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  • 17 October half term saviours

    Not sure what to do with the little (and big) blighters this half term? Look no further. From light trails to theatre and activity camps, there’s loads of stuff on locally for kids of all ages.

  • Choosing a nursery for your child? Read this!

    Have a little one who's ready to head off to nursery? Here are the seven vital things you should be looking out for when choosing where to send your child thanks to Bright Horizons, the UK's leading childcare provider.

  • ACS International School, Cobham

    An international day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-18 set on a stunning 128-acre campus. Non-selective and pastorally strong, there's a strong community feel.

  • Micklefield School, Reigate

    Small, inclusive and with a strong family vibe, this under-the-radar prep school is a great option for those who believe strong values are as important as academic results.

  • Surrey schools open day reminder

    Now that schools can welcome visitors it's time to book those autumn open days. Sync your diaries … Muddy has done all the admin legwork for you.

  • Alton School, Alton

    Educating all age groups, from babies to sixth formers, this leafy Catholic school with great pastoral care in Alton, East Hampshire, has ambitious plans for the future.

  • RGS Prep, Guildford

    Formerly Lanesborough Prep, RGS Prep in Guildford is known for its academic excellence and strong music programme. But it's no hothouse - boys are inspired to learn and love it.

  • ACS International School, Egham

    Muddy says: For an international education, you'll struggle to get better than the ACS International School in Egham.

  • Retainer reality for kids and teens

    So, your teenager has done their time wearing braces and finally a gorgeous new smile is revealed. Now they must join the retainer club. Here's all you need to know thanks to Smile 101 in Guilford.

  • Shrewsbury House School, Surbiton

    A great all-rounder boys school set on a leafy site in Surbiton with an emphasis on inclusivity and individuality, and nailing it as a feeder to excellent independent senior schools.

  • 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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