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ClubsThere's lots to do at DHFS! Take a look at some of the great clubs that you can be part of;

ClubsArt Club

  • Time: Wednesdays, 12:40pm - 1:30pm (bring a packed lunch)
  • Place: F25
  • Leader: Miss Macnair

Come along to art club to develop skills, creativity and group work. Opportunities include: drawing and painting, photography, mixed media work, group tasks, sculpture, set design, portraiture, working from life. All year groups are welcome.


ClubsCode Club

  • Time: Tuesdays, 12:40pm - 1:20pm
  • Place: A11
  • Leader: Mr Potts and Mr Hawksworth

Come along and learn how to create your own games and programs in Scratch, Python and SmallBasic. If you're already a keen programmer, you are welcome to work on your own projects, show off your skills and help other students learn. There will also be the opportunity to get hands-on and have a go with a Raspberry Pi computer.

No programming experience required – there will be plenty of worksheets, tutorials and help available to get you started.


ClubsComputer Hardware Club

  • Time: Thursdays, 12:40pm - 1:20pm
  • Place: A11
  • Leader: Mr Potts and Mr Hawksworth

Come along for anything computer hardware related - PCs, Raspberry Pi, micro:bits, robots, vintage computer hardware etc. Do you want to help build a computer? Do you want to bring in your own computer hardware? All years welcome.


ClubsDrama Club (for Year 7, 8 and 9)

  • Time: Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 1:20pm (bring a packed lunch)
  • Place: Fanshawe Hall
  • Leader: Mr. J Parker and Miss Sinclair

Come along to Year 7, 8 and 9 Drama club to learn about acting and the theatre. You will play loads of drama games, get involved in performances and have the opportunity to go to the theatre! Bring a packed lunch with you so we have more time to do drama.

"Doing drama has given me so much more confidence and I have made loads of friends" - (club member)


Dronfield Pride

  • Time: Fridays, 12:30pm
  • Place: ALR Room (next to the conference room)
  • Leader: Ms. Byrd

Dronfield Pride is a student led social club, open to all students. The aim of the group is to promote inclusivity and eradicate homophobic language and behaviour.


ClubsFashion & Textiles Club

  • Time: Wednesdays, 12:30pm
  • Place: E20
  • Leader: Miss. Swindell

If you have a passion for fashion and a flair for design then come along on a Wednesday lunchtime and join the Fashion & Textiles Club. Learn how to design and make your own clothes. Open to all year groups.


ClubsFilm Club

  • Time: Alternate Wednesdays, 3:40pm - 5:30pm
  • Place: E2
  • Leader: Miss Smith and Miss Watkin

Look out for the slides displayed in mentor time to find out what films are showing. To attend, get a permission slip signed by a parent/carer. Questions? See Miss Smith or Miss Watkin.


ClubsGirls Engineering Club (for Year 7, 8 and 9 girls)

  • Time: Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Place: Technology workshop E18
  • Leader: Mrs. Davies and Miss. Birch

If you want to make things and be involved with racing visits to Silverstone, where you'll race against schools from all over the country, get yourself down to the E18 Technology workshop on Thursdays to learn more.


ClubsKnitting Club

  • Time: Mondays, 12:30pm - 1:20pm
  • Place: Fanshawe LRC
  • Leader: Mrs. Whitelegg

For fans of all thing woolly! We are not spinning you a yarn. Join us in creating warm, useful and creative things in this crafty afternoon club. All years welcome.


Mandarin Club

  • Time: Mondays, 12:45pm - 1:20pm (bring a packed lunch)
  • Place: F6
  • Leader: Miss Woffindin

Would you like to learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese? Would you like to learn how to write Chinese characters? Would you like to learn about China? Come to Mandarin Club.


ClubsPet Club

  • Time: Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1pm
  • Place: F3
  • Leader: Mrs. M Walker and Mrs. Cornthwaite

Anyone is welcome, but it's mainly aimed at years 7, 8 and 9.
Our ethos is about making friends and making new animal friends too! We have resident animals; Cooper the Hamster, tropical fish and the Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches! (Which need caring for!) Different animals also visit us each week, from dogs and cats to snakes! On top of that, students can arrange to bring their own pets in from home.


ClubsReaders' & Writers' Club

  • Time: Mondays, 12:30pm - 12:55pm
  • Place: Fanshawe LRC
  • Leader: Mrs. Whitelegg

For all keen readers. Do you enjoy reading and writing, stories, poems, lyrics? Then come to Readers' and Writers' Club. All years welcome.


ClubsScience Club

  • Time: Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Place: F2
  • Leader: Miss L Webster

Scientifically investigate anything you wish! Whether it be monitoring the behaviour of your pet hamster, or trialling the quality of various lipsticks, it's entirely your choice. You'll have the opportunity to achieve a CREST award and share research with the school and your parents at the end of the year.

There's more; Science club members get exclusive access to science visits, national competitions and priority in whole school science trips! 


ClubsSinging Stars

  • Time: Fridays, 12:40pm - 1:15pm
  • Place: F12
  • Leader: Mrs. R Hobson

Love singing? All ages and abilities of staff and students are welcome. Experience that 'feel good' effect that you only get from singing in a large group. We sing current, up-to date songs and even do requests!


Sports Clubs

Please visit the sports page to find out about all the exciting winter and summer activities that you can be part of.



ClubsYoung Engineers Club (for Year 7, 8, and 9)

  • Time: Wednesdays, 12:30pm (bring a packed lunch)
  • Place: E18
  • Leader: Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Shaw

Are you a budding engineer who enjoys problem solving? Come along to Young Engineers Club in E18 on Wednesday lunchtimes (bring a packed lunch). For Year 7, 8 and 9s. Questions? See Mr Lloyd or Mr Shaw in Technology.