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  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • Don’t Stop the Music, Sport and much, much more . . .

    Home Education the Salisbury Cathedral School Way

  • Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

    Lots to love about this co-ed prep day and boarding school on the Hants/Dorset border, with its leafy New Forest setting and nurturing family vibe

  • 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.

  • How to help your kids get the careers they want

    It’s never been tougher for young people to find a foothold on the labour market so how, as parents, can we help them get ahead?

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

  • Adventure at Dauntsey’s – Lessons for Life

    Muddy finds out about the role adventure at Dauntsey's plays in building resilience...and we'd love to join in!

  • Dauntsey’s

    Muddy says: Looking for a country boarding school? Dauntsey's is a local school with an international flavour, friendly and outdoorsy, and if it's not already on your list, it should be!

  • Choosing a new school?

    The most important things to look for in a school...and nope, exam results are not one of them! Here's the insider scoop on how to choose the best school for your child from Head of Stonar School, Matthew Way.

  • Stonar School

    Muddy says: An all-through day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 – 18, with the most extraordinary equestrian centre, this is certainly a school to look at

  • Meet the head: Pinewood School

    A new school year, and at Pinewood School there's also a new head - meet Neal Bailey, who takes up the reins.

  • Chafyn Grove School, Salisbury

    Muddy says: Looking for a school with a huge emphasis on pastoral care, with strong sports and academics in a non-hothousy environment? Say hello to this impressive co-ed Prep

  • 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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