For all the information you need about the admissions process please see our dedicated page here.



A full guide to our school uniform can be found here.


Special Educational Needs:

Please see our SEND page for more information about the full rage of support we provide.


School Transport:

Students in Years 7 – 11 within Catchment

Free transport is provided for pupils in Years 7-11 to attend their catchment or nearest appropriate school if they live between 2 miles (shortest walking) and 6 miles (shortest driven) distance from home to school.

The catchment area of The Gryphon includes Sherborne, Yetminster, Bradford Abbas, Bishop’s Caundle, Buckland Newton, Thornford, Trent and the surrounding Dorset area.

Dorset Council or Somerset County Council are responsible for providing school transport for these students. You can find further information and contact them on the details below.

Find out more information here.


Eating at School:

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, and caters for food allergies and intolerances.

Students can enjoy hot snacks at break time, and at lunch time there is a wide variety of meal options including hot meals, a pasta bar, and salad bar. Meal deals are available which include a main meal and a hot dessert. There is also a selection of freshly made baps, sandwiches and baguettes with a variety of fillings.

The Pod in the quad offers a range of snacks and food to go, offering an alternative to the Café area, and 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.

Students use their Wisepay accounts linked to their thumbprints to pay for food, which means faster queues and that they do not need to bring cash to school. Find out more about Wisepay here.


Supporting children’s mental health

Young Minds have a link that parents can access so they can find out how they can support their child's mental health during the pandemic. The link to this is: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/?utm_source=enewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=supporting_parents&utm_content=december20


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