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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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  • thorpe house school red brick building victorian black panels boys in uniform standing in front

    Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

    Muddy says: A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 stunning acres and high on inclusivity.

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    The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon

    Check out my update on this highly-regarded day school in Abingdon with fantastic ISI reports (excellent across the board) for kids 2-11 years old.

  • Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood

    285 acres of fresh air and art deco heritage at this high-achieving all-rounder boys school on the Herts/Bucks borders, a mere 30 minutes from central London.

  • St Edward’s School, Summertown, Oxford

    Muddy says: One of the very few city-based boarding schools in the UK, with a reputation for friendliness and inclusivity. A major school for IB in the UK.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bloxham School, nr Banbury

    Muddy says: Bloxham School is an impressive co-ed day/boarding for kids 11-18 in a pretty North Oxfordshire, with a reputation for all-rounder education.

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