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  • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

    Muddy says: A dynamic new head and a strong ambition to rouse this 'sleeping giant' of a lovely rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds borders puts Swanbourne onto my must-see list.

  • Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

    A nurturing girls' day and boarding school with stellar results, that's perfectly placed for Herts and Bucks but also close to London.

  • Free Muddy!

    No, that's not a pic of the Muddy office, rather a spanking new escape room in Oxford. I sent Muddy's resident young guns Nancy and Sophie down to give it a whirl. But did they ever come back?

  • The power of print

    A riot of colour and pattern at the River & Rowing Museum's new William Morris exhibition. We likey!

  • Are we pushing our Junior School kids too hard too early?

    Is our obsession with exams equipping our kids for the competition of life, or pushing them to an early breakdown? 5 Heads of prestigious local prep schools give their views.

  • Queen Anne’s, Caversham

    Muddy says: A top girls' school set in 34 acres with cracking facilities, including a super-cool 6th form, a can-do ethos and great results.

  • The 8 most important things to look for in a school

    ... and nope, exam results are not one of them! Here's the insider scoop on choosing the best school for your child from Emma Goldsmith, national Prep Head of the Year.

  • Winchester front of house gardens sunshine blue sky exterior

    Winchester House School, Brackley, Northants

    An excellent non-selective co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Bucks/Oxon/Northants borders with a strong all-rounder reputation and an impressive head.

  • Children and tech: an alternative view

    Tech often gets a bad rap - see how it beguiles our children into gaming for 8 hours a day, for starters. But a recent interview made me see things a little differently - and it might do the same for you.

  • Chesham Prep School, Chesham

    Muddy says: This rural co-ed prep school pulls off the near impossible - amazing results for both 11+ and next schools while retaining a village school vibe.

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