Aims & Ethos

Who we are

The Gryphon School is an outstanding Church of England school and academy in the Diocese of Salisbury. We are at the heart of the Sherborne community which is a centre of educational excellence.

The Gryphon admits students from age 11 to 19; our Sixth Form is one of the largest and most successful in the country. We attract students from a large rural catchment area across North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset.

We are proud to be one of the best schools in the country.


Our Mission

We support and encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life.


What we value –The Gryphon ethos

Our students come first

Enjoyment, with hard work, and going the extra mile

Friendliness and strong sense of community

Support and care for everyone and each other

Integrity, manners and honesty

Inquisitiveness through a breadth of opportunities and experiences

An engaging, calm and purposeful learning environment

Leadership, aspiration and ambition

Pride, quality and excellence –the details matter

Our ethos is founded upon Christian values as a Church of England School in the Diocese of Salisbury. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.





The Gryphon Carol Service

Our annual Carol Service will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 7pm in Sherborne Abbey. This is a...


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