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“We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students in September”

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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


Covid-19 Update

9th Sept 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, We have now been in contact with Public Health England regarding the confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. The student concerned was tested as part of...


Covid-19 Statement

Dear students/parents/carers We need to inform you that a Year 13 student has today tested positive for Covid-19. As students have only been at school for 2 days, and in this case...


Welcome back!

We were delighted to welcome all of our students back to school today.  The school is feeling busy and purposeful – everyone is ready to get back to routine.


Family Mental Health Bulletin

Please see our latest family bulletin below: Parental Bulletin 3


Induction Day for Years 7 & 12

Friday 4th September 2020 will be an Induction Day for Years 7 and 12 only. All other year groups will return on Monday 7th September. Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with...


Timings for the School Day

Please be aware that the timings of the school day will change from September, as we ensure social distancing between year groups. The new times are below: Arrive at school for 8.45am...


Celebrating our Year 11’s GCSE Grades

After the turmoil surrounding the awarding of exam grades this summer the staff, governors and students are celebrating another set of excellent exams grades.  34 students achieved straight 7s, 8s and 9s...


Gryphon Sixth Form Students Celebrate Excellent Results!

The Gryphon Sixth Form in Sherborne is celebrating after students received an excellent set of A level results today.  19 students received straight A and A* results and Gryphon students will now...


Results Days – Summer 2020

Exam results will be published on the following dates: A levels:       Thursday 13 August GCSE:          Thursday 20 August We will be open for students to...


Word of the Week

Well done to Ruby H and Evie F in Year 7 for using our words of the week consistently and enthusiastically this half term! Some of the words they have used include...


Summer Newsletter 2020: The Lockdown Edition

This has been a Summer term like no other! However we still have a vast amount to celebrate in this newsletter even though much of it has been undertaken “virtually"! Read all...


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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