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

“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

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

Ofsted 2014

“Most teaching is good or outstanding”

Ofsted 2014

“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

The Gryphon School - Twitter 18 Oct

A big thank you to @JoffreWhite @NicoleBurstein and @GulwaliP for visiting the school last week!…


Two day author bonanza as part of Sherborne Literature Festival 2017

This year, in just two days, 1,000 Gryphon students were able to enjoy visits from top authors as part of Sherborne Literature Festival. Joffre White, famous for his Frog series of books, which he...

The Gryphon School - Twitter 11 Oct

Thank you to @DorsetSSCT for delivering a talk to our Year 8’s on Healthy Relationships #PSHEE @dorsetpolice

The Gryphon School - Facebook 10 Oct

As part of the Sherborne Literary Festival we have some top authors visiting the school this week!
– Joffre White (author of Earthland and the Frog series) and Reading & Writing Motivator
– Nicole Burstein: Author of ‘Other Girl’ and described as ‘a rising star in young adult fiction’
– Gulwali Passarlay: Afghan refugee, TEDx speaker, activist, and author of ‘The Lightless Sky, My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee’

The Gryphon School - Facebook 9 Oct

Our Lego Club has been busy working on their latest project – a mural of the Gryphon logo!

The Gryphon School - Twitter 9 Oct

Featuring Gryphon students!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 6 Oct

It’s two weeks until half term! The Gryphon Sports Centre, Sherborne has an extensive range of fun activities for 6-14 year olds – sessions can be booked individually or you can book in for the whole day!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 4 Oct

Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Evening – what a great turnout! We hope you enjoyed it and gained an insight into life at The Gryphon School.
Reminder for parents – the deadline for secondary school applications is 31st October 2017 (please apply through your local council website)

The Gryphon School - Facebook 29 Sep

We currently have vacancies for:
– Teacher of Psychology
– Catering Assistant
– Lunchtime Supervisors
– Sports Centre Assistant (Casual)
– Exam Invigilators
– Nursery Apprenticeship
– Nursery Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Find out more details here:

The Gryphon School - Twitter 26 Sep

Well done Andrew – RS Aero World Champion! #Gryphon #Sherborne


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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