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

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 May

Our Design Technician George has been busy upcycling an old palette into a blackboard for the garden at Little Gryphons Nursery School

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 May

Well done to Portia and her horse, Tommy, who represented The Gryphon at the National Schools Equestrian Association One Day Event At Moreton Equestrian Centre over the weekend. They came 7th overall and have qualified for the NSEA championships in October!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 15 May

Good luck to all our Year 11 and Year 13 students whose exams started today!


Gryphon students complete epic Ten Tors Challenge

Students from The Gryphon School have once again completed the epic Ten Tors Challenge run by the Army on Dartmoor this weekend.  The school entered a record 5 teams into the challenge,...


Founder’s Day Service at Sherborne Abbey

Saturday 12th May saw former students from Lord Digby's School and Foster's School attend the Founder's Day Service at Sherborne Abbey.  They were also celebrating the Centenary of Lord Digby's School Old...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 14 May

Need some help and advice on managing your child’s behaviour in a calm and positive way? Attending a parenting skills and strategy session could help. Here’s a list of sessions happening in May. There’s no need to book if you would like to go to a session, simply turn up to the venue.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 14 May

Year 10 Textile students made these fab paper manipulation dresses in just 1 lesson today, exploring shape and structures.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 14 May

We were delighted to receive this certificate from The Incorporated Society of Musicians, placing us in the top 187 schools in England for GCSE Music!


Gryphon success at the Rotary Young Writers Competition

Gryphon students from Year 10 have tasted success in this year’s Rotary Young Writer competition, writing on the theme ‘A Different Perspective’. Competing in the senior class division against other local schools,...


Students deliver stunning Rock Challenge performance!

After winning first place at the Rock Challenge regional competition in Bournemouth in February, one hundred Gryphon students headed to the Southern Open Finals this week to compete again with their captivating...

The Gryphon School - Twitter 1 May

Great to see student Amy in this month’s @sherbornetimes #Sherborne #sportingsuccess


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.