The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“The welcoming, friendly and supportive atmosphere enables everyone to thrive.”

Director of Education, Salisbury Diocese

Sixth Form Subjects

“Our mission, rooted in our Church foundations is to be a '10:10' school, where students and staff experience life in all its fullness.”

(John 10:10)

“The Army's Ten Tors Challenge is the 'largest and most challenging event held nationally' ”

“We look forward to welcoming our new Sixth Formers this September!”

“The school's promotion of students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent”

Ofsted 2014

“The whole Rock Challenge team are a credit to the school – a fantastic example of teamwork and commitment.”

“The breadth and enthusiasm for sport and the arts make The Gryphon an all-encompassing school.”

The Good Schools Guide 2016

“We were especially pleased with the individual achievements of so many of our students.”

Nicki Edwards, Headteacher

“Teachers' expectations are high”

Ofsted 2017

“The Sixth Form is outstanding.”

Ofsted 2014

“The behaviour of students is outstanding.”

Ofsted 2014

“The Sixth Form is a centre of excellence attracting pupils from miles around.”

Daily Telegraph

“Super much sought-after school at the very centre of its community....
Truly a model of comprehensive education at its best.”

The Good Schools Guide 2016


COVID-19: Update

Please find below the letter that has been sent to all parents (28/2/20) Coronavirus advice Feb 2020


Gryphon students celebrate Dance Live success!

On Friday 14th February, 90 students from The Gryphon School competed in the dance and drama competition ‘Dance Live’. Dance Live is a new event, which fuses dance and theatre with all...


Plastic Free March

Dear Parents/Carers, From the 2nd March – 27th March the canteen will not be selling drinks in plastic bottles. We are aiming to reduce plastic use within our school, as plastic not...


Corona Virus – DfE Advice

The Department for Education has issued the following advice for parents and carers: The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The...


Gryphon students get a taste of life at Hogwarts

Students at The Gryphon School were wowed last week as they took part in Bloomsbury’s annual Harry Potter Book Night. Staff laid on a variety of lessons based on the Harry Potter...


Primary school pupils compete in chess tournament

Pupils from eight primary schools across North Dorset and South Somerset came together last week to compete in the Primary Chess Tournament hosted at The Gryphon School. Competing in teams for their...


World-renowned explorer inspires Gryphon students

Students were inspired after a visit by adventurer Jason Lewis this week. Jason, who is from Bridport, is an award-winning author, explorer, and sustainability advocate. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as...


The Gryphon Quiz Night

Are You Smarter than a Y11 Student? Join us for The Gryphon Quiz Night! A fundraiser for our Year 11 Leaver’s Ball 2020  


Sherborne Times – How local schools are collaborating to rewild their sites

We are delighted to be featured in this month’s Sherborne Times – talking about our environmental work with Operation Future Hope. The Gryphon School and St Andrew’s CE Primary School have been...


Jason Lewis, Explorer – Tickets available now

The Gryphon School in conjunction with Sherborne Literary Society, is delighted to be welcoming explorer Jason Lewis to speak on February 4th. Jason Lewis is an English award-winning author, explorer and sustainability campaigner credited with...


Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair 2020

Future careers and opportunities are developing in new and exciting areas. Developments in technology and in the labour market mean that increasing numbers of jobs require specific education and training. Both Science,...


Nicki Edwards, Headteacher

We are very proud of our school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset. The School became an academy on 1 August 2012. We are a Church of England School, but as the secondary school for all children, our religious character is highly inclusive, embracing those of all faiths and of no faith.

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