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  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • Theatre Royal Windsor Panto 2019 starring panto dame Steven Blakeley and comedy sidekick Kevin Cruise

    The Muddy panto guide 2019

    It's panto season. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here's 18 of the best in Berkshire and beyond. Greasepaint at the ready!

  • 20 fab Xmas fairs and markets

    Before we hit the parties and panto, get into the Crimbo spirit with a mulled wine, minced pie and Muddy's pick of the festive markets and fairs.

  • Highfield prep school girls in summer blue check dresses running across the netball court with street art climbing wall Maidhead Berkshire

    Highfield Prep, Maidenhead

    A celebration of girl power, this 'family' oriented school is producing fearless females who are given lots of opportunities in a non hot-housey environment.

  • The Last Crumb Bar sun burst on floor

    Superflashy newsflash

    Your resident Muddy sleuth here with all the groovy local goss, from a new hip hangout and Miss World to Heads in Lycra and a cocktail masterclasses. Intrigued? You should be.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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