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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.


Gryphon Students win Environmental Youth Award

Students at The Gryphon School have been presented with a prestigious Environmental Youth Award from the Royal Bath & West of England Society. The aim of the Environmental Youth Award is to...


The Gryphon School celebrates ‘Excellent’ inspection report

Staff, pupils, parents and governors are celebrating after The Gryphon School in Sherborne was rated ‘Excellent’ following a recent inspection. The school received the rating in their recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican...


Ofsted declares St Andrew’s Primary is no longer a ‘Special Measures’ school!

Our staff are celebrating at St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Fontmell Magna, following the news that Ofsted has moved them out of special measures. The school was rated as ‘Inadequate’ in...


Public consultation on the future of Okeford Fitzpaine Primary School

Please find below a copy of the public consultation letter regarding the future of Okeford Primary. Okeford - Public Consultation Letter We would like to encourage all stakeholders to take part in...


TEDx Youth @ Shaftesbury School – speaker applications now open!

We are very excited about TEDx Youth @ Shaftesbury School which will be taking place later this year! We are currently inviting people to apply to be speakers at the event -...


Jubilee Celebrations

Our schools had a fantastic time celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! Sherborne Primary celebrated by having a street party lunch on the playground, and forming this fantastic image on their school field...


Alex More wins Silver National Teaching Award!

We are delighted to announce that Alex More, teacher at Shaftesbury School has been named as one of 80 Pearson National Teaching Award Silver Award winners across the country. Alex is honoured...


SAST May Newsletter out now

Please see below for our latest Community Newsletter:


Please turn off your engine when waiting at our schools

As a multi-academy trust we are introducing a policy to ban vehicle idling on all our school and office sites across Dorset and South Somerset. Idling is the act of sitting in...


Gryphon student Liv talks about volunteering to write letters to cancer patients

Gryphon student Liv has written a fantastic article in this month's Sherborne Times about volunteering to write letters to cancer patients via the charity From Me to You. We were delighted to...


Boarding Provision at Shaftesbury School is saved!

After a period of uncertainty regarding the continuing provision of state boarding at Shaftesbury School, the Trust has now announced that boarding will remain available on the site for the foreseeable future....

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