Muddy Best Schools Guide

  • 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.

  • The Abbey School, Reading

    One of the best day girls’ schools in the UK, The Abbey School in central Reading takes kids from nursery through to Sixth form. Updated facts and figures from my visit last year.

  • 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 fascinating subject […]

  • Sunningdale School, Ascot

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

  • Leighton Park School, Reading

      I reviewed Leighton Park School back in the summer and it’s well worth a read if you missed it the first time. Don’t just take my word for it though, they have plenty of open days coming up so you can check them out for yourself. Something a bit different – my first Quaker school on the […]

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