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Delivering educational excellence through aspiration and collaboration

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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.

The SAST Vision:

Delivering educational excellence through aspiration and collaboration


Buckland Newton Primary School praised by Ofsted for high expectations of pupils

Buckland Newton CE Primary School has been praised by Ofsted after retaining it’s ‘Good’ inspection grade. It is a ‘caring and happy school’ where children’s ‘enjoyment of learning shines through,’ said the...


Sherborne Primary praised by Ofsted for developing pupils’ characters and resilience

Ofsted has praised staff at Sherborne Primary saying “Leaders are determined that all pupils reach their full potential” and that “parents are overwhelmingly positive about the academic and pastoral provision provided”. The...


Join in with the Motcombe Santa Run!

The annual Motcombe Santa Run is happening on Saturday 5th December! The run raises money for Motcombe CE Primary School and the 3km course is open to all ages -  Christmas outfits...


Pupils at St Mary the Virgin Primary School make COP26 promises

  COP26 – OUR CLIMATE OUR FUTURE During the 2 weeks that COP26 was taking place each class at St Mary the Virgin Primary in Gillingham, took part in activities to raise awareness of...


Former Gryphon student Muste is campaigning for safe routes for child refugees

The Gryphon School were delighted to recently hear from Muste, one of their former students, who has been campaigning for safe passage for child refugees - as he was a child refugee...



Our schools have all marked Remembrance Day today, observing the two minute silence and welcoming visitors from the armed services to commemorate those who have died in military conflicts.   The Gryphon...


Shaftesbury School are hoping to raise £10k to bring their virtual classmates from Ghana to the UK

For the last 6 months, Shaftesbury School STEAM students have been collaborating on an online classroom project with students from Accra, Ghana; bringing learning together across the continents via Shaftesbury School's frontline...


SENDCo Conference

On the 1st November, we brought together all of our SENDCo's from across our schools for our first SAST SENDCo Conference. Led by David Bartram OBE, a leading voice in the SEND...


Read our latest SAST Newsletter

Click below to read our latest SAST newsletter, featuring developments and good news stories from across the trust.


St Andrew’s Primary School in Yetminster, delighted to receive ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Following a visit from Ofsted in September, staff at St Andrew’s CE Primary School are celebrating after being rated as ‘Good’ across all areas, with Ofsted saying ‘pupils are at the centre...


Fontmell Magna goes yellow for Mental Health and Wellbeing

The village of Fontmell Magna turned yellow on Thursday 7th October as part of Mental Health Week. The #HelloYellow campaign by the charity Young Minds, saw pupils from St Andrew's CE Primary...

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