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  • ACS International School, Egham

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

  • Ripley Court School, Ripley

    A friendly, nurturing prep school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 set on an idyllic 19 acre site in the chocolate-box village of Ripley.

  • Barrow Hills School, near Godalming

    Looking for a prep school with excellent pastoral care, an emphasis on personal development AND strong academic results? Well, hello Barrow Hills School.

  • 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.

  • Children and technology: the balancing act

    Tech often gets a bad rap - see how it beguiles our children into gaming for eight hours a day and of course there are the perils of social media. But a recent meeting made me see things a bit differently. You might too.

  • Meet Santa at Godstone Farm

    A visit with Father Christmas is a magical experience for kids and families - and in these unusual Covid times we need all the magic we can get. Muddy’s Becky took her kids to meet the big guy at Godstone Farm.

  • Snugglebunch

    A lovely piece of art can make a child's bedroom or playroom really come alive. And when it's personalised with their name or birthdate, it becomes even more special - something to be treasured forever.

  • Remote learning: the good, the bad and the ugly

    As we near the end of 2020, we look back on a year where blended learning has become the norm, and talk to the Headmaster at Reigate St Mary's - a school recognised for its excellent use of technology - to find out what we've learnt.

  • 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.

  • King Edward’s Witley, near Godalming

    Looking for a day and boarding school with bags of history, a beautiful campus, solid all-rounder offering and a super strong sense of community? King Edward's Witley is the full package. Diversity and inclusion are high on the agenda here too.

  • Charles Burney building Surbiton High Boys' Prep School

    Surbiton High Boys’ Prep School, Surbiton

    This day school for boys aged 4-11 set across two sites in leafy Surbiton makes up for its small size with a sizeable focus on pastoral care and individual learning - to great effect.

  • 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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