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  • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

    If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

  • Virtual Open Days

    How to nail virtual school open days

    A global pandemic won't stop your school search, but it does make it trickier to view them. Queen Anne's head Julia Harrington gives her tips on what to do and ask at a Virtual Open Day.

  • Kids in Msueums Where's Wally

    The great October half-term escape

    Filled with fear at the thought of entertaining the kids this Halloween half term? Hit the road and enjoy 14 of our fave days out across the Muddy counties.

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    Reading Blue Coat, Sonning

    It's hard to find fault with this boys day school in Sonning. Inclusive and amazing results. Impressed.

  • Leighton Park School Reading Berkshire white Victorian Mansion building set in 60 acres

    Leighton Park School, Reading

    Muddy says: A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects.

  • Queen Anne's Caversham girls wearing traditional red cloaks

    Queen Anne’s, Caversham

    A dynamic girls' day and boarding school that's revolutionising the way teens are taught. Set in 34 acres it boasts 'wow' facilities, results and a cool sixth form centre.

  • Lambrook School, Winkfield Row

    A top co-ed school for ages 3-13 set in 52 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside, with a phenomenal reputation for sport and extra-curricular activities.

  • Painted day of the dead pumpkins

    22 October half term saviours!

    Half term's looming but don't be afraid, we've sorted the fun with 19 brilliant things to do in Berkshire and beyond to keep the little people entertained.

  • Cobbs Farm PYO pumpkin

    P-p-p-pick up a pumpkin!

    C'mon, it's time to prep for Halloween! Head to one of these local farms and make the kids put the legwork in before they can start carving.

  • The Abbey Senior School

    The Abbey School, Reading

    One of the UK's best girls’ day schools, The Abbey is producing globally-minded young women with a 'can-do-anything' attitude who consistently achieve top marks on results day.

  • 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.

  • 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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