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  • Gemma Doyle

A New Chapter - renaming Gryphon School

In February this year Gryphon School, a specialist therapeutic school for children and young people aged between 6 and 17 years old, became part of the Cavendish Education Group.

An exciting renovation programme has started at the school in order to deliver specialist

teaching facilities, purpose-built spacious classrooms with enhanced access to technology, a

broader range of specialist therapeutic areas, and a welcoming and open environment for


Phase one of the project is already underway, and will be ready for the students’ return in

September. This phase will deliver specialist Science and Food Technology teaching

facilities for the first time in the school’s history, a Library space, an Occupational Therapy

room, an improved Reception area and extended class bases.

In addition, the school will introduce a broader range of academic courses and will add

GCSE qualifications to its curriculum to complement the vocational, life skills and arts-based

qualifications already on offer. The school day will be extended for all learners and there will

be a renewed focus on creating ambitious outcomes for all.

Executive Principal Ian Thorsteinsson said, “The School has supported and worked with a

number of young people in the local area and staff wish to use this shared history as a

launchpad for a brighter future - building on everything that has previously been achieved

and adding expertise and broad experience to maximise the outcomes of the current

students, and those who may join them in the future.

"To mark this new chapter, and to celebrate the history of the magnificent building and school site that we occupy, we have taken the decision to rename the school ‘Quorn Hall School’ with effect from September 2020.”

Quorn Hall School will be fully integrated within, and supported, by the Cavendish Education Group. This will enable students and staff to benefit from shared expertise, ideas, practice and resources. It is hoped that the rebrand of the school will also help to build closer links with the local community, employers and community groups.