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.


Gryphon students celebrate Dance Live success!

On Friday 14th February, 90 students from The Gryphon School competed in the dance and drama competition ‘Dance Live’. Dance Live is a new event, which fuses dance and theatre with all...


Corona Virus – DfE Advice

  The Department for Education has issued the following advice for parents and carers: The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad....


Primary school pupils compete in chess tournament 

Pupils from eight primary schools across North Dorset and South Somerset came together last week to compete in the Primary Chess Tournament hosted at The Gryphon School. Competing in teams for their...


Dorset County Museum visits Buckland Newton Primary

On Thursday 6th February Dorset County Museum visited Buckland Newton School. They brought with them an enormous inflatable museum which impressively filled the school hall. The children were greeted as fellow archaeologists...


Southern Academy Trust to join SAST

During the next few months we are looking forward to the four schools in the Southern Academy Trust (SAT) moving to join the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST).   We believe this...


Why join a Multi-Academy Trust?

Why should a school join a multi-academy trust? It’s a good question. After all, there is a membership fee (the top slice of funding that goes to the trust) and successful schools...


SAST schools collaborate on Rewilding Project

We are delighted to have some of our schools featured in this month's Sherborne Times - talking about our environmental work with Operation Future Hope. The Gryphon School and St Andrew's CE...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 19 Dec

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We will see you in January!


Admissions Consultation

Consultation on the SAST Admissions Policy 2021/22 9th December 2019 to 17th January 2019 Dear Parents, Carers and Stakeholders, Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust is the admissions authority for all schools within the...


Santa’s helpers make eco-friendly wrapping paper

The Gryphon School's Eco Club had a special job last week; Santa asked them to wrap Sherborne Primary School's grotto gifts! They used stamps and brown paper to create fully recyclable wrapping. In the next few weeks they...


Olympic Gold Medallist visits St Mary the Virgin Primary

Last week the children at St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School in Gillingham were lucky enough to have a visit from Olympic rowing gold medalist Katherine Copeland.   Katherine led an inspirational assembly 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

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