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  • Six reasons to love Godstone Farm this summer

    One of our favourite family haunts is back in business, and there's a raft of cool stuff going on this summer that we think you'll love.

  • Get the most out of reading with your child

    Reading with your child is one of the most important things you can do for their education. Here's how to get the most of out of it, thanks to the experts at Banstead Prep.

  • Summer holidays: 28 things to do with kids

    It's been four long months with the kids at home - and now the summer holidays are here. Step away from the gin and read on for 28 great ideas on things to do with kids and teens.

  • 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?

  • Barfield School, Farnham

    A small co-ed prep school with a family feel and very good results - all set on an idyllic 12 acres.

  • 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 […]

  • Living in lockdown – with teens

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

  • Fun photography activities

    Looking for something different to do with the kids this half term? Surrey-based photographer Siân Tyrell has come up with these photography project ideas.

  • TASIS – The American School in England, Thorpe

    Set on a sprawling campus in Thorpe, Surrey, this American and international school has super welcoming feel and a great sense of community. Impressive results, too - across the board.

  • Parkside School, Cobham

    A small all-boys prep school, on a big site with a community vibe that really stands out. It punches way above its weight both academically and on the sporting pitch, and has been making waves in music and drama too. Impressive.

  • 12 tips for home schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Frensham Heights School, near Farnham

    A modern and forward-thinking school near Farnham offering a child-centred, holistic education where individuality is celebrated. Impressed!

  • 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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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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