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  • 12 brilliant books to get your child reading

    Are you on a never-ending hunt for books that might get your kids reading more? Join the club! So who better to tap up for some insider knowledge on books than the librarian at one of Surrey's top prep schools.

  • Edgeborough School, near Farnham

    Muddy says: Edgeborough is non-selective day and flexi boarding prep school set amid 50 acres of stunning countryside just out of Farnham.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Shrewsbury House Pre-prep School, Esher

    A small co-ed pre-prep school for children aged 3-7 years. It's warm and welcoming with a super strong sense of community, great academics and active sports and music programmes.

  • 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.

  • How to grow happy kids

    Wellbeing is an important word in any school, at any time. But the advent of Covid has magnified its significance and forced schools to address a myriad of new issues. We chatted more with the Head at Chinthurst School in Tadworth.

  • St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor

    An under the radar prep that's laser focussed on the softer skills and academic firepower to produce well-rounded socially intelligent boys.

  • Rowan Prep School, Claygate

    A caring, family-focussed girls prep school and preschool in Claygate, with an empowering 'can-do' ethos and excellent academic results.

  • Fun things to do with kids in the garden

    Make a mini golf course, plant a jam jar garden and measure a tree with your bum! Cabin fever begone with these cool gardening ideas kids will dig.

  • 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.

  • Woodcote House School for Boys, Windlesham

    A small but high-achieving day and boarding school for boys with a warm nurturing environment where boys are allowed to be boys.

  • 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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