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  • Halstead Preparatory School for Girls, Woking

    This small girls' school tucked away in a leafy part of Woking is warm and nurturing and for an academically non-selective school, the girls do particularly well. It's a good all-rounder, but maths is particularly strong.

  • Caterham School, Caterham

    An all-through day and boarding school set on an impressive 200 acre site with strong academics and great pastoral care.

  • 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

  • Greenfield School, Woking

    This proudly non-selective prep school for boys and girls has excellent all-round offering and impressive academic results with 40% of the 2021 cohort receiving scholarships at their chosen senior schools.

  • Barfield School, Runfold, near Farnham

    A small co-ed prep school with a family feel and very good results - all set on an idyllic 12 acres with a high-ropes course, zip-wire, and a quad-biking track. What's not to love?!

  • Seven reasons your kids will love Camp Beaumont this summer

    Wondering how to keep your child entertained during the long summer school holidays? Camp Beaumont offers fun, flexibility and a feast of fabulous activities for kids and teenagers.

  • Caterham Prep School, Caterham

    Friendly, inclusive and stimulating, Caterham Prep sets the foundations in children for a love of learning.

  • Weston Green School, Thames Ditton

    From Kindergarten to Year 6, this lovely co-ed school in Thames Ditton has outstanding pastoral care, a nurturing family vibe and excellent academic results. Wins all round!

  • Holiday savour! The May half term guide

    Will the children of Surrey be bored senseless, running circles around the kitchen table? Not on our watch! We’ve got carnivals, theatre, and fun galore for teens and tots alike.

  • Rydes Hill Prep School and Nursery, Guildford

    A small close-knit school teaching strong traditional values centred around kindness alongside a broad curriculum.

  • Aldro, Shackleford

    One of the most highly regarded prep and boarding schools in the south-east - pupils go on to the likes of Eton, Harrow and Charterhouse. It's a small school with a big family feel.

  • Doing the 11+? Meet your child’s new online BFF

    Entering your child into grammar or private school exams and steeling yourself for eye-watering tuition fees and homework battles? Relax your shoulders (and, er, put the gin bottle back) - here are 5 reasons new online platform Paideia can help.

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • No Easter childcare? We’ve got it sorted

    Can’t bear to have kids lolling around the house over the Easter hols? No fear: help is at hand with the return of Ultimate Activity Camps across the Muddy counties.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Harrow School online – your prayers answered?

    Combining Harrow's heritage with leading online tech, Harrow School Online offers co-ed learning for ages 16-18. We spoke to the new head for the full lowdown.

  • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

    If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

  • 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 […]

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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