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.


Covid-19 School Closures

All our schools are closed. We are providing a skeleton childcare provision in most schools but only for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. This is a last resort option...


SAST Update on School Closures (20/03/2020)

All schools are closed until further notice but will remain open only for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can. This will be the provision of child care and...


Parent Update from SAST: Covid-19

As a Trust, we are taking seriously the risk of the Covid-19 virus, and would like to reassure parents, students and staff that action is being taken and contingency plans are in...


Sport Relief

Shillingstone CE Primary School celebrated Sports Relief Day on Friday 13th March 2020.  The children came to school in sports kit and all took part in a circuit challenge!  The School Council...


Primary Maths Competition

The Gryphon School was proud to host this year's Primary Maths Competition, with nine local primary schools taking part. The teams of four from each school competed in a full day of...

SAST Sherborne Area Schools Trust - Twitter 6 Mar

Thank you to everyone who came to our consultation evening last night at Harbour Vale School. It was great to hear…


World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day! As ever our students and staff have had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite book characters!   Shillingstone CE Primary We had some fantastic costumes! During...


Transforming Harbour Vale: Open Evening

We are holding an Open Evening on Thursday 5th March from 5-7pm, to share our plans to improve the site over the coming months. Local residents and interested parties are invited to...


Gryphon students celebrate Dance Live success!

On Friday 14th February, 90 students from The Gryphon School competed in the dance and drama competition ‘Dance Live’. Dance Live is a new event, which fuses dance and theatre with all...


Corona Virus – DfE Advice

  The Department for Education has issued the following advice for parents and carers: The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad....


Primary school pupils compete in chess tournament 

Pupils from eight primary schools across North Dorset and South Somerset came together last week to compete in the Primary Chess Tournament hosted at The Gryphon School. Competing in teams for their...

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

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School

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

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

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


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