Sixth Form

Gryphon School: Sherborne

The Gryphon Sixth Form is a large, successful and vibrant community of around 450 students, many of whom are welcomed from neighbouring state and independent schools across North and West Dorset and South Somerset.

Our Sixth Formers aim high and our ability to empower them to achieve is embedded in our ethos. We offer our students a highly caring and supportive community which generates our exceptional examination results and bright futures.

Our Outstanding (Ofsted) Sixth Form offers a wide variety of courses and subject options, enabling students to pursue their passions, interests and career aspirations. The enthusiasm, innovation and commitment of our teaching and pastoral staff helps to challenge and support every individual so that students are empowered to learn.

Students enjoy more freedom through which we develop the important life skills of time management, research and planning that will allow them to be successful in their immediate and long term futures. To help them, all students have a Personal Tutor to offer guidance and support throughout their studies, along with additional help from their Head of Year, Head of Sixth Form and friendly subject staff.

We want everyone to feel engaged and excited by learning; confident, happy, secure and valued as a member of our Sixth Form Community.

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Sixth Formers Mexican night raises over £800 for charity!

On Friday night we hosted our first ever Sixth Form charity meal. Our students supervised by the amazing Mrs Elsworth cooked up a wonderful Mexican feast, and hosted 54 guests with a...


Mexican Themed Charity Dinner

Gryphon Sixth Form students are hosting a Mexican themed charity dinner for the public on Friday 19th July. Come and enjoy some delicious Mexican food, bring your own drink and enjoy some...


Adam comes 1st in Falmouth open-water swim!

Congratulations to Adam H in Year 12 who completed his first open water swim at the weekend. The one mile swim in Falmouth was between the castles across the mouth of the...


Getting your son/daughter into Oxbridge and Russell Group universities

With the removal of AS levels, what students do in their GCSEs and extra-curricular life is going to be increasingly important in determining who is successful in getting a place at these...


Year 12 Information Evening

Year 12 Information Evening, from 6-7pm on Thursday 9th May It covers information sessions on: UCAS and unifrog Revision EPQ Pathways, Enrichment and Study periods (use of) Oxbridge Apprenticeships and work experience...


Sixth Form Open Evening

Learn all about the high quality courses on offer, extra-curricular opportunities, and speak to our subject specialists. Thursday 8th November, 5.30-7.30pm


Former student Charlie Rex visits Gryphon Sixth Form

A big thank you to former student Second Lieutenant Charlie Rex for coming in to visit us yesterday and talking to our Sixth Formers. Charlie graduated top of his Officer Training class...

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Mar

Good luck to our Sixth Formers competing in the Durham School’s Debating Competition this weekend! Its’s the world’s biggest residential competition 🎤

My Gryphon

“I decided to do an apprenticeship because I had a passion for learning and working in the engineering and aerospace industry”

Anna Gawler


Sixth Form – Important deadline for Applications for Bus Passes

IMPORTANT DEADLINES : APPLICATIONS FOR BUS PASSES – Academic year 2018-19 This is applicable to both CURRENT YEAR 12 students (who will need to reapply for a bus pass) and PROSPECTIVE Year...


Gryphon Rock Challenge wins in Bournemouth!

Gryphon students are celebrating after winning first place in the Rock Challenge competition held in Bournemouth last week.  Hundreds of pupils from across Somerset and Dorset showed off their choreography skills at...