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

There is real strength in coming together

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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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SAST is a multi-academy trust of twelve 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.

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.


Prize Giving at Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey was host to a magnificent evening celebrating student success as The Gryphon School held its annual prize giving ceremony for last year’s Year 11 and 13 students. Nearly 150 students...


‘Roar-some’ fun at Sherborne Primary School

It has been a roar-some start to the academic  year for pupils at Sherborne Primary School. The Key Stage One pupils spent a morning being palaeontologists - digging and identifying fossils. Later...


How The Gryphon’s Eco Club are delivering positive change

  The Gryphon School's fantastic Eco Club have written an article for this month's Sherborne Times about the work they have been doing at school to educate our students and staff, implement changes...


Student Bella is off to the National Swimming Championships

We are delighted to see Gryphon student Bella featured in this month's Sherborne Times! To read the full publication click here:

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 4 Sep

RT North Dorset Teaching School Alliance @NorthDorsetTSA: WELCOME TO AN EXCITING NEW SCHOOL YEAR! Good luck to all those starting their #teachertraining this week and for th…

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 4 Sep

Welcome back to all our students, and good luck to all those starting new schools today – we’re looking forward to a fantastic year!


SAST Inset Day

We were delighted to have all our staff together this morning for training - welcome back everyone and a very warm welcome to the new schools which have joined us over the last...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 22 Aug

Well done to our Year 11 students at both @GryphonSchool and @KingArthursSch today – we’ve been incredibly impresse…


Gryphon students celebrate outstanding GCSE results!

Year 11 students from The Gryphon are celebrating today, after achieving some amazing results. One student in particular – Manuel Baby – received 11 Grade 9’s, a truly remarkable achievement, putting him...


King Arthur’s students reap the rewards of rapid improvement

For the second consecutive year, King Arthur’s GCSE results have exceeded expectations, including a number of students achieving the very highest 8 and 9 GCSE grades. These results are testament to the...


Gryphon students celebrate fantastic A level results!

The Gryphon School is celebrating another outstanding set of A Level and BTEC results. There were 138 grades at A*/A, and 25 students achieved grades AAB or better. In addition, 27 students...

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

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

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

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

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

King Arthur’s School

West Hill, Wincanton BA9 9BX
01963 32368


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