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Important Messages

A Christmas Carol: 16th-18th Dec

Only a few tickets left for the Christmas drama production; Adults £5 / Concessions £2.50

Term 2 Ends: 19th Dec

School closes at 2:30pm on Friday 19th December. Bus times have been revised.

Safety Warning: road traffic awareness

Please be safe when walking to and from school and use the pavements and crossings.

Featured Stories

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Uniform and Appearance Winter update: Dec 2014

Smart uniform and appearance are very important; providing our students with a corporate identity, encouraging pride in appearance, allowing for positive community recognition and developing good habits for life after school.

Books for Africa Appeal 2014 - thanks: Dec 2014

Over 50 boxes of books have been collected from the Learning Resource Centre this month by Wortley Rotary Club and will be making their way with donations from all-over the country to South African schools.

Climate Walks - student views and attitudes: Dec 2014

On a routinely basis, SLT ask a number of questions of a range of students from Year 7 to Sixth Form, finding out their views of their time at DHFS. The latest 'climate walk' was extremely positive across all year groups...

Behaviour and Safety in the Community: Dec 2014

It is now getting darker and colder in a morning and evening, therefore we request you to be safe when commuting to and from school. Remember that you are representing DHFS and this should be reflected in your behaviour...

DHFS Sports Report: Sports Results - Dec 2014

Week commencing 24th November at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School was jam packed with sport including basketball, hockey and netball. Read the full story to find out more about our sporting achievements...

Sponsor A Bauble: December 2014

Have you seen the baubles hanging in reception? More than 200 of them! One can be yours to celebrate the life of a loved one. Or give the bauble a fun name. Find out more about how you can help...

WW1 Centenary Tour Trip Report: Sept 2014

In September 2014, DHFS was one of the first schools in the country to be invited to send 2 students and 1 teacher on the government sponsored visit to the WW1 battlefield sites. Reports by the 2 students are included in this article...

Model United Nations of Goldberg (Munog): Oct 2014

"I'm smiling so much, my face hurts ..." A line you might hear after a day at Disneyland but in fact a line from a Year 13 DHFS student after a week of political debate at the Model United Nations of Goldberg (Munog). Read on...

E-Safety - Protecting Our Children: Dec 2014

We are often asked by parents and carers for guidance on the online world and e-safety, particularly as children become more independent. Download our latest e-safety newsletter for e-safety tips and advice...

The Twelve Days of Christmas

You've probably heard of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol, and you've no doubt attempted to sing it (up to the "five golden rings" part anyway), but have you ever stopped to think about where it came from or what it means?


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

Wed Dec 17 @12:30 - 13:30
Inter-house Sport Competitions
Wed Dec 17 @13:30 - 15:30
NED Swimming at Queens Park
Wed Dec 17 @19:00 - 21:00
Christmas Production - A Christmas Carol
Thu Dec 18 @12:30 - 13:30
Inter-house Sport Competitions
Thu Dec 18 @12:30 - 13:30
Lunchtime Recital

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.