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

ParentPay for Year 10/11 PE options will be open from Tuesday 4th August 2015.


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Term 6 Ends: 24th July

School closes for students at 2:30pm Friday 24th July. Donate £1 to come in non-uniform.

Exam Results: 13th / 20th August

AS/A2 results: Thursday 13th August. GCSE results: Thursday 20th August.

No school blazers in hot weather

In hot weather, school blazers are optional. Please tuck shirts in and roll sleeves down.

Featured Stories

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Y7-10 Annual NED Athletics Results: 9th July 2015

On Thursday the 9th of July, 2015, the annual North East Derbyshire Athletics Competition was being held at Tupton Hall School, where we competing against Tupton, Eckington School and Chapel-En-Le-Frith High School...

DHFS Art and Photography Exhibition: 8th July 2015

On Wednesday 8th of July, 2015, staff, students, friends and family, celebrated the exceptional achievements of many young artists and photographers from Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. See the gallery and read the full story...

Parent Info: From CEOP and The Parent Zone

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Articles and videos cover difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, body image and peer pressure...

Derbyshire School Games Festival: 7th July 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, 2015, the Year 9 Rounders team went to compete at the Derbyshire School Games festival, representing North East Derbyshire after beating both Tupton Hall School and Eckington School previously...

Year 12 Trip to Runswick Bay: 2nd July 2015

On Thursday 2nd July, Year 12 biologists visited Runswick Bay to study marine ecosystems. As well as carrying out interrupted belt transects, studying dog whelk distribution and observing species diversity, we also found a lobster!...

Loughborough University PE Trip: 6th July 2015

On Monday 6th July, 2015, 30 PE students visited Loughborough University. The aim of the trip was to inspire the youngsters and provide them with information about the courses available and of what to expect from university life...

Science teacher wins Peak FM Local Hero Award

Unbeknown to DHFS science teacher, Mrs Hollings, Amy Bingham in Year 11 nominated her for the dedicated support she had shown Amy throughout the year. Mrs Hollings was later crowned PEAK FM Teacher of The Year 2015...

Year 5 STEM Evening: Wednesday 1st July 2015

On Wednesday 1st of July, 2015, DHFS held their annual STEM evening for Year 5 students and their parents, from local primary schools. Read the full story to find out more about the activities enjoyed by everyone who attended...

Year 8 Adventure Week at Rother Valley: July 2015

During early July, 2015 - and the hottest week of the year so far - the DHFS PE department took Year 8 students to Rother Valley, over the course of four days, to take part in outdoor and adventure activities...

DHFS Sports Day at EIS: Friday 3rd July 2015

DHFS Sports Day was held at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) on Friday 3rd of July, 2015. The interhouse event was amazing. 20 coaches delivered 900 students for the mammoth event. See the gallery and read the full story...


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

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.