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.
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.