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  • Has the IB finally overtaken A levels as the smart choice for kids?

    The International Baccalaureate is admired by universities, respected by companies and gaining traction in the UK with online school Kings InterHigh offering the first ever fully-virtual IB from Sept 22. What’s the fuss about? We ask Head of Sixth Form Alessandro Capozzi

  • Teens exams revision

    Nail your exam prep! The expert guide for kids

    Breathe deep! Who better to coach you through how to make the most of revision and stay cool ahead of exams, than Head of St Joseph's College, Laura Stotesbury?

  • Queen Anne's Lacrosse

    Girl power! Are single sex schools the answer?

    It's the ultimate education dilemma: single-sex or co-ed? We sat down with Queen Anne's new Head to get the lowdown on why she thinks single-sex is more relevant for girls.

  • ST ANDREWS PANGBOURNE FOREST SCHOOL BUG GIRL MAGNIFYING GLASS

    Mud and guts! 5 reasons to go wild for Forest School

    Have the Persil on standby because bugs, climbing trees, den building and dirt can help your kids flourish. St Andrew's has embraced Woodland Learning and is seeing incredible results…

  • LORRAINE CANDY POST PANDEMIC PARENTING

    Lorraine Candy: “You need to put on your own oxygen mask first.”

    Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how to adults need to look after their own mental health to better help their kids

  • KID CAPE SUPERHERO SELF ESTEEM

    How to supercharge your kids learning

    Are there educational bumps in the road ahead? Why a roadmap of schools advice, academic support and mentoring could supercharge your child's success.

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    Wellbeing, grades, the future! How to support your kids

    Back to school blues worse than normal? Queen Anne's head Julia Harrington explains why we need to play catch up on our kids' wellbing, not their grades.

  • Lorraine Candy holding her parenting book

    Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Positive strong boy in boxing gloves and a superhero cape

    Mental health: Give your kids a happiness MOT

    Think kids don't have a care in the world? Lockdown has taken its toll and young people are struggling. Here's some practical advice to help when they're not feeling OK.

  • Girl holding hands to her face

    Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • Virtual Open Days

    How to nail virtual school open days

    A global pandemic won't stop your school search, but it does make it trickier to view them. Queen Anne's head Julia Harrington gives her tips on what to do and ask at a Virtual Open Day.

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

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