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The schools ICT systems will be completely offline from 7am to 12pm on
Wednesday 23rd April. This is due to important maintenance work which
entails the whole system being unavailable both in school and off-site.

We apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause.


Important Messages

Term 4 Ends: 11th April

School closes for students on Friday 11th April. Bring £1 to come in non-uniform.

Y10 Trial Exams: 28th April - 2nd May

Year 10 trial exams will be taking place from Monday 28th April to Friday 2nd May.

Summer 2013 Exam Certificates

All Summer 2013 certificates are now available to collect from the Exams Office.

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Age UK Training Open Day: 25th April 2014

Are you interested in finding out more about Health & Social Care or Childcare? The Age UK Training open day on Friday 25th April gives an overview of what it is like to work in these sectors...

Summer Reading Challenge: deadline 3rd May 2014

Are you aged 13 to 24? DCC Libraries need volunteers to help with the reading challenge: - create displays, sign up participants, listen to children chat about books and help out at activities and events...

Sheffield Uni Taster Days: 6th May / 27th Jun 2014

Sheffield University have a couple of Taster Days approaching that are designed for pupils in Year 8, 9 and 10. Closing dates for taster day applications is Friday 11th April for Economics, and Friday 6th June for SEAS...

Year 11 Exam Leaflet - Issue 2: 26th March 2014

We are entering a critical and potentially a stressful time for Year 11 students. Support and guidance is available in school, and we'll be providing an information leaflet over a number of weeks, at fortnightly intervals....

International Day of Happiness: 20th March 2014

Each week students explore a focus of the week. The word of the week, starting Monday 17th March, 2014, was 'happiness'. Read the full story to find out how Buxton House spread a little happiness to their peers...

Exam Revision Tips - Week 2: 24th March 2014

Each week we'll be providing you with revision tips to help you maximise your time preparing for your exams. In week 2 we look at "Starting Revision" - making revision work for you with clear goals to help you actively learn....

Year 10-11 Writing Contest: 'Life in the Day' (Apr 2014)

Inspired by an article featured in the Sunday Times Magazine. If you're in Year 10 or 11, we want you to write your own 'Life in the Day' piece, by Monday 28th April, 2014, for a chance to win a £50 Meadowhall Voucher...

English: a Faculty of Heroes, Kings and Twits!

On Friday March 7th, 2014, the English Faculty celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a wide and varied variety of characters from a range of fictional texts. Read more and view the gallery to find out who played their part...

Year 8 Haiku Competition 2014: Winner Announced

The Year 8 poetry competition, that was held during February 2014, was inspired by the Japanese Haiku style of poetry. Read the full story to find out who won the £50 Meadowhall voucher, and other goodies!...

Further Education Opportunities with the Army

With hundreds of roles from HR Specialists to Electricians to Infantry Soldiers – and pretty much everything else in between – the Army can help you fulfil your potential. Keep reading to find out how...


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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.


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.


Post-16: A fantastic place to study A Levels.


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.

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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.