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 thirteen 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.


Sherborne Learning Centre becomes Harbour Vale School and joins SAST

Sherborne Learning Centre has as of 1st November 2019, joined Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST).  The school provides alternative education for students across North and West Dorset. It has been renamed Harbour...


New play area unveiled for children at Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary

Children at Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary are delighted with the new play area that has just been built at the school. The project was funded by a National Lottery grant, along with generous...


Gryphon students celebrate DofE & Ten Tors Awards

Last Wednesday, The Gryphon School held its annual Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors Awards Presentation Evening. The school is now the biggest state school provider of DofE training in Dorset, with...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 9 Oct

RT North Dorset Teaching School Alliance @NorthDorsetTSA: UCAS IS OPEN! For more info about how you could #traintoteach primary or secondary in a great local school near you…


Charlton Horethorne pupils thrilled with new play equipment

Over the summer, Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School has had lots of exciting improvements to the outside space at the school.  They have had the playgrounds all repainted with lots of new games, an...


Open Afternoon: Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School

Come and visit our charming village primary school and experience for yourself the special atmosphere that we offer! Open Afternoon- 1:30-3pm Autumn Fayre- 3-5pm Friday 4th October 2019


Open Evening: King Arthur’s School

Come and visit us to find out how we bring learning to life; experience a tour of the school, curriculum areas, and have the chance to talk to teachers, prefects and students....

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 17 Sep

RT Dorset Echo @Dorsetecho: “We have had some refugee students at the school so we wanted to do something to raise money and awareness” 👏


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...

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

Harbour Vale School

Simons Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4DN
01935 814582

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