Postcode DT9 3AF (Dorset)

Map showing DT9 3AF and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT9 3AF is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. DT9 3AF is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

DT9 3AF is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 7.3 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of DT9 3AF as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Self-sufficient retirement.

The closest road name to DT9 3AF is Newland Garden which is centered 14 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Castleton Road and is 314 m away. The closest railway station is Sherborne Rail Station, 639 m away.

The closest primary school to DT9 3AF (for ages 11 and under) is Sherborne Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 14, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is The Gryphon School. The last OFSTED inspection on November 15, 2017 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of DT9 3AF is White Post Inn and is 5.42 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 26, 2021.

100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for DT9 3AF is covered by the Dorset police force association and Dorset is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to DT9 3AF and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to DT9 3AF, and the approximate distance away.

Newland Garden 14 m
Fosters 44 m
Newland 46 m
St Swithin's Road 76 m
The Wilderness 76 m
St Swithins Close 129 m
Hound Street 183 m
North Road 191 m
Long Street 201 m
Old Market Yard 217 m
Knotts Paddock 275 m
The Avenue 291 m
East Mill Lane 296 m
Tinneys Lane 312 m
School Drive 314 m


Information about the postcode DT9 3AF

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from DT9 3AF - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sherborne Primary School Good
(October 14, 2021)
451 m
Sherborne School 467 m
Sherborne Preparatory School 684 m
The Gryphon School Good
(November 15, 2017)
1.05 km
Sherborne School for Girls 1.06 km
Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School Good
(November 11, 2021)
1.73 km
Milborne Port Primary School Good
(June 6, 2017)
4.1 km
Leweston School 4.5 km
Trent Young's CofE Primary School Good
(December 10, 2019)
5.05 km
Thornford CofE Primary School 5.15 km
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas Good
(February 3, 2022)
6.05 km
All Saints Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(December 7, 2017)
6.56 km
Charlton Horethorne Church of England Primary School 6.76 km
Primrose Lane Primary School Outstanding
(July 3, 2019)
6.84 km
Fiveways Special School Outstanding
(November 23, 2017)
7.26 km
Birchfield Community Primary School Good
(January 22, 2019)
7.43 km
Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy Requires improvement
(February 14, 2019)
7.59 km
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
7.62 km
St. Michael's Academy Good
(November 28, 2019)
7.8 km
Buckler's Mead School 7.91 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from DT9 3AF - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
White Post Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 26, 2021
5.42 km
Adams Tasty Chilli Sauces Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
March 23, 2021
6.58 km
Ell's Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
6.58 km
MawFIT Gym Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.58 km
Wandering Woods Coffee Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
6.58 km
Chunky's Catering Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.64 km
The Hub Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 3, 2021
6.64 km
Boots UK Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
February 5, 2019
6.74 km
Game Retailers - other Exempt
August 6, 2020
6.74 km
Next Retail Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 5, 2022
6.74 km
SPORTS DIRECT Retailers - other Exempt
January 8, 2020
6.74 km
Starbucks Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 16, 2021
6.74 km
TK Maxx Retailers - other Exempt
June 13, 2018
6.74 km
Booker Cash and Carry Distributors/Transporters 5
Very Good
April 15, 2021
6.76 km
Snack in the Mouth Mobile caterer 4
February 19, 2021
6.76 km
Co-op Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 25, 2020
6.83 km
Little Learners Pre-School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.84 km
Primrose Lane Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.84 km
Primrose Lane Primary School - Breakfast Club School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.84 km
Pizza Pasta Mondo On Tour Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
May 17, 2021
6.86 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to DT9 3AF - Data from Apr 2022

Castleton Road Bus Stop/Station 314 m
Castleton Road Bus Stop/Station 327 m
Coldharbour Bus Stop/Station 393 m
Wootton Grove Bus Stop/Station 411 m
Greenhill Bus Stop/Station 411 m
Sherborne Rail Station Rail 639 m
Thornford Rail Station Rail 6.42 km
Bristol Airport Air 50.55 km
Bournemouth International Airport Air 51.46 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to DT9 3AF - Data from Dec 2021

Dancing Hill Hill Or Mountain 964 m
Home Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.12 km
Sherborne Lake Inland Water 1.3 km
Yetman's Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.45 km
Lover's Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.63 km
Withybed Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.86 km
North Wootton Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.09 km
Oborne Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.1 km
Oakey Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.13 km
Half Moon Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Ambrose Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.5 km
Honeycombe Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km
Almshouse Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.62 km
Crackmore Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.72 km
Snagharbour Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.78 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for DT9 3AF - Data from Ofcom 2017

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 100%
300+ Mbps 0%


Country England
Latitude 50.94972600
Longitude -2.51195500
OS Easting 364133
OS Northing 0116824
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
West Dorset
Electoral Ward Sherborne East
Local Authority District Dorset
Region / Government Office Region South West
European Electoral Region South West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Dorset
Local Learning and Skills Council Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E06000059
Travel To Work Area Yeovil


NHS England Region South West
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance Wessex
Strategic Health Authority
South West
Sustainability and Transformation
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Dorset CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Self-sufficient retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Built-Up Area Sherborne BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049520
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 001C
Output Area / Small Area 5B3