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Schools newsflash #2

Get ready, get set… and you'd better be fast off the mark 'cos we're dashing in to the next round of schools' Open Days. Get your diaries out and sign up now for this merry lot - and make sure you read our Muddy reviews to get a good inside scoop before you go.

Sandroyd, Salisbury, Wilts, Open Morning, Sat 24 Feb

A traditional prep school for ages two to 13, with acres of bucolic grounds, impressive results and lots of old-fashioned fun, Sandroyd sits in the grounds of the Rushmore Estate, a super-sized playground for day pupils and borders. Read the Muddy review here, then go wander and wonder.

Sandroyd School, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Witlshire SP5 5QD. Tel 01725 516264,


Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Open Morning, Sat 24 Feb; Scholarship Day, Sat 3 March

Whopping facilities, modern Swallows and Amazons-style schooling and loads of outdoor fun are all part of the package at this co-ed day and boarding school for ages two to 13. Be prepared to be wowed by walled gardens, forests and a golf course (yes!). Here’s the Muddy review. Sign up now for their Open Morning on Sat 24 Feb and/or the Scholarship Day on Sat 3 March.

Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QA. Tel: 01747 857800,


Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury, Wilts, Open Morning, Tue 27 Feb

older pupils giving younger pupils piggy backs at Leehurst Swan school

A co-ed day school for pupils aged four to 16, Leehurst Swan is seamless educational proposition which places as much emphasis on academic rigour as it does on laughter. Read the Muddy review here. They are also holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 1 May but we’ll be back with more info on this.

Leehurst Swan School, 19 Campbell Rd, Salisbury SP1 3BQ. Tel: 01722 333094,


Rendcomb College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Open Mornings and Forest School Event, Fri 23 March
Rendcomb College has a gorgeously small and outdoorsy prep, followed by a whoppingly impressive Senior School. Read our review first and then find out for yourself at their Open Mornings on Friday 23 March. For little ones sign up for their Autumn Forest School (bring a grown up!) on the same day.
Rendcomb College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire  GL7 7HA, Tel: 01285 831213,


Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Sat 3 March

Wycliffe Prep school surrounded by Cotswold countryside
Set in 52 beautiful acres, Wycliffe College on the outskirts of Stonehouse is a day and boarding, co-educational prep and senior school , catering for children aged two (there’s also a nursery) to 18. “Pupils are unassumingly confident, self-aware and emotionally mature,” says their most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate and the school is proud of its pastoral care shaping ‘bold and loyal’ young people. Find out more at their Open Morning on Sat 3 March (9am-12pm at the Senior School and 10am-12pm at the Prep School) but you’d better read our Muddy review first!
Wycliffe College, Ryeford Hall, Ebley Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire  GL10 2LD, Tel: 01453 820470,
Knighton House School, Blandford, 7 March
Rising proud above the river Stour and the gorgeous village of Durweston, Knighton House is a haven for girls aged 7-13 (day and boarding) with a Pre-Prep for boys and girls aged 3-7. Check it out for yourself at their open day on 7 March, or wait for our review…Muddy is visiting the school this week so watch this space!

Chafyn Grove, Salisbury, Wilts, Open Morning, Fri 9 March

A co-ed, non-selective day and boarding school for ages four to 13 on the outskirts of Salisbury, Chafyn Grove is poised between town and country, giving kids the best of both worlds – along with top-notch academic results and pristine sports facilities. And here’s your chance to have a good lookey-see for yourself. You can read the Muddy review here.

Chafyn Grove, 33 Bourne Avenue, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1LR. Tel: 01722 333423,


That’s all for now but we’ll be back for more after Easter!

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