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  • Out of Hours / Summer Safeguarding +

    Advice for parents with concerns over the summer break about a vulnerable young person.

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  • Ski Trip 2019: Pay from 25th May +

    Places are going fast. Pay deposits online from 4pm, Friday 25th May, to reserve a place.

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  • Parents: Driving and onsite access +

    Please drop off and pick up your child/ren well away from our very busy school site.

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Dear Visitor,

Welcome to our website. I hope that it provides you with an insight into our work, organisation and learning resources as well as providing information about DHFS.

We have a long and proud tradition of success from the original Dronfield Grammar School, endowed in 1579 by Henry Fanshawe, to the present day when we have been designated as a National Support School as a result of our work and capacity to support improvement in other institutions. This designation follows the Ofsted Inspection of November 2015 which graded the school as "outstanding" across all aspects of our work. Our aim is to provide excellence in all areas of our work with young people so that they may move forward, ready to take their rightful place in society as citizens of the 21st century.

We are proud of the fact that we are recognised as an "Investor in People" (Gold Standard) believing and ensuring that every member of our community matters and is valued for the unique contribution they make to our school. We welcome and celebrate diversity. We also challenge all within our community, adults and students, to give of their best at all times in an environment where commitment outweighs compliance.

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Latest Successes

  • GB Boxers inspire the next generation

    On Wednesday 11th July, students were treated to 3 special guest appearances from members of the GB Boxing Squad as part of a week-long effort to inspire and engage them with their studies. England Boxing will be bringing boxing to DHFS from September 2018!

  • Y10 Golfers break 10 year dry spell

    L Fisher, J Stevenson and L Turner, Year 10, have qualified for The England Golf Championships at Woodall Spa on 11th July after being victorious at the regional event in April. This is the first time we've had a team qualify in over 10 years! Good luck boys!

  • Exhibition showcases student art

    The final year art exhibition for DHFS took place on Wednesday 4th July, and what an event it was! Friends and families joined us to celebrate the amazing collections of art work created by students across the whole school. Thank you so much to everyone involved.

  • Gosforth House glory at Sports Day

    On Tuesday 3rd July, Sports Day took place at the EIS. It's the highlight of the school calendar, and 900 students and staff took part. Congratulations to Year 7 winners, Gosforth; Year 8 winners, Gosforth; and Year 9 winners, Spaven. Overall winners were Gosforth!

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  • Curriculum: Student Learning

    Our central purpose is to ensure that all children achieve the highest standards of which they are capable; Whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in concert or on stage, or in the range of opportunities we offer to students at all stages of their education.

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  • School Meals: Food & Catering

    Tasty, premium quality and fantastic value food that can be enjoyed before school, at morning break and lunchtime. Buying fresh, locally-produced ingredients, we combine traditional, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes that are freshly cooked on site.

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  • Assessment, Recording, Reporting

    Many changes have been made to the way students are assessed and to the way we record and report their achievements and progress in school. These changes have happened nationally and include how GCSEs are graded; On a 9-1 scale rather than A*-G.

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