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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...


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...


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!


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...