Gryphon School LRC

The Gryphon prepares students for the wider world, whether it’s by working on industry spec iMacs, making music in our recording studio or competing on our playing field.

Whatever a child’s interest, we nurture it.  We have our own science labs, sports pitches, drama studios, music rooms, gym, and an outstanding Learning Resources Centre.

The Learning Resources Centre

The LRC at The Gryphon provides students with access to over 15,000 resources including books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and an online library catalogue database. The LRC is always open at during break times as well as before and after school.

Gryphon School LRC

We have two dedicated librarians on hand to assist students, there are scanners and photocopiers, secure lockers to store and charge devices, and our Careers Centre is located on the middle level.

Science & Technology

The Gryphon has fully equipped science labs, and ICT rooms with over 650 computers, including industry spec iMacs.  We have WiFi throughout the school and use virtual and remote learning with students.  Our technology labs have 3D and laser printers, and we also have a suite of Food Technology kitchens.

Gryphon School LRC

Sports Facilities

The Gryphon prides itself on its successful sports teams and excellent sports facilities. The Leisure Centre provides access to a well- equipped gym, sports hall, squash courts, a dance studio and indoor courts, all available for students to use; with outside space providing tennis and netball courts, football, rugby and cricket pitches.

Gryphon School Hockey Pitch

The Arts

We have high quality photography, art, drama and recording studios, as well as digital SLR cameras for students to use.  We have our own ceramics and kiln room, as well as our Design Technology workshops.

Gryphon School Music

Catering Facilities

The Café @ Gryphon is a recently refurbished space, providing a wide range of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day. As a ‘Healthy School’, the range includes lots of healthy options, including a well-stocked salad bar and hot meals prepared and cooked on the premises.

For students who wish to take a catering qualification, the Gryphon provides access to its own onsite ‘Bistro’. This allows students to gain valuable practical experience in preparing and cooking food for paying customers.

Gryphon School food prep

Communal Facilities

The Gryphon is situated on a lovely green campus that provides plenty of outside space for studying and socialising. Built around two ‘quads’, there are tables and benches which provide excellent spaces for studying and chatting during break times. The Sixth Form also have access to a dedicated common room equipped with study space, a more social area and laptop benches.

Gryphon School Common Room


Wisepay is the schools’s secure online payment system, an easy way to pay for trips, transport, tickets or add credit to a child’s dinner money account.  Students can make purchases from the café using their thumbprint, which is biometrically scanned and linked to their account.  This helps parents see what their child is buying, stops cash being brought into school, and reduces frustrating queues.

Wisepay Login


Future Chef Competition

Students have been competing to represent The Gryphon in the Future Chef cooking competition. Following preliminary rounds, three students made it to the school final – Emily Mitchell, Will Oswald and Ruby...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Nov

Sixth Form applications are open and we’ve made it even easier this year so you can save your application as you go along!

And to find out the latest news from Sixth Form why not follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/gryphonsixthform

The Gryphon School - Facebook 20 Nov

Don’t miss the Leweston Fashion Show on Fri 8th December – it promises to be a great event and is a joint project between Leweston, The Gryphon and Sherborne Girls School. This is a fundraising event for the Asha Project in India which we have supported for a number of years.

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm