The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“Applications for Sixth Form in September 2018 are now open!”

“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

The Gryphon School - Facebook 7 Mar

A big thank you to former student Anna for coming in to talk to students about apprenticeships and her chosen career path.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 8 Mar

As always the Gryphon staff have gone all out for (rescheduled) World Book Day!📚

The Gryphon School - Twitter 8 Mar

As always the Gryphon staff have gone all out for (rescheduled) World Book Day! #WorldBookDay #Sherborne 📚

The Gryphon School - Twitter 6 Mar

Are you interested in training to become a secondary school teacher? The North Dorset Partnership is holding a Trai…

My Gryphon

“I decided to do an apprenticeship because I had a passion for learning and working in the engineering and aerospace industry”

Anna Gawler

The Gryphon School - Facebook 6 Mar

Are you interested in training to be a secondary school teacher? The North Dorset Partnership is holding a Train to Teach Open Evening on Weds 14th March at Gillingham School.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 4 Mar

We hope you enjoyed the snow – we will be open as usual again tomorrow!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 27 Feb

For all parents and carers of children and young people with an additional need or disability, the Dorset Parent-Carer Council Big Information Event is being held on Monday 19th March (10am-2pm) at Kingston Maurward College. With over 50 stallholders this is the biggest and best free information event in Dorset. For more information visit their website here:


Sixth Form – Important deadline for Applications for Bus Passes

IMPORTANT DEADLINES : APPLICATIONS FOR BUS PASSES – Academic year 2018-19 This is applicable to both CURRENT YEAR 12 students (who will need to reapply for a bus pass) and PROSPECTIVE Year...


Parenting Skills & Strategy Sessions

Need some help and advice on managing your child’s behaviour in a calm and positive way? Dorset County Council are running Parenting Skills & Strategy Sessions at a number of locations across...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Feb

We’re hiring! Our latest vacancies include:
– Teacher of Economics
– Teacher of Psychology
– Head of Computer Science
– Head of Digital Learning (Maternity Cover)
– Teacher of Computing (Maternity Cover)
– Library Assistant (part-time)

Find out more:


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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