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Muddy Best Schools Guide

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    Knighton House School, Blandford

    Muddy says: A girls' day and boarding prep (with boys up to Year 2) in an idyllic rural location, Knighton House has a wonderfully cosy feel while reaching for the stars

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    Rendcomb College Senior School, Cirencester

    Muddy says: It’s in a former stately home, has grounds fit for royalty and fosters happy pupils who achieve all their dreams – this mixed boarding school is like a fairy tale!

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    Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury

    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.

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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.

  • Wycliffe Prep school surrounded by Cotswold countryside

    Wycliffe Prep School

    Muddy says: Looking for a nurturing school with strong academic, sporting and extra-curricular form? This non-hot-housey co-ed for ages 2-13 could be just the ticket.

  • Schools Newsflash!

    We’re galloping towards another season of schools’ Open Days people, so get your diaries out and make a note of this lot – and be sure to read the Muddy review to give yourself the lay of the land before you go.

  • Port Regis Prep School, Dorset

    Muddy says: A co-ed day and boarding school for ages two to 13 - one of the great Prep schools where you'll find outstanding facilities and results, and a huge amount of fun

  • 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, Wiltshire

    Muddy says: 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

  • Beachborough School, North Bucks

    Muddy says: Hard to find fault with this lovely co-ed prep school on the Bucks/Northants borders - a family vibe, pretty rural setting and great results.

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