Sixth Form

Gryphon School: Sherborne

The Gryphon Sixth Form is a large, successful and vibrant community of around 450 students, many of whom are welcomed from neighbouring state and independent schools across North and West Dorset and South Somerset.

Our Sixth Formers aim high and our ability to empower them to achieve is embedded in our ethos. We offer our students a highly caring and supportive community which generates our exceptional examination results and bright futures.

Our Outstanding (Ofsted) Sixth Form offers a wide variety of courses and subject options, enabling students to pursue their passions, interests and career aspirations. The enthusiasm, innovation and commitment of our teaching and pastoral staff helps to challenge and support every individual so that students are empowered to learn.

Students enjoy more freedom through which we develop the important life skills of time management, research and planning that will allow them to be successful in their immediate and long term futures. To help them, all students have a Personal Tutor to offer guidance and support throughout their studies, along with additional help from their Head of Year, Head of Sixth Form and friendly subject staff.

We want everyone to feel engaged and excited by learning; confident, happy, secure and valued as a member of our Sixth Form Community.

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Sixth Form Open Evening

Learn all about the high quality courses on offer, extra-curricular opportunities, and speak to our subject specialists. Thursday 8th November, 5.30-7.30pm


Former student Charlie Rex visits Gryphon Sixth Form

A big thank you to former student Second Lieutenant Charlie Rex for coming in to visit us yesterday and talking to our Sixth Formers. Charlie graduated top of his Officer Training class...

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Good luck to our Sixth Formers competing in the Durham School’s Debating Competition this weekend! Its’s the world’s biggest residential competition 🎤

My Gryphon

“I decided to do an apprenticeship because I had a passion for learning and working in the engineering and aerospace industry”

Anna Gawler


Sixth Form – Important deadline for Applications for Bus Passes

IMPORTANT DEADLINES : APPLICATIONS FOR BUS PASSES – Academic year 2018-19 This is applicable to both CURRENT YEAR 12 students (who will need to reapply for a bus pass) and PROSPECTIVE Year...


Gryphon Rock Challenge wins in Bournemouth!

Gryphon students are celebrating after winning first place in the Rock Challenge competition held in Bournemouth last week.  Hundreds of pupils from across Somerset and Dorset showed off their choreography skills at...


Rory is elected to the UK Youth Parliament

Gryphon Sixth Former Rory Baird is taking his first steps on the political ladder after being elected to the UK youth Parliament. After weeks of campaigning by 12 contenders, and votes by...

My Gryphon

“Former Gryphon student Charles Rex recently completed his Officer Training at Sandhurst, and graduated top of the cadet class, receiving the Sword of Honour from HRH Prince Harry.”

My Gryphon

“George has just returned from training in New Zealand where he successfully passed his commercial pilot skills test”

My Gryphon

“Through her university course and contacts in London, Colette has been able to gain work experience at Capital, which owns radio stations such as Heart and Radio X, she is a presenter on the university radio station, and has worked on various radio adverts. ”


Igniting a passion for politics!

The Gryphon School saw lively political debate this week, as it hosted a ‘Youth in Politics’ debate.  The main political parties shared a platform to answer questions from students, and were joined...


Thursday 8th November, 5.30-7.30pm