Sixth Form

Gryphon School: Sherborne

Applications for September 2018 are now open….apply here!


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.


Information for prospective Sixth Form studentsDownload

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...

My Gryphon

“Jess looks back very fondly of her time in The Gryphon School Sixth form; it helped her to achieve her dream of becoming a dentist through the academic support and guidance as well as the extra curricular activities .”

Jessica Scott

The Gryphon School - Twitter 15 Jun

Students have been yarn storming today in the quad- it looks fantastic! The hearts are to remember the victims of t…

The Gryphon School - Twitter 8 Jun

The only state school to make it to the final

The Gryphon School - Twitter 24 May

Some last minute revision from Mr Gray before this morning’s maths exam! #examseason #goodluckYear12

The Gryphon School - Twitter 10 May

Second best public speaking team in the UK! Well done Team Gryphon! #YouthSpeaks

The Gryphon School - Facebook 8 May

Well done to our Sixth Form team! #TenTors

The Gryphon School - Facebook 3 Apr

Our Spring newsletter is now online – read it here:

The Gryphon School - Twitter 28 Mar

Congratulations to our Youth Speaks team – South West champions and off to the national final!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 25 Mar

Good luck to our students this weekend who are taking part in the Durham Schools Debating Competition!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm