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The Gryphon School (Academy; also part of SAST)

After Sherborne Primary School

The children pass to a single secondary school serving the Sherborne area, the Gryphon School. Close links exist between Sherborne Primary and receiving secondary schools to ensure continuity of the curriculum and to help facilitate a smooth transition. The children are visited by secondary staff in school during their last term and an induction day is organised for them in addition to the usual meetings for parents. Parents are notified about the transfer procedures early in a child’s final primary year.

The Gryphon is a wonderful school and has a special atmosphere and feel. They are significantly oversubscribed every year. The large Sixth Form, with over 420 students, attracts students from around North and West Dorset, as well as South Somerset.

The Gryphon School was established in 1992 as a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School in 21st century purpose-built facilities in beautiful rural surroundings. In 2003 the school was granted Specialist School status for Business and Enterprise which complements an outstanding curriculum with an enormous range of courses and opportunities. The sporting facilities are excellent and School teams have great success as District and County champions as well as national achievements. The Gryphon Sixth Form has a large Common Room and a dedicated study space. There is WiFi access across the site for the students and they have a Café@Gryphon, including a new and improved restaurant.