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Important Messages

Term 4 Ends: 27th March

School closes for students on Friday 27th March. Bring £1 to come in non-uniform.

Website Maintenance: Easter

Please be aware that website menus will be updated during the first week of Easter break.

Summer 2015 Exam Timetables

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

Featured Stories

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Students donate to vInspired charity: March 2015

Thanks, DHFS students! £1000 of the money raised from the non-uniform day on Friday 6th February, 2015, was donated to a charity called vInspired, which encourages young people to volunteer in their local community...

Plotr Magazine - Get interested in careers: April 2015

Discover careers you never knew existed and explore the world of work like never before with the new Plotr magazine. It's monthly, it's free and it's available as an app or PDF. Enjoy all the back issue for free, too!

Royal Mail Apprenticeship Programmes: March 2015

Royal Mail are passionate about nurturing talent, and that's why they value their apprentices so much. After all, many of them have the potential to become future leaders of the business...

DCC Now Recruiting for Apprentices: April 2015

Derbyshire County Council are now recruiting for apprentices in various occupations and locations around the county. Recruitment open days are available, at various locations, from 13th to 29th April, 2015...

'Pop Maths' competition results: 14th March 2015

Well done to 16 of our highest achieving mathematicians who competed against 60 other schools from all over the north of England, in the 'Pop Maths' competition at Sheffield Hallam University, on Saturday 14th March 2015...

U16 Girls County Cup Football Semi-Finals: Mar 2015

On Tuesday 10th March 2015, The under 16 girls football team played in the semi-final of the County Cup against a strong Anthony Gell School team, hoping to get to the finals for the second year in a row...

DHFS Dominate Sports Hall Athletics: March 2015

In Sports Hall Athletics on Thursday 12th March, 2015, Year 7 and 8 students won 3 of the 4 team competitions, and the Level 2 Sportshall Athletics Plus event also saw 8 more of our athletes progress to county finals...

DHFS does World Book Day: 5th March 2015

On Thursday 5th March, 2015, students were treated to the delights of being taught by Velvet Brown, Paddington Bear and Miss Havisham amongst others as staff and students dressed up to celebrate World Book Day....

County Rowing Finals Results: 25th February 2015

On Wednesday 25th February, 2015, after qualifying at the district competition, our Key Stage 3 rowing team represented North East Derbyshire in the Indoor Rowing County finals. Read the full story to find out how they did...

iVolunteer Project on BBC Radio Sheffield: Feb 2015

Eleven Year 9 students have been participating in a new venture called the iVolunteer Project - bringing young and old together through IT. On 26th February, they appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield to talk about their work...


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

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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.