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Thursday 25th August, 2016 - GCSE Results

Following last week's top A Level results, high-achieving Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School students and staff have done it again with a best ever performance at GCSE. There were great scenes as soon as the doors opened at 0830 as students and parents celebrated their results with staff.

Headteacher, Teresa Roche, said "This has been a momentous year for our school in so many ways with one of the highlights being at Christmas when we brought the whole school together for the first time in recent history for our Christmas Carol Service at Sheffield City Hall. Now we have even more to be proud of as our students and staff have produced some stunning results on both the old and the new measures. The most important thing is that 100% of our young people gained a qualification and so many achieved grades at the top of their expectations which is equally important whatever those grades are. This year, 81% of students met the government’s new expectations, 45% achieved the EBacc, 27 students (10%) gained 8 or more A*/A grades alongside many more stunning individual performances. I am delighted for our whole school community and excited at the possibilities the future holds. I must also congratulate my colleagues across the board who have led students gaining results amongst the best in the country. We work extremely hard all year round and today is what it is all about; enabling our young people to be the best they can be and helping them on to the next stage in their educational journey."


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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 about 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 when we have been designated as a National Support School as a result of our work and capacity to support improvement in other institutions. This designation follows the Ofsted Inspection of November 2015 which graded the school as "outstanding" across all aspects of our work. 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.

We are proud of the fact that we are recognised as an "Investor in People" (Gold Standard) believing and ensuring that every member of our community matters and is valued for the unique contribution they make to our school. We welcome and celebrate diversity. We also challenge all within our community, adults and students, to give of their best at all times in an environment where commitment outweighs compliance.

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  • Curriculum: Student Learning

    Our central purpose is to ensure that all children achieve the highest standards of which they are capable; Whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in concert or on stage, or in the range of opportunities we offer to students at all stages of their education.

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  • School Meals: Food & Catering

    Tasty, premium quality and fantastic value food that can be enjoyed before school, at morning break and lunchtime. Buying fresh, locally-produced ingredients, we combine traditional, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes that are freshly cooked on site.

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  • Assessment, Recording, Reporting

    This year there will be many changes made to the way students are assessed and to the way we record and report their achievements and progress. These changes are happening nationally and include how GCSEs are graded; On a 9-1 scale rather than A*-G.

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