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  • 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.

  • To school or not to school?

    It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

  • 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 School Pupils

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Abbey School, Reading

    Muddy says: Top girls’ day school, The Abbey School is producing well-rounded, street-savvy women.

  • 7 things to ask at Open Days

    Cut through the puff and make school visits work. Rachel Dent, head of The Abbey, gives her top tips.

  • 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!

  • 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 […]

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