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  • 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

  • Sandroyd Prep School

    We were blown away by this co-ed prep school on the stunning Rushmore Estate - acres of bucolic grounds, impressive results and lots of old-fashioned fun

  • Leehurst Swan School

    Muddy says: Want a one-stop, pastoral education for your family? This friendly, co-ed, all through to 16 day school with a pre-school on site is small but perfectly formed.

  • It’s the personal touch

    For the enlightened independent school, lock-down and the virtual summer term it brought with it, highlighted the power of an existing, all-embracing pastoral offering.

  • 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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