The Gryphon School: Sherborne - Welcome to The Gryphon School

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

Director of Education, Salisbury Diocese

Sixth Form Subjects

“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 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


Sixth Formers Mexican night raises over £800 for charity!

On Friday night we hosted our first ever Sixth Form charity meal. Our students supervised by the amazing Mrs Elsworth cooked up a wonderful Mexican feast, and hosted 54 guests with a...


MFL Speaking Competition

On the 15th July we held our first Key Stage Three Modern Languages Speaking Competition. 32 students made it to the final round and took the stage to perform a speech, poem...


French students visit The Gryphon

On Wednesday we received a visit from a group of French students from the Sherborne Girls’ summer school. The French young people joined us for a couple of lessons and ran group...


Gryphon Sports Centre unveils new Fitness Suite

The Gryphon Sports Centre in Sherborne has unveiled its new Fitness Suite this week, with brand new app-enabled cardiovascular and resistance machines, a squat rack and free weights, as well as other...


Katie wins Dorset Junior Chef of the Year for the second year in a row!

Gryphon student Katie Prigg is celebrating after retaining her title as Dorset Junior Chef of the Year at this year’s competition. The competition, held at Bournemouth & Poole College, saw young chefs...


New Puffin Crossing on Bristol Road

We are delighted that work to construct the new Puffin Crossing on Bristol Road, Sherborne begins on Monday 29th July 2019. The construction and installation period is planned for 4 weeks so...


Save the Date: Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair

Our next Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair at the Gryphon School will be held on Wednesday 29rd January 2020,  1.20 – 3.30pm (for students only) followed by 4.30 - 7.00pm. From 4.30pm onwards all...


Mexican Themed Charity Dinner

Gryphon Sixth Form students are hosting a Mexican themed charity dinner for the public on Friday 19th July. Come and enjoy some delicious Mexican food, bring your own drink and enjoy some...


Year 8 trip to France

The Year 8 students had a wonderful time in Normandy earlier this month where they visited Le Mont Saint Michel, the Aquarium in St Malo, learned about the production and making of...


Focus On: Chaplaincy

One of the great things about being a Chaplain is that no two days or weeks are ever the same but within that fluidity is the regular rhythm of some constant features....


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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