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The school was inspected on Tuesday the 17th and Wednesday 18th November 2015. The report is published below along with the letter from Miss Roche, Headteacher.

Ofsted inspection 2015

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

I am delighted to present our Ofsted Inspection Report following our recent inspection in November. I am even more delighted that the Inspection Team's findings were that the school is outstanding across the board.

This agrees with our own internal self-evaluation and affirms the work that we have undertaken as a whole community of students, staff, parents and governors since our last inspection. I wish to thank and congratulate you for your part in this and your ongoing commitment to our school. I must also praise and recognise the sterling work of all staff.

The Inspection Team reported that ours is:

"a school where the values of care, compassion, tolerance and respect flourish alongside those of high aspirations and expectations of success for all. Every pupil is known as an individual and relationships between all the people in the school are outstanding. The inspirational leadership of leaders and governors has been pivotal in moving the school forward to become outstanding. Pupils make outstanding progress in a wide range of subjects and across all year groups. The 16 -19 (Sixth Form) study programmes are outstanding. Learners leave the Sixth Form as confident, personable young people who can make a significant contribution to their community, wider society and Britain as a whole. The Governance of the school is outstanding."

This embodies our belief that at DHFS "Every Person Matters" alongside our school motto of "Success With Care". I am thrilled that the inspectors saw so much positivity in our students! They invest so much in their all-round progress and, as we know, are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.

Thank you for your ongoing and unstinting support for DHFS. I look forward to continuing to work with you for the benefit of your children and our school.

With my very best wishes,

T B Roche


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