celebrate diversity. We also challenge all within our community, adults and students, to give of their best at all times in an environment where commitment outweighs compliance.

Latest Successes

  • DHFS student gains place at prestigious theatre school

    Owen Jenkinson (Year 13) has just heard that he has been offered a place at the Urdang Academy in London.

  • Outstanding Isolation Work.

    Annabella Senior arrived in September 2019 and we knew she was a special musical talent; she has since shown how good she is.

  • DHFS Lockdown Band Perform Havana.

    Here is a remote performance of students from DHFS lockdown band. They have worked extremely hard to remotely record video tracks so that they can be put together to create a whole concert piece.

  • Another DHFS student gains place at prestigious theatre school

    Another DHFS student has gained a place at a nationally recognised performing arts college. Eva Smith (Year 11) has just been informed, following recent auditions, that she has gained a place at CAPA college- a centre of excellence in the arts.

  • DHFS Extra-Curricular Sports News.

    Unfortunately, due to unprecedented times we are not able to hold our annual sports presentation evening this year.. As a department we feel that we have had far too many sporting memories & achievements not to recognise any sporting awards this year.

  • DHFS VE Day Poetry Competition.

    This year marks 75 years since VE day, and the end of the Second World War in Europe. As part of VE day celebrations, the Dronfield Arts Festival ran a poetry competition for young people.

Previous Successes
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  • Curriculum: Student Learning

    Our central purpose is to ensure that all children achieve the highest standards of which they are capable; Whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in concert or on stage, or in the range of opportunities we offer to students at all stages of their education.

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  • Mental Health: Student Wellbeing

    It is thought that 3 out of 4 diagnosable mental illnesses start in childhood. At DHFS we pledge to support every child. Our mental health awareness area may be helpful for students, staff, and parents and carers, in supporting our young people with a range of concerns.

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  • Assessment, Recording, Reporting

    Many changes have been made to the way students are assessed and to the way we record and report their achievements and progress in school. These changes have happened nationally and include how GCSEs are graded; On a 9-1 scale rather than A*-G.

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