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Important Messages

Y6 Induction Evening: 9th July

Year 6 Induction Evening to be held at school on Thursday 9th July, 6pm - 8pm.

Sponsored Walk: 10th July

Be prepared this Friday, with sunscreen, water, food, hat and appropriate clothing and footwear.

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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Year 8 'Big Bang Fair' visit: 30th June 2015

On Tuesday 30th June, 2015, 44 Year 8 students visited the 'Big Bang Fair' at the spectacular Roundhouse venue in Derby. Students took part in number of exciting, hands-on, scientific and technological activities...

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...

Raising the Participation Age: Information for Parents

Many of you will be aware that the government changed the law so that from the 2013/14 academic year, all young people were required to continue in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17...

DHFS Art and Photography Exhibition: 8th July 2015

On Wednesday 8th of July, 2015, we will be celebrating art and photography work produced by Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 students. Come and join us from 6-8pm for a special viewing...

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Drink water - stay hydrated

The weather is heating up and it is important to stay hydrated. Read the full story for tips and rules on how to best manage your fluid intake through the school day. Tip: grab yourself a DHFS water bottle for 60p from reception!


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.

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.