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  • GCSE Success Evening: 3rd October +

    Our 'GCSE Exam Success' Evening for parents and students takes place on 3rd October, 6-7:30pm.

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  • Y7 CATs: 24th - 27th September +

    Year 7 CATs tests will take place from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September inclusive.

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  • Careers Convention: 6-8pm, 21st Nov +

    Careers education, information, advice and guidance. 6-8pm on Wednesday 21st November.

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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.

Students are provided with both challenge and support in order that they may achieve their full potential across a wide range of curricular and additional opportunities. Our support for students with particular talents is well established and thriving with numerous opportunities for them to undertake activities geared to their particular area(s) of excellence alongside their academic work. They may take part in International Collaborative Study with youngsters in Germany, Spain, French Guiana and Slovenia by engaging with the Erasmus+ Project or specialise in their own field via other national bodies such as Sport England, the British Olympic Association, the BikeTrial International Union and many other local associations.

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Latest Successes

  • Mission Recycling: Success!

    Last year's focus on getting recycling initiated within school has been achieved! There'll be four 100 litre recycling bins to collect plastic bottles, for Phoenix Hall, Fanshawe Diner, Henry's Diner and the Hub. This wouldn't have been possible without your help and support! Thank you!

  • Strong year of GCSE results at DHFS

    We celebrated another strong year of GCSE results this August; 58% of students achieved grades 5-9 in English and maths (78% got min. standard passes in both). Creative and technology subjects scored high above national figures and we had 66 grade 9s in science!

  • A Level students gain 100% pass rate

    100% A Level pass rate has been achieved by hard graft; 64% of students achieved at least 1 A*/A/B grade, 26% gained A*/A grades, and quite amazing progress made by some individuals who battled against challenging circumstances. Well done all!

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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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