Dorset School buses:
Dorset County Council provides free transport for students in Years 7 - 11 to attend their catchment or nearest appropriate school and they live more than 3 miles shortest available walking distance from home to The Gryphon School. This is run by the School Passenger Transport Department which organises the routes and contract buses. It is possible for other students to apply for a spare seat on a contract bus operated by Dorset School Passenger Transport. There is an annual charge for spare/unallocated seats.
Contact: Mr Rob Clark at Dorset School Passenger Service on 01305 224544. See also www.dorsetforyou.com where policies and application forms can be downloaded.
The Gryphon School buses:
In addition to transport provided by Dorset School Passenger Transport, The Gryphon School privately operates four school buses. Two double deck bus services operate from Yeovil, a double deck bus service operates from Sturminster Newton/Stalbridge/Henstridge/Milborne Port, and a single deck bus operates from Wincanton/Henstridge/Milborne Port. There is an annual charge for seats on The Gryphon School buses.
Contact: Please enquire at the School for details or contact Mrs Carole Higgins directly on 01935 810111
Question: What do I do if I miss my bus home?
Answer: Go to reception and ask if you can contact your parents.
Some availability for student car and motorbike parking, with a permit, exists on site. Parents who bring their children to and collect them from school by car must stop in the allocated drop off bays.
The school has bike racks for security, although students will need to bring their own lock.
The school has its own designated crossing patrol and students should choose this route when walking to school.