The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“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

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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...

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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: https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/86603_gryphon_news?fr=sY2EwNzM0OTc0MjI

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.  

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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...

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Year 13 Leavers

As Year 13 enter their last week with us we continue to be amazed by their resilience and hard work. They have been a fantastic year group to work with over the...

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‘Pocket Rocket’ Ruby is already targeting a place on Team GB!

"Ruby Else-White has earned recognition as one of Europe's top boxing prospects, at just 14-years-old, and the 'Pocket Rocket' is already targeting a place on Team GB." We were delighted to see...

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Sixth Form Induction Day

According to the roadmap out of lockdown, from the 21st June restrictions will be lifted, therefore if we are able to, on Wednesday 30th June we will be holding an induction day...

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Year 11 Leavers

We have put together a range of Year 11 memorabilia that is now available to order! Year 11 Yearbook: A book filled with pictures, memories, quotes and awards from the past 5...

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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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