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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Long Close School Slough Berkshire Victorian mansion house

    Long Close School

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded co-ed day school in the Slough suburbs, rated excellent across the board, for 3-16 year olds.

  • Botley kids coding robot

    Cracking the kid code

    Never mind Mandarin, the language most useful to kids is coding. Say hello to this cute coding bot.

  • Colourful artwork and light flood into the glass atrium at Meadowbrook Montessori School in Warfield, Berkshire

    Meadowbrook Montessori, Warfield

    Muddy says: A tiny school in leafy Warfield offering a bespoke education for kids to flourish. I've never reviewed anywhere like it!

  • Book ’em and boot ’em out!

    Deep breath, stock up on wine and gin, we’re facing the Easter break head on. Rather than an exhaustive calendar of stuff to do, plus lots of scrolling through this and that, we’re scaling it back and really curating hard so that you can clearly see the very best in courses, days out locally, day trips away, […]

  • Is your child superhuman?

    Nicola Dick-Cleland (above), Head of The Junior School at the prestigious Abbey School in Reading is a trained psychotherapist, so who better to ask about the ever-increasing pressures on children and the gnarly subject of extra-curricular activities than her? Read her thoughts below and please feel free to comment underneath the feature – it’s a […]

  • How to help your kids feel happy

    Huge thanks and a free cappuccino and slab of cake to Ms Muddy herself, Hero at Muddy Bucks & Oxon for posting this brilliant piece on boosting your child’s self-esteem. Notepads and pens at the ready folks – there are some awesome tips here from the Head of Winchester House, Emma Goldsmith… If you’re a regular Muddy […]

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