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AdmissionsWelcome to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. This page provides further information about the school and our transition programme for students moving from Year 6 to Year 7.

Key Dates and Information

Please note that full induction packs will be sent home to parents and students in the middle of June.


Moving to secondary school is an exciting event for students and their families but can also give rise to questions, particularly when the child is the oldest in a family and the process is unfamiliar. Please be assured that our aim is to ensure that every student starts Year 7 confident that they are cared for and that they will make excellent progress and achieve success whatever their background or level of ability. Staff from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School visit our partner schools during Year 6 and will continue to make visits to meet with students and Key Stage 2 staff to assist in the transition process.

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Meet our Teaching Assistants (TA's)


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Year 6 Open Evening

19th September 2019, 6-8pm: A great evening where you will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet our student ambassadors, talk to staff and sample some of the fabulous activities put on by our faculties. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Transition Manager Visit

January and April 2020: Mrs Tracy Walters, our Extended Services Co-ordinator will be contacting all primary schools and exchange relevant transition information before the induction arrangements start. If you have any particular questions or concerns that you wish at this stage to discuss with Mrs Walters, please do not hesitate to contact her;

  • Tel: 01246 412372
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Year 6 SLT Visit (at their primary school)

1st-12th June 2020: DHFS will use the website to post documents and video messages to a dedicated page as an ongoing process throughout transition. Ideally, this will be enhanced by direct meetings of some form with Y6.

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Year 6 Initial Visit (at their primary school)

22nd June to 3rd July 2020:  Cancelled - Replaced with virtual presentation on 1st July 2020 at 6pm. Email invite to follow.

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Year 6 Disco

18th June 2020: DHFS will explore the possibility of a disco in the Autumn term, dependent on national guidance at the time.

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Year 6 Induction Meeting

2nd July 2020: Cancelled. Replaced with virtual open evening on 7th July 2020 at 6pm. Email invite to follow.

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Induction Week

Term 6 - 13th-17th July 2020: Cancelled


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