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 19 Apr

If you completed our sports centre survey today can we ask you to complete it again – due to a technical mishap it didn’t ask for contact details, so if you would like to be entered into the prize draw please complete it again now this has been rectified – apologies!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Apr

We need your help!

The Sherborne Area School’s Trust has taken over the running of The Gryphon Sports Centre from West Dorset Council.
We would like your help in creating a facility which meets your needs. The questionnaire will take a maximum of 5 minutes.

Everyone who completes it will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.
The survey closes at midnight on Friday 27th April 2018.

Good luck and thank you!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 11 Apr

Madrid trip update: The flight is being delayed by over an hour, so please be aware that we will be late back – from Mr Miles

The Gryphon School - Facebook 21 Mar

Our latest newsletter is now online:

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Mar

Don’t miss Gryphon’s Got Talent next Wednesday at the Gryphon! Tickets are available on wisepay.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Mar

We will be open as normal today.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Mar

Despite the main roads being clear, the school site itself is too icy for it to be safe for us to open today. We expect to be open as usual tomorrow.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Mar

We will provide a further update on whether we will open by 7.15am once the school site has been assessed.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Mar

Update: As the roads are mostly clear in Sherborne we are planning to open as normal tomorrow morning. If the conditions deteriorate or the advice from travel companies changes then we will update our website and social media accordingly.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Mar

Looking at the forecast, we think a snow day is unlikely tomorrow. But we will make a decision by 4pm today and will post it on our website and social media ❄️

The Gryphon School - Facebook 8 Mar

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


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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The Gryphon School is CLOSED today due to icy conditions on site.