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  • Poppies raise £264 for British Legion

    Monday 15th January, 2018:

    Glossy red poppies, made from clay by our talented Year 7 students for Remembrance Day, went on sale throughout December 2017. Around 70 were sold, raising £264.66 for The Royal British Legion. Thank you to everyone in the community who bought one.

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  • Students reach FutureChef Local Final

    Tuesday 09th January, 2018:

    On Tuesday 9th January, Year 9 students, Daniel Hale and Leigh Speight, spent the day in Sheffield Hallam University's industrial kitchens to take part in the Springboard FutureChef Local Finals. Both worked exceptionally hard, producing restaurant quality food.

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  • Ex-student to chair BIMUN Council

    Monday 18th December, 2017:

    George Vandrill (DHFS Year 12 MUNOG delegate in October 2016) has been invited to be chair of the Security Council at Belgrade International Model United Nations (BIMUN) in March 2018. This is one of the most prestigious councils in any Model United Nations event.

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  • 71 Christmas hampers delivered

    Monday 18th December, 2017:

    What a fantastic effort by all mentor groups; 71 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.

  • Well done to our Spelling Bee winners

    Friday 15th December, 2017:

    Congratulations to Daniel Clayton (MIL10) for winning the cross-faculty Spelling Bee! Sofia Chaudhry (GOS09) came second, and Fin Ramsden Twigg (BAG03) came third. They win £20, £10, and £5 worth of 'Love to Shop' vouchers respectively.

  • £3356.27 raised for 'Readathon'

    Friday 08th December, 2017:

    In term 1, Year 7 students participated in 'Readathon'; a nationwide charity event to help raise money for children in hospital. The students raised an impressive £3356.27! A huge well done to everyone who took part – we are tremendously proud of you.

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  • Y9 win regional 'MakeIt' STEM heat

    Thursday 30th November, 2017:

    Year 9 students competed in the Manufacturing Institute's 'MakeIt' STEM competition on 30th November, against 6 teams from other schools. They presented their business plan clearly and confidently... and won the heat! The final is in Manchester in July 2018.

  • Ex-student wins Para-badminton Gold

    Monday 27th November, 2017:

    Former student, Jack Shephard, fulfilled a childhood dream after victory in the SS6 men's singles at the Para-badminton World Championships. Jack, 20, said: "Becoming world men's champion was a dream of mine at the age of 14. It's incredible I'm champion."

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  • SkillForce earn First Aid certificates

    Friday 24th November, 2017:

    Congratulations to our Year 7, 8, and 11, SkillForce students who've received certificates for their First Aid accomplishments, learning how to perform CPR, what to do if someone is choking, dealing with a heart attack, and how to deal with serious bleeds.

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  • Record attempts raise £134.95 for CiN

    Thursday 23rd November, 2017:

    Children in Need on Friday 17th November set the scene for a series of fun World Record Challenge attempts involving various amounts of flipping, kicking, guzzling, and munching. The event raised £134.95. Thanks for taking part.

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  • Boys win U16 Table Tennis qualifier

    Tuesday 21st November, 2017:

    T Atkinson, T Lee, J Gorrell, and J Blake, won the U16 Derbyshire Schools Table Tennis qualifier, on 21st November. They beat 6 other schools to win the tournament, and progress to the English Schools Table Tennis competition in Bradford in January.

  • Y7 wins Derbyshire QuadKids contest

    Sunday 19th November, 2017:

    A big "well done" goes out to Ruby Sayles (GOS07) who entered the Derbyshire QuadKids competition on Sunday 19th November, at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. Ruby won 1st place in the Year 7 group with some brilliant scores!

  • 'RedFaces' get air time on Radio 1

    Friday 17th November, 2017:

    Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Harry Lyon, who left Sixth Form in 2016, had their record 'Take It Or Leave It' played on Radio 1 on Friday 17th November. The song was nominated 'Record of The Week' and aired on the Clara Amfo session.

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  • Student stars in Dickens' classic tale

    Tuesday 14th November, 2017:

    Sixth Form student, Caitlin Hames, is starring in 'Nicholas Nickleby: The Musical' this November. The show takes place from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November, at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield. Good luck Caitlin!

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  • Student 'Creeped Out' in CBBC show

    Tuesday 14th November, 2017:

    Jonathan Blake (Year 11) will be on television on Tuesday 14th November, 7pm on CBBC, in his lead role for 'Creeped Out', where he plays an online bully. The episode is called 'Trolled' and judging by the trailer, it looks to be excellent.

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  • Student is European BikeTrial Champ

    Tuesday 14th November, 2017:

    Congratulations to talented student, Adam Morewood (Year 11, BUX09), who won the European BikeTrial Indoor Championships in Brno, Czech Republic this weekend (11-12th November). Brilliant news Adam. Keep up the good work.

  • Ex-student targeting Gold medal

    Friday 10th November, 2017:

    Congratulation to ex-student, Jack Shephard, who is targeting Gold in the World Championship in badminton, and will travel to North Korea w/c 13th November. He is currently ranked world number 3. Good luck Jack!

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  • Term 1: Literacy and Numeracy Results

    Monday 06th November, 2017:

    1st place: Millican (30 house points), 2nd place: Gosforth (20 house points), 3rd place: Baggaley (10 house points). Well done everyone!
    And 5508 literacy and numeracy activities took place during term 1 – well done to all who participated!

  • Primary Story Competiton Results

    Friday 03rd November, 2017:

    During term 1, students competed for House competition points by writing short stories for primary school students on the theme of 'Adventure'. Congratulations to our winners! 1st: J Clarke; 2nd: K Thompson; 3rd: K Prescott.

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  • Student wins Engineering Scholarship

    Thursday 02nd November, 2017:

    The UK's future leaders in Engineering were honoured on 2nd November, when lucky recipient, Andrew Hale, received his Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Award in London. From 1594 applicants, 425 Scholarships were awarded.

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  • Anti-Stigma Ambassadors appointed

    Wednesday 01st November, 2017:

    A Powell (Y10), E Staniforth (Y10) and E Wilkinson (Y8) became Anti-Stigma Ambassadors after their outstanding applications last term. The 'Be a Mate' campaign will be launching this term at DHFS, alongside many other supportive measures.

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  • World topics debated at MUNOG

    Wednesday 25th October, 2017:

    From 19-25th October, students travelled to our partner school in Germany for the Model United Nations of Goldberg conference. They debated high-profile topics with 250 students from all over the world. Thanks to everyone who participated.

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  • We're Children in Need Top Fundraisers

    Thursday 19th October, 2017:

    BBC Children in Need contacted us on Thursday 19th October, to say a big thank you for our amazing fundraising efforts in 2016, when we raised £2714.01. They sent us a 'Loyal Supporter 2016' pack which included a letter and certificate. Well done everyone!

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  • Sixth Form wear yellow for charity

    Thursday 19th October, 2017:

    On the final day before October half term (Thursday 19th October, 2017), staff and Sixth Form students began a year of raising awareness, by wearing yellow and donating to their chosen charity this year, Young Minds. They aim to raise upwards of £1000.

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  • Students put on 'spooktacular' Gig

    Tuesday 17th October, 2017:

    On Tuesday 17th October, the school held its termly music gig in the Fanshawe Hall. Spirits were high as the bands put on spine-chilling performances for the guys and ghouls of the audience. It really was frightfully good. Well done team 'DHFSSchoolGigs'.

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  • Extreme reads in exciting places

    Monday 16th October, 2017:

    Over the summer, students and staff were set the Extreme Reading challenge; to take a photo of themselves reading in a strange or unusual place either in the UK or abroad. Congratulations to our students winners, A Passingham and J Sorrill. Photos are up in E-Block.

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  • FutureChef 2018 - Heat 1 Winners

    Thursday 12th October, 2017:

    On Thursday 12th October, ten budding young chefs from Year 7 to 10, headed towards Food Technology to take part in Springboard's FutureChef 2018 competition. L Speight and D Hale won, and move on to the local final in January 2018. Congratulations!

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  • Y13 Take a business trip to Brussels

    Wednesday 04th October, 2017:

    Year 13 Business and Economics students spent 4 days in Brussels, where they visited The EU Commission, Coca-Cola, Stella Artois, Chocolaterie Duval and Diamond Land, to learn more about international trade and the purpose of business.

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  • Remembrance Day Poppy Installation

    Monday 02nd October, 2017:

    Year 7s are currently preparing an art installation for Remembrance Day; clay poppies about the size of an open adult hand. This installation is inspired by the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppies. Well done everybody.

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  • Year 8 Transition Project Newspaper

    Monday 02nd October, 2017:

    During September, students in all Year 8 English classes were asked to produce newspapers on different themes such as 'Journeys' and 'Choices'. Congratulations to winners A Hinde, D Knox, M Gunn, H J Collins and E Oldham-Hepper.

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  • Reading to help children in hospital

    Monday 25th September, 2017:

    From Monday 25th September to 30th October, all of our Year 7 students will be involved in Readathon; a nationwide sponsored event in which people raise money through reading to help children in hospital. Get sponsored and get reading!

  • We celebrate best ever A Level results

    Thursday 17th August, 2017:

    We celebrated with record results on 17th August, with a 9% increase on last year's excellent outcomes. Overall, results across the board, for girls and boys, were hugely impressive; particularly for the top grades with 64% at A*/B and 33% at A*/A.

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