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Important Messages

Summer 2015 Exam Timetables

Summer 2015 GCSE and A-Level timetables have been put in mentor trays today for distribution.

Y11 Eng / Maths Trial Exams: 4-5th Mar

Year 11 English and maths trial exams take place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March.

Apply for Student Finance: 27th Jan

Applications for 15/16 full-time student finance are open. Apply on the student finance website.

Featured Stories

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Derbyshire Cross Country Championships: Feb 2015

Thursday 19th February 2015: After being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions earlier in the month, the day had finally arrived where 15 students from DHFS competed in the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships...

UK Maths Trust Challenge: February 2015

Congratulations to the 53 Year 9, 10 and 11 students who achieved a certificate in the UK Maths Trust Challenge. The challenge is a national competition entered by the most gifted mathematicians in the country...

North Derbyshire Rowing Results: February 2015

On Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the North Derbyshire Rowing Championships were held at Queens Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield. Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 teams took part in the event...

Interhouse Basketball Results: February 2015

On the 3rd of February, 2015, the Year 9 Interhouse Basketball Competition began. With a high standard of players, the event was set to be a competitive and physical affair. Read the full story to find out who won...

Open House Recruitment Day: 24th March 2015

PKF Cooper Parry are at the top of their game and growing fast, and they want ambitious, switched on and talented people to work from their fab and funky new office. Go along to the open house recruitment day to find out more...

Derbyshire Schools Table Tennis Finals: Feb 2015

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe school enjoyed more success in the Derbyshire Schools County Table Tennis Finals on Thursday 5th February 2015. Keep reading to find out how our champion players got on...

Apprenticeships Job Fair: 11th March 2015

Apprenticeship Workshops for Year 11, 12 and 13 learners and parents. Find out more details from experts; What is an Apprenticeship? How much will I get paid? What progression opportunities are there?

Get Smaart E-Mag (volume 14, issue 1): Jan 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Smaart Digital Magazines, aimed at 14-19 year old students. The most advanced courses and careers magazine available. Look out for the "i" to request more information...

U13 Girls Football - Kinder Cup Runners-up: Jan 2015

Congratulations to the DHFS U13 girls' football team who finished runners up in the Girls' Cup tournament organised by Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Read the full story to find out who took part...

National Careers Week: 2nd - 6th March 2015

Careers News Special Edition! LifeSkills National Careers and Apprenticeship Week takes place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March, 2015. What are we planning at DHFS? Keep reading to find out...


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 Mar 05
January Results
Thu Mar 05
World Book Day
Fri Mar 06 @13:30 - 15:30
Sun Mar 08
International Women's Day
Sun Mar 08

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.