Year 12 art A level students planned and hosted an art workshop for Year 3 students at William Levick Primary School on 1st April. "The whole experience was extremely rewarding" said Emilie Saville (student). Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon.
On Sunday 31st March, Emma Shipley (U15 Girls), Bobbie Waugh (U13 Girls) and Josh Wragg (U15 Boys) qualified for the East Midlands London Mini Marathon team. Congratulations to these young athletes who took part in the marathon trial.
It was a good weekend for DHFS girls on Saturday 30th March. Leah Gregory won a team gold at the Yorkshire Road Relay Championships over a distance of 1.6 km in Leeds. Amy Allcard also ran a strong race. Congratulations girls on this great effort.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the DHFS Bake Off on Friday 15th March. Your delicious cakey goods helped raise a mouth-watering £253.41 for Comic Relief. Thank you for all your efforts and the brilliant bakes you brought in to school.
You helped make the world better with a sweater. On the last Christmas Jumper Day, back in December 2018, we raised £310.52 for Save the Children. Thank you to everyone who took part by wearing their festive knits and donating to this wonderful cause!
8 Year 10 students took part in the 'Maths Feast' competition on 6th March, competing against 13 other school teams from Sheffield and Derbyshire. The teams did DHFS proud with A Daff, S Groarke, H Jenkinson, and M Freeland winning the puzzle round!
On Friday 1st March, 30+ students entered our Fairtrade Bake Off, after which, the mouth-watering treats were sold to raise £45 for Fairtrade. Local MP Lee Rowley judged Isabella and Jessica (KS3), Elliot (KS4) and Liam, Adam and Sam (KS5) the winners!
A huge well done to Owen Jenkinson, Year 12, for his performance in musical production 'West Side Story', where he played leading man Tony. English staff, who watched the show at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre, thoroughly enjoyed it and said he was brilliant!
A level drama and theatre student, Lauren Wadsworth, has achieved a place at Laine Theatre Arts; a top performing arts training school with an excellent record of moving people into the performing arts industry. She's also holding audition call backs to other schools.
130 students sat the UK Maths Trust Intermediate Challenge on Thursday 7th February: 62% achieved a certificate (a school record!), 5 placed in the top 2.5% of entrants nationally and go through to the international round on Thursday 21st March.
Many thanks to everyone involved with fundraising for The Children's Hospital Charity; We raised an impressive £1348.74 for the Sheffield Children's Hospital snowflake appeal. The money will help buy life-saving equipment and fund vital research.
Talented athletes Emma Shipley and Leah Gregory won their U15 Girls 800m heats at the U15/13 Athletice Championships this weekend to go through to the final, where Emma gained silver with an English Schools best time. Brilliant news girls!
'Go Orange' day at DHFS on Friday 1st February, was a huge success, raising £193.91 overall throughout the day. The orange was everywhere! Sixth Form students and staff participated in the nationwide event to raise money for muscular dystrophy. Thanks folks.
Things are currently going very well in Basketball: w/c 28th January, Year 10 defeated Woodlands 60-14 in the County Cup, Year 7 won 29-0 against QUEGS, and our U18 girls defeated John Fisher School in the National Cup Quarter Final. Brilliant news everyone!
At the Sheffield Athletics Festival this weekend: Claudia Turnell won U17G 800 silver; Leah Gregory took U15G 800 gold; Amy Allcard got U15G 800 bronze; Eniola Ajagbe took U17G 60 gold; Cosmo Johnson won U15B high jump gold and long jump bronze.
Leigh Speight has reached the FutureChef National Final, beating tough competition from the region. She is now 1 of 10 out of 12,000 entries. She'll be going to Westminster Kingsway College for the finals in March, to be judged by industry and celebrity chefs.
DHFS Sixth Form has received a certificate from ALPS in acknowledgement of the outstanding progress students make during their time with us. In 2017-18, our Sixth Form was within the top 15% of schools and colleges nationally. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to our Director of Sixth Form, Mr Howell, who has been nominated for a University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award. The scheme recognises the crucial role teachers play in encouraging talented students in their schools or colleges.
It's a great start to 2019 for Gabriel Gisborne in Year 11, who, this weekend, won the North of England Indoor Men's U17 800m title to go with his outdoor title from last year. He also broke the championship record with a winning time of 1.57.83. Amazing!
Congratulations to Eniola Ajagbe, Year 10, on a successful 2019 Northern Indoor Championships; She got to finals in the Women's U17 60m, and semi-final in the 200m category in her first season out. Very tough qualifications and final against 6 national champions.
Great success in NED Cross Country on Thursday 10th January. Y7 girls, Y8/9 girls, and Y10/11 boys, all became NED champions! 12 students have been selected to represent NED at Derbyshire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 19th January.
A huge congratulations to Cosmo Johnson (Year 8) and Emma Shipley (Year 9) who, on Saturday 5th January, became Derbyshire County U13 Boys and U15 Girls Cross Country 2019 Champions respectively. Strong races with outstanding finishes. Well done both.
DHFS are proud to sponsor an illuminated snowflake on Sheffield Children's Hospital; Money raised from our non-uniform day on Friday 21st December, will help support this worthwhile cause and go towards expanding the Emergency Department.
What a fantastic effort by all mentor groups; 74 Christmas hampers in total have been distributed to people throughout our local community. You should all be very proud of yourselves! Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Maddie Smith in Year 12 recently became the 10,000th young person to register as a bone marrow donor for the Anthony Nolan Trust. ITV News visited DHFS on Friday 14th December to report on this major milestone for the campaign. Congratulations.
Having spent last year undertaking activities to gain a Bronze DofE Award, including football, horse riding, helping children, music, martial arts, camping, and hiking, students attended a presentation evening on 5th December, to formally celebrate their achievements.
Still undefeated in all cups so far this year! U12 go to County SF and Round 2 Nationals; U13 go to Round 4 Nationals and County QF; U15 go to County QF and Round 4 Nationals; U16 go to County QF and Round 3 Nationals; U18 go to Round 3 Nationals.
Year 10 maths students visited Salford University in Manchester on Friday 23rd November, to enjoy a series of interactive GCSE Maths in Action lectures showing how mathematical theory can be applied to every day problems. It was an enlightening day.
Students and staff took part in fun World Record Challenge attempts for Children in Need on Friday 23rd November, involving various amounts of flipping, spinning, jumping, and munching. Well done and thanks for all the support. We raised £143.88!
Sam (Year 9) and Leigh (Year 11) competed in the Springboard FutureChef Local Finals on Wednesday 21st November. They made a 2-course meal for under £7, and Leigh got an amazing score of 39/40! She'll be competing in the National Finals in January.
Congratulations to Mia Passingham in Year 7, who achieved 2nd place in the NDP Trampolining Competition on 18th November! Mia is a dedicated member of Chesterfield Trampolining Club and regularly enters club and county competitions.
Congratulations to Lauren Oldale (BUX01), who was presented with a certificate and a prize of £100, by Dronfield Town Mayor, on Monday 12th November, for her essay entitled 'A Good Public Transport System is Essential For Towns Like Dronfield'.
The U18 girls football team won 3-2 in the 2nd round of the English Schools' Football National Cup, playing against South Hunsley Sixth Form College. With goals from Megan Jones and Eve Moat, the U18s march on to Round 3. Marvellous game, ladies!
2018 marks 100 years since the end of the World War 1, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Students made clay poppies and acrylic keyrings in honour of the DHFS service men who lost their lives, and to raise funds for Help for Heroes.
The U16 girls' football team played Tapton School in the English Schools' Football National Cup. DHFS girls clinched the win after originally going 1-0 up. The final score was 2-1 on the bitterly cold evening, but the team got on with it and progress to Round 3!
On 8th November, we hosted the NED Primary School Sports Hall Athletics Competition for Year 5 and 6. 8 schools competed and Gorseybrigg won. Thanks to our 25 young sports leaders for helping. It was a great success and we saw a few Olympians in the making.
Year 10 performing arts and drama assistants lead a puppetry workshop with Stonlelow Junior's Year 5 students for their creativity week. They devised their own puppet shows to music, and performed to classmates. Thanks for this enjoyable afternoon.
Year 12 maths students attended a Maths Inspiration event on 25th October, fronted by four mathematicians, a jug of water, and a boomerang. The event showed how maths can be used in the real world to help solve problems and understand the world better.
On Tuesday 23rd October, 3 students took part in a taster session with DBL Sheffield Sharks Basketball Team at the EIS. Warm-up drills, honing skills, and atmospheric thrills; The day had it all. Great work everyone and thanks to the Sharks for this fab opportunity.
Much success in the x3 relays on Saturday 20th October: Gabriel Gisborne achieved a Northern silver medal and South Yorkshire gold for the team U17 event (8th fastest time), and Emma Shipley gained an U15 double gold (3rd fastest time). Brilliant!
We celebrated the 'European Day of Languages' on 26th September with a cultural 'Bake Off'. Well done to winners, Holly Rylance and Charlotte Colley! All the bakes were wonderful and the sale afterwards raised £47.60 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Last year's focus on getting recycling initiated within school has been achieved! There'll be four 100 litre recycling bins to collect plastic bottles, for Phoenix Hall, Fanshawe Diner, Henry's and the Hub. This wouldn't have been possible without your help and support!
Four students attended the Prince William Awards Ceremony at Birmingham Uni on 18th September. David Walliams presented, and they were later photographed with him and Prince William. Each received a graduation certificate for their SkillForce efforts.
We celebrated another strong year of GCSE results this August; 58% of students achieved grades 5-9 in English and maths (78% got min. standard passes in both). Creative and technology subjects scored high above national figures and we had 66 grade 9s in science!
100% A Level pass rate has been achieved by hard graft; 64% of students achieved at least 1 A*/A/B grade, 26% gained A*/A grades, and quite amazing progress made by some individuals who battled against challenging circumstances. Well done all!