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.


Headteacher Jane swims the English Channel

After having to delay their challenge in the summer holiday, the Soggy Bottoms finally got the call to swim the English Channel at the weekend, and Jane Whitehouse-Sharpe (Headteacher of Shillingstone Primary...


Hackathon for Youth – Shaftesbury students compete at the global level!

On Saturday 11th September Bella, Esme and Henry who are Year 11 students at Shaftesbury School took part in a global STEM competition looking at the science behind learning and how we can improve...


King Arthur’s School celebrates outstanding GCSE achievements

King Arthur’s School are thrilled to announce some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSE examinations and other qualifications this year. Alexia Negreci was thrilled with her results, achieving 7 x...


GCSE Celebrations at The Gryphon

Students at The Gryphon School in Sherborne are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE and BTEC results. All of the students worked incredibly hard and this has been reflected in the grades...


Well done to Year 11 students at Shaftesbury School

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students in what has been a challenging and unexpected year. We are delighted with the resilience, fortitude and perseverance that they have displayed during what have...


Gryphon students celebrate A level success

The Gryphon Sixth Form is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels this summer. The vast majority of students got places at the first-choice universities, whilst...


A Level celebrations at Shaftesbury School

Shaftesbury School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their A Level and BTEC Results this year.  The school is celebrating after students received an excellent set of...


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...

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