SAST – Sherborne Area Schools' Trust - Sherborne Area Schools' Trust

At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff.

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There is real strength in coming together

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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 community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset.

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 7 Oct

Starting at 5pm – join us for the launch of the Future Classroom! #education #teaching #teachertwitter


Welcome Back and Updates from the Trust

It has been wonderful to have all our children, students and staff back and all the feedback has been very positive moving back to more normal ways. All our schools fully reopened...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 22 Sep

Congratulations to James on this fantastic achievement! #STEAM #SIGAwards #YoungEngineeroftheYear


Shaftesbury School student wins Young Engineer of the Year Award!

James Pester, a Year 11 student at Shaftesbury School, has been named Young Engineer of the Year at the SIG Awards. James demonstrated a drive and eagerness to pursue an engineering career...


Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

Parents/carers may find this video useful when trying to identify symptoms:

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 20 Aug

RT King Arthur’s School @KingArthursSch: Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students today on your GCSE grades!

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 20 Aug

RT The Gryphon School @GryphonSchool: Congratulations to our Year 11 students today on their GCSE grades – we are very proud of all of you!

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SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 22 Aug

RT Shaftesbury School @Shaftesbury_sch: Congratulations to all the students who have collected their A Level Results last week and GCSE Results today.



GCSE Celebrations at The Gryphon School

After the turmoil surrounding the awarding of exam grades this summer the staff, governors and students at The Gryphon School are celebrating another set of excellent exams grades.  34 students achieved straight...


Students at King Arthur’s celebrate GCSE grades

After an incredibly challenging second half to this academic year, King Arthur’s School are proud to share the success of their Year 11 students today. Following, the Government announcement that exams would...


GCSE Results: Students will always come first

Tim Farrer, Headteacher, said ‘There has been so much change in education in the last few years and then we have seen this year the most challenging of circumstances. Schools were asked...

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 Gryphons

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 810112

Little Adventurers

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

Shooting Stars Nursery

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