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.


Farewell to Steve Hillier, CEO

As Steve Hillier retires at the end of this academic year, we would like to share a tribute from Nigel Rees (Chair of Trustees) with you.   As we approach the end...


Headteacher Jane is swimming the English Channel!

Jane Whitehouse-Sharp, Headteacher of Shillingstone CE Primary School is not planning to take it easy during the summer holidays - instead she has decided to swim the English Channel! Jane says "I will...


Former England footballer Kevin Davies inspires Shaftesbury School students

On 26th May, Year 13 Students at Shaftesbury School had the pleasure of welcoming Kevin Davies, a former professional footballer to the school to talk about his career, how he has coped...


SAST Trustee Vacancies

Would you like to use your skills to improve education for children across Dorset? SAST TRUSTEE VACANCY x 2  (FOUNDATION AND NON-FOUNDATION)    Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust have two vacancies for non-executive directors (Trustees) and we would...


SAST appoints new CEO

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) has announced the appointment of Colin Sinclair as our new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1st September 2021, following the previously announced retirement of existing CEO,...


National survey of children, The Big Ask, launches today

The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to...


World Book Day

Our schools showed their creativity when it came to World Book Day this year, as it occurred during lockdown and before most students returned to school. At Buckland Newton CE Primary School...


Rotary Club raises over £42,000 for laptops for local children

A campaign by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles has raised a staggering £42,881 to fund laptops for local children to assist them with their home learning during lockdown. This has enabled...


SAST Virtual Inset Day

Our first ever VIRTUAL INSET supports the wellbeing of all SAST staff with 6 specially commissioned presentations in the wake of the Covid pandemic. From revitalising the workplace to cutting edge technology to...

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