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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.

Chafyn Grove, Salisbury, Wilts, Year 6 Scholarship Open Day, Fri 2 Feb

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 see how you can put your offspring in for a scholarship, woohoo! You can read the Muddy review here.

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


Hatherop Castle, near Cirencester, Glos, Around the World in 80 Minutes Open Morning, Sat 3 Feb 

Hatherop pupils running in front of school

Hatherop Castle, a co-ed day and boarding prep school near Cirencester, likes to do things differently, including its Open Days, which on this occasion is inspired by Jules Verne’s Philleas Fogg. A super happy school for ages two to 13 with impressive results and Hogwarts-style looks, you can expect an imaginative, cultural globetrotting tour. And before you go, check out the Muddy review.

Hatherop Castle, Cirencester, Glos GL7 3NB. Tel: 01285 750206,


Port Regis, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Open Morning, Sat 24 Feb

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.

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


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,


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. Muddy is swooping in to visit soon, so keep your eyes peeled for the review.

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


That’s all for now – look out for the Muddy March Open Day newsflash coming up after half-term!

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