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

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

“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


Focus On: Maths

This week in the Mathematics department we have held the Primary Chess Tournament. Mr Unwin has been leading the way with his Year 7 helpers from Chess Club. We have welcomed 9...


Community and Business act together for Safer Roads

Sherborne Area Roadsafe Campaign: Choosing first winning designs   A local road safety campaign is raising awareness of road safety near busy schools in Sherborne and the surrounding villages. Sherborne Area Roadsafe...


School Uniform Reminder

A reminder that from September standard trousers and skirts from Banner will be compulsory - please take this into account if you are purchasing any replacements throughout this year. For full details...


The Gryphon hosts magical Harry Potter night!

Students were wowed last night when The Gryphon School transformed into Hogwarts for it’s annual Harry Potter night. The event which is coordinated by Bloomsbury was popular as ever, with 40 students...


Focus On: Drama

We are introducing 'Focus Fridays' which will give people an insight into our departments here at The Gryphon. Kicking it off, we have our wonderful Drama team! Here's what their students have...


Ofsted Re-Visit of Dorset County Council SEND Services, 11 – 13 February 2019

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be conducting a revisit of services for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities from 11 – 13 February 2019. Inspectors will...


Year 11 Netball Team are champions 5 years in a row!

Congratulations to our Year 11 Netball Team - last night they became Yeovil & District Champions for the 5th time! They have won this competition every year since Year 7 which is...


Head of Year 8 Laura Bucke, and teacher Chris Gilson took two student representatives from the Year 8 Student Council down to Sainsbury’s this morning. Together they spent the money the Year...


Four Gryphon students offered places at Oxford

Four Gryphon students are celebrating after being offered places at Oxford University. Lucy Wilson has been offered a place to study History at Jesus College, and Ella Smith will read Medicine at...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 8 Jan

Congratulations to former Gryphon student Ben Hardy who along with the rest of the cast of Bohemian Rhapsody, picked up the Golden Globe for Best Film Drama on Sunday night!


Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair

Future careers and opportunities are developing in new and exciting areas.  Changes in technology and in the labour market mean that increasing numbers of jobs require specific education and training. This Careers...


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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