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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.

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Double Decker fun for Sherborne Primary Pupils

Reception pupils from Sherborne Primary School had an exciting bus tour this week courtesy of South West Coaches. The children visited the nearby Gryphon School to see the coaches and a double...

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A big thank you to Sherborne businesses

Last week Sherborne Primary brought together the individuals and businesses that contributed to the Christmas hampers that were provided to all families in need of a helping hand. Headteacher Ian Bartle said...

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Ofsted praises Sherborne Abbey Primary’s ‘aspirational culture’

Staff at Sherborne Abbey CE Primary School are delighted after receiving a ‘Good’ inspection rating, with Ofsted praising it as an “inclusive and welcoming school” and a “happy place for pupils and...

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Pupils at Charlton Horethorne surprised by a visit from Santa…and his helicopter!

Santa surprised the children at Charlton Horethorne yesterday by arriving in his helicopter to drop off presents! The whole school set off on what the children thought was a welly walk - only...

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SAST Newsletter – December 2021

Read our latest trust newsletter below:

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News from our Secondary Schools

Read the latest newsletters from our secondary schools below:   The Gryphon School - Autumn Newsletter https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/88225_gryphon_newsletter_issu?fr=sZDA5MzM0OTc0MjI Gryphon Newsletter   King Arthur's School - Autumn Newsletter https://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/88295_king_arthurs_iss?fr=sY2U5NjM0OTc0MjI KA Autumn Newsletter 2021  ...

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Sherborne Primary Carol Service

Sherborne Primary were delighted to be able to hold their annual Carol Service at Sherborne Abbey again this year. A selection of photos from the event are below:

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Buckland Newton Primary School praised by Ofsted for high expectations of pupils

Buckland Newton CE Primary School has been praised by Ofsted after retaining it’s ‘Good’ inspection grade. It is a ‘caring and happy school’ where children’s ‘enjoyment of learning shines through,’ said the...

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Sherborne Primary praised by Ofsted for developing pupils’ characters and resilience

Ofsted has praised staff at Sherborne Primary saying “Leaders are determined that all pupils reach their full potential” and that “parents are overwhelmingly positive about the academic and pastoral provision provided”. The...

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Join in with the Motcombe Santa Run!

The annual Motcombe Santa Run is happening on Saturday 5th December! The run raises money for Motcombe CE Primary School and the 3km course is open to all ages -  Christmas outfits...

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Pupils at St Mary the Virgin Primary School make COP26 promises

  COP26 – OUR CLIMATE OUR FUTURE During the 2 weeks that COP26 was taking place each class at St Mary the Virgin Primary in Gillingham, took part in activities to raise awareness of...

Our Schools

Primary Schools

Buckland Newton CE Primary School

Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
01300 345393
www.bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk

Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School

Sherborne DT9 4NL
01963 220345
www.charltonhorethorne.somerset.sch.uk

Motcombe CE Primary School

Church Road, Motcombe, SP7 9NT
01747 852018
www.motcombeprimary.co.uk

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 0RF
01258 860530
www.okeford.dorset.sch.uk

Shaftesbury CE Primary School

Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PZ
01747 852901
www.shaftesburyprimary.co.uk

Sherborne Abbey CE Primary School

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ
01935 812318
www.sherborneabbey.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ
01935 812619
www.sherbornepri.dorset.sch.uk

Shillingstone CE Primary School

Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0TX
01258 860446
www.shillingstone.dorset.sch.uk

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

West Street, Fontmell Magna, SP7 0PF
01747 811500
www.standrewsfontmell.co.uk

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

Stonyacres, Yetminster DT9 6LS
01935 8724302
www.yetminster.dorset.sch.uk

St Mary’s CE Primary School

Mill Lane, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, DT9 6RH
01935 476515
www.bradfordabbasprimary.co.uk

St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446
www.stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk

Thornford CE Primary School

Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, DT9 6QY
01935 872706
www.thornford.dorset.sch.uk

Secondary Schools

The Gryphon School

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 813122
www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Harbour Vale School

Simons Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4DN
01935 814582
www.harbourvale.dorset.sch.uk

King Arthur’s School

West Hill, Wincanton BA9 9BX
01963 32368
www.kingarthurs.org.uk

Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER
01747 854498
www.shaftesburyschool.co.uk

Nurseries/Pre-schools

Little Adventurers

Buckland Newton Primary School, Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk/our-classes

Shooting Stars Nursery

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446
www.stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk/nursery/