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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.

  • Imposing red brick victorian former convent now one to St Joseph's College Reading

    St Joseph’s College, Reading

    An impressive co-ed all-through school in Reading town centre that's big on wellbeing, has deliciously low fees and fits in with family life.

  • St John's Beaumont Old Windsor Berkshire Science lesson boys in lab coats playing with fire

    St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor

    An under the radar prep that's laser focussed on the softer skills and academic rigour to produce well-rounded socially intelligent boys.

  • Elstree School Woolhampton Berkshire boys playing in front of grade ii list red brick georgian mansion

    Elstree, Woolhampton

    Here come the girls! This stunning bucolic prep is going co-ed as of September 2020. It's big on manners, academics and life skills.

  • St Edward’s Prep, Reading

    Impressive 11+ prep and high success rate to grammar schools, St Edward's in Reading is a hidden gem amongst Berkshire's more shouty prep schools.

  • St George's School Windsor Windsor Casstle lawn pillared building trees and flag

    St George’s School, Windsor Castle

    Muddy says: More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a chorister school, with royal links, excellent academics and music oozing from every corner.

  • Grand brick Victorian villa Upton House School Windsor Berkshire

    Upton House School, Windsor

    Muddy says: Upton House is a nurturing school for girls and boys aged 2-11. It's got a family feel, is rated 'excellent' with a princessy past.

  • Moulsford School

    Just back from a visit to Moulsford School - a boys' prep school in South Oxon with an idyllic riverside setting and a reputation for sporting excellence. Read my review here.

  • St George's School Ascot Berkshire Victorian built school with beige and red brick and tiles

    St George’s Ascot

    Muddy says: A small, friendly girl’s secondary boarding/ day school in Berkshire, where kindness, confidence and ambition are celebrated.

  • Cothill House, Abingdon

    Homely but high-achieving, Cothill House in South Oxfordshire believes in allowing its pupils to retain a 'youthful exuberance' in a place where boys can be boys. Cue pillow fights!

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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