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


Jason Lewis, Explorer – Tickets available now

The Gryphon School in conjunction with Sherborne Literary Society, is delighted to be welcoming explorer Jason Lewis to speak on February 4th. Jason Lewis is an English award-winning author, explorer and sustainability campaigner credited with...


Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair 2020

Future careers and opportunities are developing in new and exciting areas. Developments in technology and in the labour market mean that increasing numbers of jobs require specific education and training. Both Science,...


The Gryphon Quiz Night

Are You Smarter than a Y11 Student? Join us for The Gryphon Quiz Night! A fundraiser for our Year 11 Leaver’s Ball 2020  


Sherborne Times – How local schools are collaborating to rewild their sites

We are delighted to be featured in this month’s Sherborne Times – talking about our environmental work with Operation Future Hope. The Gryphon School and St Andrew’s CE Primary School have been...


Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all of our community a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.  We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday January 6th...


Admissions Consultation

Dear Parents, Carers and Stakeholders, Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust is the admissions authority for all schools within the Trust.  Under section 1.42 of the Schools Admission Code 2014, SAST schools are obliged...


Carol Service at Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey played host to The Gryphon School’s annual Carol Service on Tuesday night. Led by the school chaplain, Reverend Diane Tregale, the service featured readings by students and staff, as well...


Gryphon’s Got Talent

Last week saw the very exciting 'Gryphon's Got Talent' event, take place at school. The packed audience were treated to a range of amazing performances, with Jack C in Year 9 being...


Our Autumn Newsletter is out now!

Our Autumn Newsletter is now online, featuring articles about Prize Giving at Sherborne Abbey and Year 7's at Carey Camp, as well as all the other exciting trips, events anad achievements that have...


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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