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


Gryphon Watch – Episode 5

To kick off what would have been the start of the Easter holidays, here is Gryphon Watch Episode 5!


Latest announcement from Ofqual

Please click on this link to read the latest update from Ofqual in regards to this summers exams and submitting grades. Here is the latest Gryphon letter regarding exams: Letter to students...


Our Spring Newsletter is out now!

Spring term may have ended earlier than planned, but we still had lots of great news stories to celebrate from the last few months! Read about them in our latest newsletter here:


Emotional Health Advice and Links

During these difficult times, it is important that everyone is looking after his or her own emotional health as well as physical. The daily hour outdoors is not just benefitting you physically...


Gryphon Watch – Episode 4

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another episode of our popular podcast - Gryphon Watch!


Gryphon Watch – Episode 3

It's a new week, and what better way to start than by listening to the latest 'Gryphon Watch' podcast!  


Gryphon Watch: Episode 2

Thank you to everyone for the lovely feedback on our Gryphon Watch podcast! Here is episode 2! The Geography song can be found on Youtube by a group called The Scratch Garden....


A Prayer from our Chaplain

Heavenly Father, thank you for the Gryphon community. In these difficult times, help us to live each day to the full, to appreciate what we have and to care and pray for...


Year 13 Leavers

After what has been the most unexpected week, Friday brought the about the last day that Year 13 were together in education. A day of mixed emotions following quite the shock on...


Year 11 Leavers

I was really proud of Year 11 on Friday . A tough and emotional day for many but there was a lovely atmosphere . Here is our Year Group picture which we...


Introducing our new podcast!

The fabulous Miss Wilsher (Music) and Mrs Wilsher (History) have teamed up to record the 'Gryphon Watch' podcast! With all the latest news from departments, student shout outs, fun facts and much...


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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