FAQs

Admissions

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

 

Uniform:

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 team providing a range of reasonably priced hot and cold food. As a ‘Healthy School’, the range includes lots of healthy options, and caters for food allergies and intolerances.

Students can enjoy hot snacks at  lunch time as well as a selection of freshly made baps, sandwiches and baguettes with a variety of fillings.

Each year group accesses their food at an individual Pod to reduce queuing times and support covid precautions. 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.

News

Henrietta wins National Young Farmers Junior Member of the Year Competition

Huge Congratulations to Henrietta in Year 12 for winning the National Young Farmers Junior Member of the Year Competition at the national competition finals in Stafford last weekend. To qualify to compete...

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Summer Newsletter out now!

Please see our Summer 2022 newsletter below: https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/90545_summer_newsletter_gr_hr?fr=sZDI2NzUwODgxODE

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Hot Weather

In response to the predicted national heatwave, students will be permitted to wear shorts to school on Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July in combination with the normal white Gryphon polo...

SNOW CLOSURE - FRI 1ST FEBRUARY

 

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