The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

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

“The breadth and enthusiasm for sport and the arts make The Gryphon an all-encompassing school.”

The Good Schools Guide 2016

“The welcoming, friendly and supportive atmosphere enables everyone to thrive.”

Director of Education, Salisbury Diocese

Sixth Form Subjects

“We were especially pleased with the individual achievements of so many of our students.”

Nicki Edwards, Headteacher

“The school's promotion of students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent”

Ofsted 2014

“Most teaching is good or outstanding”

Ofsted 2014

“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


Future Chef Competition

Students have been competing to represent The Gryphon in the Future Chef cooking competition. Following preliminary rounds, three students made it to the school final – Emily Mitchell, Will Oswald and Ruby...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Nov

Sixth Form applications are open and we’ve made it even easier this year so you can save your application as you go along!

And to find out the latest news from Sixth Form why not follow us on Instagram

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Nov

Don’t miss the Leweston Fashion Show on Fri 8th December – it promises to be a great event and is a joint project between Leweston, The Gryphon and Sherborne Girls School. This is a fundraising event for the Asha Project in India which we have supported for a number of years.

The Gryphon School - Twitter 15 Nov

Former student Dan is leading this innovative event to tackle the stigma of mental health: #alumni


Igniting a passion for politics!

The Gryphon School saw lively political debate this week, as it hosted a ‘Youth in Politics’ debate.  The main political parties shared a platform to answer questions from students, and were joined...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 5 Nov

The Gryphon had two teams and one individual representing the school in the National Schools Equestrian Association Eventer’s Challenge at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre today. Taking part from years 8-13 were: Heidi S, Eve S, Portia A, Connor M and Alice P. Well done to all involved!🏇


The Gryphon Sports Centre is in new hands!

The Gryphon School formally took over the Gryphon Sports Centre from West Dorset District Council this week. The existing Joint Use Agreement between West Dorset District Council and the school was due...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 1 Nov

We are excited to be holding a Youth in Politics debate this afternoon with candidates from all the main parties answering questions from students – it’s set to be an exciting event!

My Gryphon

“Jess looks back very fondly of her time in The Gryphon School Sixth form; it helped her to achieve her dream of becoming a dentist through the academic support and guidance as well as the extra curricular activities .”

Jessica Scott


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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Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm