Dorset County Council provides free transport for students in Years 7 – 11 to attend their catchment or nearest appropriate school and they live more than 3 miles shortest available walking distance from home to The Gryphon School. This is run by the School Passenger Transport Department which organises the routes and contract buses. It is possible for other students to apply for a spare seat on a contract bus operated by Dorset School Passenger Transport. There is an annual charge for spare/unallocated seats.
Contact: Dorset School Passenger Service on 01305 224537. See also www.dorsetforyou.com where policies and application forms can be downloaded.
Information about disruption to school transport can be found by visiting the Dorset County Council website: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-transport/school-transport-updates
For Dorset School Buses to Sherborne – daily information click here
Somerset County Council funds the cost of school transport for some students who live in areas of the county where The Gryphon School is their nearest secondary school. More information can be found at http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/school-transport/apply-for-school-transport/
From Sept 2016 the majority of students in Years 7-11 who live in the Milborne Port Area and receive free school transport provided by Somerset County Council (SCC) will no longer travel on Gryphon buses as SCC will be providing their own buses. More information will be sent out by SCC over the next few weeks and bus passes will be available for collection at school during September. If you need any further information please contact the school Bursary on 01935 811073 as we have details of which children will be travelling on the new SCC routes.
Students who live in Dorset – Contact Dorset County Council School Transport Team on 01305 224537.
Application forms for the 2017/18 academic year will be available on the school website from Monday 5th June 2017. Priority for seats will be given to Sixth Form students until Monday 19th June 2017, after which places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Application forms should be downloaded from WisePay and returned to the Bursary by email email@example.com or by post. Deposits should be paid via WisePay – if you require a reminder of your WisePay login please contact the bursary by telephoning 01935 811073 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org New Year 12 students will find WisePay information and logins in the induction pack.
Application forms for the 2017/18 academic year will be available on the school website from Tuesday 20th June 2017.
Priority for seats will be given to Sixth Form students until Monday 19th June 2017, after which places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Application forms should be downloaded from WisePay and returned to the Bursary by email email@example.com or by post. Deposits should be paid via WisePay – if you require a reminder of your WisePay login please contact the bursary by telephoning 01935 811073 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Students joining Year 7 will find WisePay information and logins in their induction pack.
Years 7-11 Bus InformationDownload Bus Information for Sixth Form 2017-18Download
Answer: Go to reception and ask if you can contact your parents.
Some availability for student car and motorbike parking, with a permit, exists on site. Parents who bring their children to and collect them from school by car must stop in the allocated drop off bays.
The school has bike racks for security, although students will need to bring their own lock.
The school has its own designated crossing patrol and students should choose this route when walking to school.
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/