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.

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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...

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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...

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sherborne Learning Centre becomes Harbour Vale School and joins SAST

Sherborne Learning Centre has as of 1st November 2019, joined Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST).  The school provides alternative education for students across North and West Dorset. It has been renamed Harbour...

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New play area unveiled for children at Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary

Children at Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary are delighted with the new play area that has just been built at the school. The project was funded by a National Lottery grant, along with generous...

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Gryphon students celebrate DofE & Ten Tors Awards

Last Wednesday, The Gryphon School held its annual Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors Awards Presentation Evening. The school is now the biggest state school provider of DofE training in Dorset, with...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 9 Oct

RT North Dorset Teaching School Alliance @NorthDorsetTSA: UCAS IS OPEN! For more info about how you could #traintoteach primary or secondary in a great local school near you… https://t.co/QWfLQFIjeI

Our Schools

Primary Schools

Buckland Newton CE Primary School

Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
01300 345393
www.bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk

Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School

Sherborne DT9 4NL
01963 220345
www.charltonhorethorne.somerset.sch.uk

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 0RF
01258 860530
www.okeford.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Abbey CE Primary School

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ
01935 812318
www.sherborneabbey.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ
01935 812619
www.sherbornepri.dorset.sch.uk

Shillingstone CE Primary School

Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0TX
01258 860446
www.shillingstone.dorset.sch.uk

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

Stonyacres, Yetminster DT9 6LS
01935 8724302
www.standrewsyetminster.org.uk

St Mary’s CE Primary School

Mill Lane, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, DT9 6RH
01935 476515
www.bradfordabbasprimary.co.uk

St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446
www.stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk

Thornford CE Primary School

Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, DT9 6QY
01935 872706
www.thornford.dorset.sch.uk

Secondary Schools

The Gryphon School

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 813122
www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Harbour Vale School

Simons Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4DN
01935 814582
www.harbourvale.dorset.sch.uk

King Arthur’s School

West Hill, Wincanton BA9 9BX
01963 32368
www.kingarthurs.org.uk

Nurseries/Pre-schools

Little Gryphons

Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQ
01935 810112
www.littlegryphons.co.uk

Little Adventurers

Buckland Newton Primary School, Buckland Newton, Dorchester, DT2 7BY
bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk/our-classes

Shooting Stars Nursery

Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham SP8 4LP
01747 824446
www.stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk/nursery/