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

Director of Education, Salisbury Diocese

Sixth Form Subjects

“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


Year 6 Open Evening

Join us on Tuesday 5th October for our Year 6 Open Evening.   You will have the chance to hear from our Headteacher, meet our staff, have a tour of the school...


Back to School Covid Testing Timetable

  Please see below for testing times on Thursday and Friday, by tutor group:   Testing Thursday 2nd September 09.50   13MFW   13LM 10.05    13NW      13LC 10.20    13PRB     13AMO...


GCSE Celebrations at The Gryphon

Students at The Gryphon School in Sherborne are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE and BTEC results. All of the students worked incredibly hard and this has been reflected in the grades...


Gryphon students celebrate A level success

The Gryphon Sixth Form is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels this summer. The vast majority of students got places at the first-choice universities, whilst...


Activities Week

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely curtailed our outstanding extra-curricular programme over the last year meaning our young people have missed out on a large part of our enrichment curriculum, which provides so...


Summer Newsletter out now!

As the school year comes to a close we want to take this opportunity to share news and stories with you from this term, read our latest newsletter below:


Year 13 Tutors perform “Alexander Hamilton”

Our Year 13 students have been through a lot these last two years, so we wanted to give them a proper send off. Mr Peirson re-wrote “Alexander Hamilton” to give you “Year...


Secretary of State for Education has written an open letter to parents encouraging continued regular testing

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has today written to secondary school and college parents and guardians in England to talk about the importance of regular testing when it comes to keeping covid out...


Year 11 and Year 13 Ball – Date Change

Following the Covid-19 restriction updates earlier this week we have changed the dates for both Year 11 and Year 13 balls.   Year 13 Ball – Wednesday 21st July 7pm - Haselbury Mill...


Year 6 Transition – Online Parents’ Evening

Please see our Transition page for full information for parents of Year 6 students starting at The Gryphon in September 2021: Click here.  


Year 11 Leavers

Today is a special day – we say goodbye to Year 11, as they leave the Gryphon School to start their next adventure.  It has certainly been a difficult few years for...


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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