The Gryphon celebrates Prize Giving at Sherborne Abbey

The Gryphon School’s prestigious annual Prize Giving ceremony took place on Saturday 16th September at Sherborne Abbey, celebrating the outstanding achievements of Year 11 and 13 students over the past year.  Over 100 students received awards on the day and were joined by parents, governors, staff and local community leaders.

Alan Power, Garden and Estate Manager at National Trust Stourhead gave an inspiring speech, encouraging students to follow their passions and do something they love. Alan moved from Ireland to England to study horticulture and arboriculture as he loved the outdoors and wanted to pursue his dream of working in this field. He said he now sometimes works up to seven days a week at Stourhead, but he enjoys it and it doesn’t seem like work when you’re doing something you are passionate about.

Headteacher Nicki Edwards said “Congratulations to all the students who received awards today, they should be extremely proud, as we are, of all their achievements. It is a special occasion, and having the ceremony at Sherborne Abbey provides a unique and majestic setting for which we are very grateful”.

Students received a range of prizes including Subject Awards, Head of Year Awards and Special Awards.  This year also saw twenty students receive their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards and The Gryphon’s first student receive his Gold Award, which went to Tom Blake.

Special mention should go to:

Year 11

Highest Academic Achievement at GCSE:

Ella Smith

Dora Solloway

Contribution to School Life Award:

Edwards Walters

Annalise Sargent


Year 13:

Highest Academic Achievement at A Level:

Joseph Bishop

Matthew Bowditch

Millie Kelman-Johns

Matthew Suri

Contribution to School Life Awards:

The Lord Digby’s School Award – Rochelle Roberts

The Foster’s School Award – Gabriel Macey

Award winners with Guest Speaker Alan Power (front centre)


Headteacher Nicki Edwards, Alan Power and Steve Hillier, Executive Head

Duke of Edinburgh Award winners

Highest Academic Achievement at A Level

Highest Academic Achievement at GCSE

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– Teacher of Economics
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– Head of Computer Science
– Head of Digital Learning (Maternity Cover)
– Teacher of Computing (Maternity Cover)
– Library Assistant (part-time)

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Join us for our annual PTA quiz – a fun night out featuring:

Ploughman’s Platter
Licensed Bar

Tickets £5 per person in advance £6 on the door
Buy your tickets early as we sell out every year!

If you are not part of a team, please return your reply slip to
reception and we will help to join individuals together to form teams of 8.

Due to licencing laws all drinks must be purchased on the premises.

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Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

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