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  • The Abbey School, Reading

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

  • Long Close School Slough Berkshire Victorian mansion house

    Long Close School

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded co-ed day school in the Slough suburbs with fantastic SIS reports (excellent across the board) for 3-16 year olds. Fancy a nose around?

  • 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

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

  • Sunningdale School, Ascot

    Muddy says: Small and perfectly formed, Sunningdale is a superb family-run prep that is proudly non-selective.

  • Luckley House School, Wokingham

    Muddy says: Luckley House co-ed school is bang in Wokingham. It's small, selective, fits in with family life with superb results.

  • Elstree, Woolhampton

    If you are looking for a school where boys can be boys, have a nose at this bucolic prep in Berks.

  • Harriet House School, Frilsham

    The first nursery to go under the Muddy microscope, Harriet House is the 'It pre-school'in West Berkshire where kids roam mentally and physically.

  • 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 […]

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