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



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Sixth Form talk from Medicines sans Frontieres

An inspirational talk from Medicines sans Frontieres, Doctors without Borders to our sixth formers last week. Hannah Thompson gave a great talk about her experiences as a midwife in the DRC as well...


Sixth Formers benefit from expert lectures

The Gryphon Sixth Form has been building on its already well-established links with universities and employers to deliver an ongoing series of talks from experts in their fields. So far this year...


Sixth Form Open Evening

Come and visit The Gryphon Sixth Form on our Open Evening! There will be Headteacher presentations, tours of our departments with exciting demonstrations and interactive activities, as well as a chance to...


Students celebrate DofE and Ten Tors Awards

  Last Wednesday, The Gryphon School held its annual Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors Awards Presentation Evening. The school is now the biggest state school provider of DofE training in Dorset,...


Royal Engineers visit The Gryphon

As part of Army Engagement week commencing 7th October 2019, the Gryphon School were fortunate to gain support from the Royal Engineers to deliver a series of session with students from Years...


Road Safety Event

Gryphon students and their parents are invited to attend a Road Safety Event at the The Gryphon School on the 17th October 2019. An awards ceremony will be followed by interactive and informative...


Katie and Jasmine abseil down Wells Cathedral for charity

Gryphon students Katie and Jasmine had an adrenaline-filled weekend, completing a free fall abseil down Wells Cathedral Tower to raise money for SOS Africa. They raised £200 for charity, despite being scared...


Prize Giving at Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey was host to a magnificent evening celebrating student success as The Gryphon School held its annual prize giving ceremony for last year’s Year 11 and 13 students. Nearly 150 students...


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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