Green Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 2FZ | Contact Us | Tel: 01246 412372 | Email:

In the event of adverse weather conditions we will follow our usual procedures. We aim to open as usual every day. Please be aware that;

  • weather conditions are monitored on an ongoing basis, the site is checked regularly and prepared for the next day
  • staff are on-site from 6am carrying out checks
  • we use the website, Twitter (@DHFSUpdate), text to parents, email to students, Radio Stations (Peak FM, Sheffield and Hallam) to communicate any changes
  • students are required to remain on site as long as the school is open

Please do not ring school to enquire re: status - we are open unless the website, Twitter, text, email or Radio says not.

The first indication will be via the school Twitter account (@DHFSUpdate).

In the event of an early closure, we will use the same means to communicate with parents.

Students will be expected to complete work at home, use the VLE or carry out individual reading or revision. Please make sure that your children check the VLE and their emails in order that they received information from staff.

In making any decision regarding change to our usual arrangements, I am mindful of the health and safety of all concerned as well as understanding of the difficulties families may have in terms of planning in advance, finding childcare etc. I will do my very best to make sure that any decisions are the right ones given the information available to me and that they are communicated to you in good time. I am sure that you will also have contingency plans in place – let's hope that we don't have to use them!

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Yours sincerely

T. B. Roche