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.


 

 

News

Year 11 write Christmas cards for Abbey View residents

Chaplain Yvonne has safely delivered the Christmas cards written by Year 11, to Bev the Activities Co-ordinator at Abbey View Care Home who will hand them out to residents this week!

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Our Autumn Newsletter is out now!

Our Autumn Newsletter is out now! With news about Duke of Edinburgh awards, rewilding our school grounds....and of course our production of Chicago!   https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/88225_gryphon_newsletter_issu?fr=sZDA5MzM0OTc0MjI

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A Christmas post from Year 11

Just like every other English Literature student, this Christmas, I am reading (and re-reading!) Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Most of you already know the story: three spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show...

SNOW CLOSURE - FRI 1ST FEBRUARY

 

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