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.

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 13 Aug

Congratulations to @Shaftesbury_sch students on their record A level results today!

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 13 Aug

Well done to our Gryphon Sixth Form students!


Gryphon Sixth Form Students Celebrate Excellent Result

The Gryphon Sixth Form in Sherborne is celebrating after students received an excellent set of A level results today.  19 students received straight A and A* results and Gryphon students will now...


Shaftesbury School Celebrates Record A Level Results!

‘Hard work, great teaching and learning and an individual approach’ is what Tim Farrer, Headteacher, believes is the key to great results at Shaftesbury School. ‘Although we were faced with a huge...


Shaftesbury School unveils new AstroTurf

Shaftesbury School unveiled its new AstroTurf facility last week, a large improvement project that has been supported by a local charitable trust. Headteacher Tim Farrer said "We are delighted with our new Astroturf - this...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 17 Jul

The latest in our series of Thought Leadership articles examines what we can learn from this period of lockdown and…


What can we learn from lockdown about the value of online remote education?

The latest in our series of Thought Leadership articles examines what we can learn from this period of lockdown and how we can use this to shape how education looks moving forwards....


Update: September Reopening

SAST Key Principles September Reopening The Government has announced the plan that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term. The Trust...


Southern Academy Trust joins SAST

1st July 2020 The Southern Academy Trust, comprised  of four schools across Shaftesbury, has today joined the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST). Shaftesbury School, Shaftesbury CE Primary School, Motcombe CE Primary School...


Gryphon teacher’s article published in TES

A big well done to Kat McGreal, teacher at The Gryphon School, whose article on the difference nurture groups can make in secondary education was published in the TES (12th June). Read...


Well done to all our staff

Last week saw our primary schools welcome back groups of students they have not seen for 10 weeks. This wasn’t a ‘re-opening’ as our schools have remained open to key worker and...

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