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Green Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 2FZ | Tel: 01246 412372 | Fax: 01246 412885 | email: admin@dronfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

We have indications of a very high level of attendance at the Open Evening on 18th September 2014, to start at 6pm. Please be aware that parking is extremely limited on site and make arrangements accordingly. T. B. Roche


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Last call for 2015 Ski Trip places

There are 5 places left for the 2015 January Ski Trip to Italy. Contact Mr Jephson for details.

Year 7 Opening Evening: 18th Sept

For Year 7 entry in September 2015; Thursday 18th September, 2014, at 6pm.

Sixth Form Opening Evening: 18th Nov

For Sixth Form entry in September 2015; Thursday 18th November, 2014, at 6:30pm.

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Gap Medics: October 2015 half-term programmes

Gap Medics provides eye-opening hospital work experience in exciting overseas destinations. Attend during October half-term, to boost your personal statement, before the October 15th deadline for medical school applications...

Fanshawe Learning Resource Centre: Sept 2014

If you use the LRC, please be aware of recent changes to opening hours. Read the full story to also find out about upcoming meetings, D-Block Diary, and how to book the LRC and its plethora of resources...

AMRC Open Event: 18th September 2014, 4-7pm

Are you considering an apprenticeship in Engineering or Business & Administration, to start in 2015? Well here's your chance to take a look around the brand new AMRC Training Centre...

Introducing Our '3Rs@dhfs' Learning Culture

We want to inspire and develop Responsible, Resilient, and Reflective learners at DHFS – staff and students, so that we have a 'thirst for knowledge' and can become successful independent learners...

Careers Support: Visits from Chesterfield College

At Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School we are committed to providing students with outstanding careers guidance. As part of this you can now access help and support from Chesterfield College staff during school time...

Relationship and Sex Education For Young People

This article is for parents and carers who may have worries about relationships and sex education (RSE) for those individuals in their care. For more information, please read the full story...

Drugs & Substances Info Evening: 8th Oct 2014

Concerned about the impact of substances on young people and our community? Need help to recognise the signs of substance abuse? Then attend our information evening run by Derbyshire Constabulary for the answers...

Games Britannia 2014: Prizes for DHFS Students

Year 9 computer games aces Sam Cremin, Jacob Norman and Sam Proctor represented DHFS in early June this year for the national computer games design competition, Games Britannia...

Student gains success in National Theatre contest

Each year the National Theatre runs a competition entitled 'New Views' which offers young writers from all over the UK the opportunity to submit an original play to be judged by a panel of professional writers...

Famous actor visits DHFS Drama Department

Richard Coyle, star of Coupling and Prince of Persia visited DHFS on Thursday 1st May, 2014, to talk about his career to Year 11 Drama and Film Studies students. Read to the full story to learn more about his visit...


Dear Visitor,

Welcome to our website. I hope that it provides you with an insight into our work, organisation and learning resources as well as providing information regarding DHFS.

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 as a Specialist Technology College with over 1800 students aged from 11-18 years. 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.


The school was inspected under the new September 2013 Evaluation Schedule on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday 12th September. The report is published below along with a letter from Miss Roche, Headteacher.


Sixth Form: A fantastic place to study A Levels.

Sixth Form

We aim to treat students as individuals and provide appropriate support to enable them to achieve their full potential within a high achieving, disciplined and safe community. We're committed to providing the best possible learning environment.

Forthcoming Events

Thu Sep 18
CATS Testing
Thu Sep 18 @18:00 - 08:00PM
Y6 Open Evening
Fri Sep 19
CATS Testing
Sun Sep 21
Mon Sep 22 @09:00 - 12:00PM
School Photos - Millican & Spaven

School Calendar

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Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School is committed to enabling all young people within our local community to achieve their full potential within a high achieving, disciplined and safe environment.


In & Around Dronfield

Dronfield is situated in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, equidistant from the busy city of Sheffield in the North and the Derbyshire market town of Chesterfield in the South.


School History

From the foundation of the original Henry Fanshawe School in 1579 by Thomas Fanshawe, education in Dronfield has seen many changes, many successes and some setbacks.