SAST – Sherborne Area Schools' Trust - Sherborne Area Schools' Trust

There is real strength in coming together

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SAST is a multi-academy trust of twelve schools across North and West Dorset and South Somerset

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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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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.


Shillingstone Primary performs ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’

Shillingstone CE Primary School finished the school year with a whole school production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’.  The children worked very hard to make all the scenery, props and costumes as...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 15 Jul

RT Builders’ Merchants News @BMerchantsNews: Building community with Bradfords and Sherborne Primary School


New defibrillator and first aid training for students thanks to Toyota

Children at St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Yetminster have received first aid training and a new defibrillator has been installed on-site thanks to a grant from Toyota. All children in KS2...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 3 Jul

Well done @SMTV_Gillingham on your ‘Excellent’ SIAMS rating #SIAMS #DorsetSchools


St Mary the Virgin Primary School rated ‘Excellent’ by SIAMS

St Mary the Virgin Primary School in Gillingham has received the top rating of ‘Excellent’ following their recent SIAMS inspection. SIAMS is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. All church...


SAST welcomes two new primary schools!

The 1st July sees two schools, Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary and Shillingstone CE Primary School convert to become academies, and join the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST). Lizzie Peters, Headteacher at Okeford...


Gryphon teacher wins prestigious national teaching award!

  Gryphon teacher Natalie Wilsher has won a Silver Teaching Award in the category Outstanding New Teacher of the Year! She is one of 68 Silver Award Winners shortlisted for UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 19 Jun

RT North Dorset Teaching School Alliance @NorthDorsetTSA: Bookings now being taken for 2019/2020 #NPQSL course, running @GryphonSchool ! Please visit…

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 19 Jun

RT King Arthur’s School @KingArthursSch: This amazing cake was brought in by a parent who wanted to thank the staff for all their hard work in supporting he…


Dexter will be representing Team GB this summer!

Congratulations to Dexter who is a pupil at Charlton Horethorne Primary School - he's off to Madeira to represent Team GB at the European Biathle Championships! Fantastic to see this article about...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 3 Jun

RT TEDxSherborne @TEDxSherborne: Watch the amazingly talented Joshua Shortman of @GryphonSchool speak at TEDxSherborne 2019 #FitForTheFuture about w…

Our Schools

Primary Schools

Buckland Newton CofE Primary School

Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
01300 345393

Charlton Horethorne Primary School

Sherborne DT9 4NL
01963 220345

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 0RF
01258 860530

Sherborne Abbey CofE Primary

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ
01935 812318

Sherborne Primary

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ
01935 812619

Shillingstone CE VA Primary School

Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0TX
01258 860446

St Andrew’s CofE Primary School

Stonyacres, Yetminster DT9 6LS
01935 8724302

St Marys CofE Primary

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 Primary School

Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, DT9 6QY
01935 872706

Secondary Schools

The Gryphon School

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 813122

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