Establishment The Gryphon School

URN: 138471

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Address
Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ
Local authority
Dorset (838)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Nicki Edwards
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 138471, DfE number: 838/4512
UKPRN: 10038102
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01935813122
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 15 November 2017)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese
Diocese of Salisbury
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1571
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 August 2012
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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14.9%
Date last changed / confirmed
20 September 2022
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Joanna Mears Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2017 10 October 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Neil Grenyer Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 20 May 2018 19 May 2026
Julie Philpin Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 March 2022 5 March 2026
Dave Oxford Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 November 2021 15 November 2025
Natalie Adams Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12 October 2017 11 October 2025
Ben Jones Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2017 10 October 2025
Tom Crassweller Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 June 2017 31 May 2025
Fiona Hartley Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2019 25 September 2023
Yvonne Bright Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 July 2019 23 July 2023
Caroline Polley Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 18 July 2019 17 July 2023
Nicki Edwards Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 June 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Vivien Patterson Local governor Appointed by GB/board 26 September 2019 11 November 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
District
Dorset
Ward
Sherborne East
Parliamentary constituency
West Dorset
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
X999999
Easting
363910
Northing
117845
Middle super output area (MSOA)
West Dorset 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
West Dorset 001B
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.