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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


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...


The last ever Gryphon Watch podcast!

We hope you've enjoyed all the podcasts that Miss Wilshire and Mrs Wilshire have put together over the last 17 weeks (with lots of contributions from students, teachers and staff)! This is...


The final ‘Bright & Breezy Bulletin’

Here is the last 'Bright & Breezy Bulletin' from Miss Bull. Breezy bulletin #14


Virtual Art & Creative Design Exhibition

At the end of the summer term we normally hold an Art & Design Exhibition showcasing the fantastic work produced by students throughout the year. This year we are bringing it online,...


One Big Prom

We hope you all enjoyed seeing our virtual Prom on BBC's The One Show last week! We would have loved to be able to give our Year 11's a real prom but...


Family Mental Health Bulletin

Please find our latest Family Mental Health Bulletin below: Parental Bulletin


The Bright & Breezy Bulletin

Miss Bull's latest Bright & Breezy Bulletin is out now! Breezy bulletin #13


The Penultimate Gryphon Watch!

It's the penultimate episode of Gryphon Watch this week! If you would like to send in a shout out, or get in touch before the final episode please email or 


One Big Prom!

Tune in to The One Show on Thurs 2nd July at 7pm on BBC1 to see our Year 11 Prom on national TV!


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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