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Important Messages

Y7 Parents Evening: 21st April

We expect all Year 7 students to make appointments with staff. 4:00pm - 6:30pm.

Summer 2015 Exam Timetables

Summer 2015 GCSE and A-Level timetables have been put in mentor trays today for distribution.

Apply for Student Finance: 27th Jan

Applications for 15/16 full-time student finance are open. Apply on the student finance website.

Featured Stories

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County and NED Netball Results: March 2015

On Monday 16th March 2015, ten Year 7 students represented DHFS at the annual County Netball Tournament. And in the same week, two teams of Year 7s competed in the North East Derbyshire Netball Championships...

Young Achievers Award 2015: Nominate by 24th April

Once again, Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School's Student Leadership Team are holding the Young Achievers Award, sponsored by Dronfield Civic Society. Read the full story to find out how you can nominate...

Students donate to vInspired charity: March 2015

Thanks, DHFS students! £1000 of the money raised from the non-uniform day on Friday 6th February, 2015, was donated to a charity called vInspired, which encourages young people to volunteer in their local community...

Plotr Magazine - Get interested in careers: April 2015

Discover careers you never knew existed and explore the world of work like never before with the new Plotr magazine. It's monthly, it's free and it's available as an app or PDF. Enjoy all the back issue for free, too!

DCC Now Recruiting for Apprentices: April 2015

Derbyshire County Council are now recruiting for apprentices in various occupations and locations around the county. Recruitment open days are available, at various locations, from 13th to 29th April, 2015...

'Pop Maths' competition results: 14th March 2015

Well done to 16 of our highest achieving mathematicians who competed against 60 other schools from all over the north of England, in the 'Pop Maths' competition at Sheffield Hallam University, on Saturday 14th March 2015...

U16 Girls County Cup Football Semi-Finals: Mar 2015

On Tuesday 10th March 2015, The under 16 girls football team played in the semi-final of the County Cup against a strong Anthony Gell School team, hoping to get to the finals for the second year in a row...

DHFS Dominate Sports Hall Athletics: March 2015

In Sports Hall Athletics on Thursday 12th March, 2015, Year 7 and 8 students won 3 of the 4 team competitions, and the Level 2 Sportshall Athletics Plus event also saw 8 more of our athletes progress to county finals...

DHFS does World Book Day: 5th March 2015

On Thursday 5th March, 2015, students were treated to the delights of being taught by Velvet Brown, Paddington Bear and Miss Havisham amongst others as staff and students dressed up to celebrate World Book Day....

Young Heritage Apprenticeship: April 2015

The Young Heritage Apprentices programme has been designed to offer successful applicants a structured twelve-month programme of tuition and practical experience to provide an entry in the building craft sector...


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

Sun Apr 19
Mon Apr 20 @15:45 - 16:45
SMF5/Teacher Prep SPS4
Mon Apr 20 @18:30 - 19:00
Governors' Personnel & Resources Committee
Tue Apr 21 @16:00 - 18:30
Y7 Parent Consultation Evening
Thu Apr 23 @15:30 - 17:30
KS3 Football at Shirebrook

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.