Welcome 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.
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.
Year 6 Open Evening
22nd September 2022: 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.
Transition Manager Visit
January 2023: 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;
Year 6 Initial Visit (at their primary school)
June 2023: – Students will be visited at their primary school by the House teams, and two Year 7 students, to answer any questions students may have regarding joining our school, and get a flavour of the experiences they will have at the school. For example, uniform, the vertical house system, and what happens on the first day in September.
Year 6 Disco
22nd June 2023
Year 6 Induction Evening
6th July 2023: – A welcome evening with Mr Cooper and members of our student inclusion team; to welcome your family to our community and introduce our philosophy, values and ethos. You will have the chance to meet your House Team and they will give you information about what to expect during Induction week. There will be an opportunity to meet with our Learning Support Team, and Mrs Walters our Transition Manager. You will also be able to enjoy a showcase of students’ work, sample food from our school menu and get fitted for your new blazer and uniform.
Term 6 – 17th-21st July 2023: – Students will spend the full week with us. This week will include:
- A tour of the school
- Experience of lunchtime dining and the cashless card system
- Familiarisation with the Vertical House System and the opportunity to meet their Mentor and other members of their Mentor group and House
- Receive their school planner, Year 7 timetable, and other equipment for learning
- Experience a week of regular lessons in all faculty areas
- Provide an opportunity to order correct uniform
- Take part in enrichment and personal development activities, for example; Year 7 inter-house competitions