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Farewell to Steve Hillier, CEO

As Steve Hillier retires at the end of this academic year, we would like to share a tribute from Nigel Rees (Chair of Trustees) with you.   As we approach the end...

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Headteacher Jane is swimming the English Channel!

Jane Whitehouse-Sharp, Headteacher of Shillingstone CE Primary School is not planning to take it easy during the summer holidays - instead she has decided to swim the English Channel! Jane says "I will...

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Former England footballer Kevin Davies inspires Shaftesbury School students

On 26th May, Year 13 Students at Shaftesbury School had the pleasure of welcoming Kevin Davies, a former professional footballer to the school to talk about his career, how he has coped...

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SAST Trustee Vacancies

Would you like to use your skills to improve education for children across Dorset? SAST TRUSTEE VACANCY x 2  (FOUNDATION AND NON-FOUNDATION)    Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust have two vacancies for non-executive directors (Trustees) and we would...

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SAST appoints new CEO

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) has announced the appointment of Colin Sinclair as our new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1st September 2021, following the previously announced retirement of existing CEO,...

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National survey of children, The Big Ask, launches today

The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to...

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World Book Day

Our schools showed their creativity when it came to World Book Day this year, as it occurred during lockdown and before most students returned to school. At Buckland Newton CE Primary School...

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Rotary Club raises over £42,000 for laptops for local children

A campaign by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles has raised a staggering £42,881 to fund laptops for local children to assist them with their home learning during lockdown. This has enabled...