The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

“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


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!


Dorset Police Domestic Abuse Campaign

Please see the poster below from Dorset Police:


Gryphon Watch

There's only 3 weeks left of term - here's our latest podcast to bring a smile to your face!


Bright & Breezy Bulletin #12

Miss Bull's latest bulletin is out now to help you through the week! Breezy bulletin #12


I Live in Dorset

From Dorset Council: We are asking children and young people for their views to help shape the future of Dorset. What would make Dorset the best place in the world to grow...


Mrs McGreal’s article published in TES

We're very proud to see Mrs McGreal's article appear in the TES, talking about the difference nurture groups can make in secondary education! You can read the article below: TES article  


Gryphon Watch- Episode 25

Kick off your week with 40 mins of facts, fun and positivity! This week's podcast is out now!


Bright & Breezy Bulletin

The latest Bright & Breezy Bulletin is available now: Breezy bulletin #11


Family Mental Health Bulletin

These fortnightly bulletins will offer support and ideas during this time of uncertainty. Young people and families are facing a number of challenges and may need additional support; we aim to offer...


Fantastic student work in Textiles

The Textiles Department have compiled photos of all the fantastic work students have been creating at home:


Lily’s Cycle Challenge to raise money for Chester Zoo

Lily Y in Year 7 is riding  10k a day on her bike for ten days. This is to raise money for Chester zoo to avoid its closure. It costs the zoo  £50,000...


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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