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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


Year 11 write Christmas cards for Abbey View residents

Chaplain Yvonne has safely delivered the Christmas cards written by Year 11, to Bev the Activities Co-ordinator at Abbey View Care Home who will hand them out to residents this week!


Our Autumn Newsletter is out now!

Our Autumn Newsletter is out now! With news about Duke of Edinburgh awards, rewilding our school grounds....and of course our production of Chicago!


A Christmas post from Year 11

Just like every other English Literature student, this Christmas, I am reading (and re-reading!) Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Most of you already know the story: three spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show...


The Gryphon presents ‘Chicago’!

The Gryphon School is bringing the chaos of Chicago in the roaring twenties to Sherborne this December. With a talented cast, be prepared to be blown away and transported into an era...


Former Gryphon student Muste is campaigning for safe routes for child refugees

We were delighted to recently hear from Muste, one of our former students, who has been campaigning for safe passage for child refugees - as he was a child refugee himself. He...


Old Fosterians’ Remembrance Service

We were delighted to be able to welcome back representatives of the Old Fosterians’ Association for our annual Remembrance Service this year. The address was given by Commander Ben McGreal, RN, on...


Vote for Aimee in the British Canoeing Rising Star Awards!

Gryphon Sixth Former, Aimee Collins has been nominated for a British Canoeing Rising Star Award and you can vote for her now! Year 12 student Aimee is a canoe slalom athlete and...


Sixth Form Open Evening

  Please book a set time to attend the Sixth form open evening presentation on the 3rd November. Only book one session per student so that we can space you out...


Year 6 Open Evening

Join us on Tuesday 5th October for our Year 6 Open Evening.   You will have the chance to hear from our Headteacher, meet our staff, have a tour of the school...


Back to School Covid Testing Timetable

  Please see below for testing times on Thursday and Friday, by tutor group:   Testing Thursday 2nd September 09.50   13MFW   13LM 10.05    13NW      13LC 10.20    13PRB     13AMO...


GCSE Celebrations at The Gryphon

Students at The Gryphon School in Sherborne are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE and BTEC results. All of the students worked incredibly hard and this has been reflected in the grades...


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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