And now for something completely different – d’Overbroeck’s School in Oxford, a multisite school in the centre of the city with an impressive ethos and great results to boot. Definitely worth reading if you’re looking for calm, engaged children.Read more
Category: School Reviews
Rupert House prep school is bang in the middle of Henley, so a different proposition to the country estate-style schools that proliferate around the county. This review has been updated (April 2017) with the latest facts and figures. Interested? Read on, my friends, read on!
RUPERT HOUSE SCHOOL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
Rupert House School is an independent prep school for girls aged 3-11 and boys aged 3-7 bang smack in the middle of Henley.Read more
This bucolic co-ed prep school for day pupils and boarders in the rolling hills of mid Buckinghamshire was the first school to go under the microscope in our now well established Muddy Best Schools Guide – but does it still stand up to scrutiny?Read more
The Muddy Best Schools Guide is here to steer you towards the right school for your child. Next under the microscope? The Abbey School – one of the best day girls’ schools in the country doncha know.Read more
Into the centre of Oxford we go – literally a hop and skip from St Aldates – for the latest Muddy school review.
WYCHWOOD SCHOOL, OXFORD
Wychwood is a small day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, now in its 120th year, with a teeny tiny 110 pupils. A mere 10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford, it’s based around two super-compact red brick mansions typical of the buildings up the Banbury Road on a 1.25 acre site.Read more
Oxford is blessed with a huge number of school options, and here’s another for you. St Edward’s School, nestled in the calmness of Summertown on the Woodstock Road. Fancy a look around?
ST EDWARD’S SCHOOL, OXFORD
St Edward’s School (called Teddies by locals) is a co-ed boarding and day school for 680 children (13-18 years), one of the very few city-based boarding schools in the UK.Read more
I visited Bloxham School back in February last year, and since then exam results have come in, kids have joined and moved on, facilities have improved and all that jazz. So here is an updated review of the school, along with details of Open Day on Sat 4 March 2017 if any of you are considering it as a possible contender for your kids. Here’s what I thought of it when I went around.Read more
ASHFOLD SCHOOL, DORTON, NR AYLESBURY
Ashfold School was the first school to go under the microscope in the Muddy Best Schools Guide, and I revisited the school in December 16 to update this review with the latest facts, figures and insights to keep you in the loop in terms of developments.
What? Where? There’s no denying the beauty of Ashfold School’s setting, in a valley in Dorton, a small village on the Oxon/Bucks border, close to Thame and Princes Risborough and within easy reach (about 20 mins) of Bicester and Oxford.Read more
If you’re considering new or next schools for your kids, or thinking of moving into the area, you’ll want to know about Moulsford School. It’s fascinating to see what different schools offer their children. I always look around partly as a journalist and partly as a mother of three (with my kids having experienced state, private and grammar schools) so hopefully what you’ll read has some genuine insight that helps.Read more
As a mum who has experience both sides of the academic fence – private and state – it’s fascinating to get a peak behind lots of different schools. Aylesbury Grammar School was my first Grammar School review, now updated as of Jan 2017 with the latest facts and figures.
Shall we go for a look?
AYLESBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, AYLESBURY
What? Where? An all-boys grammar school dating back to 1598, and a big one too, with over 1300 kids from secondary 11+ entry to sixth form.Read more
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