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Delivering educational excellence through aspiration and collaboration

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SAST is a multi-academy trust of 17 schools across North and West Dorset and South Somerset

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"The more you learn, the more you know, the more you learn"

We are proud to be at the heart of our local communities.

We promote the personal development of every child and a love of lifelong learning for our students and staff

Welcome to the Sherborne Area
Schools' Trust

We are a special collaboration of high performing primary and secondary schools, seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our communities across Dorset and Somerset.

The SAST Vision:

Delivering educational excellence through aspiration and collaboration


Read our latest SAST Newsletter

Click below to read our latest SAST newsletter, featuring developments and good news stories from across the trust.


St Andrew’s Primary School in Yetminster, delighted to receive ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Following a visit from Ofsted in September, staff at St Andrew’s CE Primary School are celebrating after being rated as ‘Good’ across all areas, with Ofsted saying ‘pupils are at the centre...


Fontmell Magna goes yellow for Mental Health and Wellbeing

The village of Fontmell Magna turned yellow on Thursday 7th October as part of Mental Health Week. The #HelloYellow campaign by the charity Young Minds, saw pupils from St Andrew's CE Primary...


Hear BBC Radio Solent’s report from our Future Classroom

Ahead of Dorset Council's Festival of the Future, we were excited to welcome BBC Radio Solent reporter Laurence Herdman and invite him inside our Future Classroom:   Steve Harris - The Future...


Dorset Council’s #FestivaloftheFuture Live from Shaftesbury School

Tuesday 5th October What does a classroom of the future look like? Join us as we see a classroom of the future in action in Shaftesbury. Augmented and virtual reality are the...


SAST Teachers running the London Marathon

Rachel Sammons, a teacher at Shaftesbury School, is running the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October. Rachel is raising money for The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, which protects the most vulnerable in our community...


Headteacher Jane swims the English Channel

After having to delay their challenge in the summer holiday, the Soggy Bottoms finally got the call to swim the English Channel at the weekend, and Jane Whitehouse-Sharpe (Headteacher of Shillingstone Primary...


Hackathon for Youth – Shaftesbury students compete at the global level!

On Saturday 11th September Bella, Esme and Henry who are Year 11 students at Shaftesbury School took part in a global STEM competition looking at the science behind learning and how we can improve...


King Arthur’s School celebrates outstanding GCSE achievements

King Arthur’s School are thrilled to announce some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSE examinations and other qualifications this year. Alexia Negreci was thrilled with her results, achieving 7 x...


GCSE Celebrations at The Gryphon

Students at The Gryphon School in Sherborne are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE and BTEC results. All of the students worked incredibly hard and this has been reflected in the grades...


Well done to Year 11 students at Shaftesbury School

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students in what has been a challenging and unexpected year. We are delighted with the resilience, fortitude and perseverance that they have displayed during what have...

Our Schools

Primary Schools

Buckland Newton CE Primary School

Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
01300 345393

Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School

Sherborne DT9 4NL
01963 220345

Motcombe CE Primary School

Church Road, Motcombe, SP7 9NT
01747 852018

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 0RF
01258 860530

Shaftesbury CE Primary School

Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PZ
01747 852901

Sherborne Abbey CE Primary School

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ
01935 812318

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ
01935 812619

Shillingstone CE Primary School

Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0TX
01258 860446

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

West Street, Fontmell Magna, SP7 0PF
01747 811500

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

Stonyacres, Yetminster DT9 6LS
01935 8724302

St Mary’s CE Primary School

Mill Lane, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, DT9 6RH
01935 476515

St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446

Thornford CE Primary School

Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, DT9 6QY
01935 872706

Secondary Schools

The Gryphon School

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 813122

Harbour Vale School

Simons Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4DN
01935 814582

King Arthur’s School

West Hill, Wincanton BA9 9BX
01963 32368

Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER
01747 854498


Little Adventurers

Buckland Newton Primary School, Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY

Shooting Stars Nursery

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446