The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“The whole Rock Challenge team are a credit to the school – a fantastic example of teamwork and commitment.”

“The Army's Ten Tors Challenge is the 'largest and most challenging event held nationally' - well done to all our students who took part!”

“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


Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter is now online to read here.

My Gryphon

“Congratulations to former Gryphon student Lawrence Wright who has graduated from Hull York Medical School with Honours.”


Drama production: ‘The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf’

On Tuesday 10th July, 50 students from Key Stage 3 performed in our production of ‘The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf’. The show followed the story of the 3 pigs suing...


Rwanda Trip

From 27th June to 7th July, 25 Sixth Formers and 3 members of staff ventured to Rwanda, ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, for an experience of a lifetime. Landing in Kigali...


Katie named Dorset Young Chef of the Year

Gryphon student Katie Prigg is celebrating after winning the Dorset Young Chef of the Year competition. Katie was picked as one of 6 finalists across Dorset after sending in her menu, recipe...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 9 Jul

It’s hot and England are in the World Cup Semi-Finals! ⚽️ 🏆☀️

On WEDNESDAY we will have a non-uniform day with a difference. You can choose to wear normal uniform or…
Your Gryphon white polo shirt or an England top, plus your Gryphon PE shorts/skorts or England shorts (holiday or beachwear is not acceptable). Footwear can be your trainers or normal school shoes.

We will use this day to evaluate whether we will have further days where there are variations to uniform. Do not be tempted to wear PE kit or other non-uniform items on Tuesday – it is due to be cooler on Tuesday so that will be a normal uniform day. We will check the predictions for temperature each day this week and update tutors for afternoon registrations.


Consultation by Dorset County Council on School Transport

Dorset County Council are currently consulting on the Home to School Transport Policy and the Post 16 Transport Policy for 2019/2020 with effect from Tuesday 19th June to Monday 16 July 2018. Details of the consultation...


CPRE Photography Competition

The Campaign to Protect Rural England – the CPRE- tries to do just what it says: Protect and enhance rural England – our countryside. The Sherborne & District Society is Dorset’s local...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 29 Jun

Our students had a busy day yesterday for our annual Business & Enterprise Day. Some of our Year 9 students baked cakes for people in the community they felt deserved a thank you – including the staff at Sherborne Fire Station!


Student campaigners head to Parliament

Students Emilie Bonnay and Sophie Broom have arrived back from their two-day trip to London, supporting and spreading the word about the Send My Friend to School Campaign.  They took an afternoon train up...


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.