The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“The whole Rock Challenge team are a credit to the school – a fantastic example of teamwork and commitment.”

“The Army's Ten Tors Challenge is the 'largest and most challenging event held nationally' - well done to all our students who took part!”

“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 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

“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


Admissions Policy Consultation

Consultation on the SAST Admissions Policy 2019/20 26th November 2018 to 7th January 2019   Dear Parents, Carers and Stakeholders, Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust is the admissions authority for all schools within...


Henry is appointed HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for Dorset

Student Henry Slocombe has been appointed HM Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet for Dorset, and received the award at Kingston Maurward College recently. His citation from the Army Cadet Force states: "Cadet Serjeant Henry Slocombe's...


TEDxSherborne needs you!

By now, you’ve probably heard about TEDxSherborne, which is taking place on 9th May 2019. Many of our young people are already fans of, and have been inspired, intrigued, fascinated or...


Sixth Form Open Evening

Learn all about the high quality courses on offer, extra-curricular opportunities, and speak to our subject specialists. Thursday 8th November, 5.30-7.30pm

The Gryphon School - Twitter 5 Nov

Free Parent Workshop on Self Harm – run by parents.

13th November, 7.00-8.30pm, at Something Else Fishy in Milborne Port



New Gryphon memorial remembers Foster’s students lost in WWI

The Gryphon School unveiled a new memorial this week – the Silent Soldier figure is now standing proudly outside the front of the school to mark 100 years since the end of...


Authors visit The Gryphon as part of Sherborne Literary Festival

October saw two visiting authors come to The Gryphon as part of this year’s Sherborne Literary Festival.  The Schools Programme is funded by the festival and helps bring students face to face...


Bea’s Pistol Success!

Well done to Gryphon student Bea who competed at the South West Schools Pistol Championships last week. There were over 50 competitors in her age group and she made it through to...


Katie is highly commended at SW Young Chef of the Year

Congratulations to Katie who competed in the final of South West Young Chef of the Year at the weekend. She did brilliantly and was highly commended on her food and skills. Katie...


Former student Charlie Rex visits Gryphon Sixth Form

A big thank you to former student Second Lieutenant Charlie Rex for coming in to visit us yesterday and talking to our Sixth Formers. Charlie graduated top of his Officer Training class...


Grease – tickets now on sale!

Tickets for our school production of Grease are now on sale! They can be purchased from Conference Reception or the Tourist Information Centre in Sherborne - be quick as they will sell...


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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Thursday 8th November, 5.30-7.30pm