Aims and Ethos

Who we are

The Gryphon School is an outstanding Church of England school and academy in the Diocese of Salisbury. We are at the heart of the Sherborne community which is a centre of educational excellence.

The Gryphon admits students from age 11 to 19; our Sixth Form is one of the largest and most successful in the country. We attract students from a large rural catchment area across North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset.

We are proud to be one of the best schools in the country.

Our Mission

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)

We support and encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life.

 

What we value – The Gryphon ethos

  • Our students come first
  • Enjoyment, with hard work, and going the extra mile
  • Friendliness and strong sense of community
  • Support and care for everyone and each other
  • Integrity, manners and honesty
  • Inquisitiveness through a breadth of opportunities and experiences
  • An engaging, calm and purposeful learning environment
  • Leadership, aspiration and ambition
  • Pride, quality and excellence – the details matter

Our ethos is founded upon Christian values as a Church of England School in the Diocese of Salisbury. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.


 

 

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Plastic Free March

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Corona Virus – DfE Advice

The Department for Education has issued the following advice for parents and carers: The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The...

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Gryphon students get a taste of life at Hogwarts

Students at The Gryphon School were wowed last week as they took part in Bloomsbury’s annual Harry Potter Book Night. Staff laid on a variety of lessons based on the Harry Potter...

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SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION