2018 Applications

Gryphon School: Sherborne

Application Timetable

Wednesday 8th November

Sixth Form Open Evening. Applications open.


Friday 15th December

Early deadline for scholarship students


Monday 15th January

Scholarship interview week

– Specialist interviews


Friday 19th January

Deadline for applications

  • via the Applications link on the Sixth Form page of the school’s website.  Please complete all sections thoroughly.
  • References focusing on academic potential and achievements will be requested for all students.



Week commencing 5th February                

Interview week – internal students Monday – Thursday

External applicants – interview day on Friday 9th February (whole day event)

NB – Interviews for some students may take place after half term, dependent upon availability



Week commencing 19th February

Interviews continue as necessary


Friday 9th March


A letter confirming the offer of a place at The Gryphon Sixth Form will be posted to successful candidates by this date. Students who have applied for a scholarship will also find out whether or not their application has been successful by this date.

Friday 27th April

One copy of the above offer letter must be signed and returned by this date if you wish to accept your place.


Thursday 28th June

Induction day: Students will be able to sample real lessons in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a range of activities led by our student leadership team. You will meet other new Sixth Form students, Tutors and the Pastoral Team.


Thursday 23rd August

GCSE Results day.  Details of Enrolment Day will follow.

For more details contact the Sixth Form office on 01935 811 055 or by emailing sixthform.support@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk


Sixth Form ProspectusDownload
The Gryphon School - Facebook 18 Jan

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

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

*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/

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Jan

Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm