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  • aerial view of Horris Hill Prep School – a collection of large red brick houses set in 85 acres of wooded heathland

    Horris Hill Prep, Newbury

    Muddy says: A small, high-achieving rural prep with a brand new Lower School. We think you'll love the family vibe, welcome emphasis on individuality, 'joining in' and good manners.

  • Moulsford School, Moulsford

    Moulsford School is a boys' prep on the Berkshire-South Oxon border with an idyllic riverside setting and a reputation for sporting excellence. Read the review.

  • Back to school chalk board

    Parents: How to manage your back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • st-georges-Windsor-Castle

    St George’s, Windsor Castle

    More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a school with royal links, excellent academics, kindness is King and music oozes from every corner.

  • Red brick mansion house of Pangbourne College Devitt House Pangbourne Berkshire steps down on the lawn area PANGBOURNE COLLEGE DEVITT HOUSE

    Pangbourne College, Berkshire

    A co-ed day/boarding school with naval traditions nr Reading, Pangbourne College's emphasis is on courage, community and creative thinking. Tick, tick, TICK

  • Superhero teenage school boy

    Education SOS: coping with back to school

    Well, it's been a nightmare year for kids only made worse by the exam results debacle. As we plot their return to school, Reading Blue Coat's new head Peter Thomas offers some keep calm and carry on advice.

  • Boredom buster! 10 summer day trips

    Pack a picnic, bundle the kids in the car and head off to one of these family fun sites for the day – all doable in a zippy 90-minute window.

  • Marked wooden school door with metals sign Exam Room Enter

    The Parents’ Guide to Surviving Exam Results…

    … because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year!

  • Feeling hot hot hot? 13 places to keep your cool

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Here's Muddy's pick of the best pools, river spots and watery fun to cool down in. Just add SPF.

  • Eton End pupils in traditional caps and boater uniform

    Eton End Prep School

    Don't judge a book by its cover, Eton End School in Datchet, for ages 3-11, is traditional on the outside but leading the charge when its come to equality and growth mindset.

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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