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

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