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  • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

    Muddy says: This bucolic, rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds border has had quite a year, with a new, dynamic, sometimes controversial head teacher. Twelve months on, here's my update.

  • Moulsford School, Moulsford

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded boy’s prep school in South Oxon in a stonkingly lovely setting on the Thames, with a strong reputation for sport and extracurricular activities.

  • Kingham Hill School, North Oxon

    Muddy says: An idyllically placed co-ed, non-selective secondary school with a strong Christian ethos, set in 100 acres of Cotswolds countryside.

  • 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.

  • 7 things adults can learn from teenagers

    Teenagers are snowflakes, always on Insta and wear silly clothes, right? Wrong! We spoke to a group of super-smart teens to get beyond the clichés - and garnered some unexpectedly ace advice.

  • Ashfold School, Dorton, Mid Bucks

    Muddy says: This bucolic co-ed prep school for day pupils and boarders in the rolling hills of Buckinghamshire is family-oriented with a deserved reputation for its all-rounder offering.

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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.

  • Outdoor learning rules

    Today’s kids spend half the amount of time playing outside per week than their parents did. Read these 5 ways to harness outdoor learning from Chandlings head Christine Cook and brandish them at your school office!

  • Maltman’s Green School

    Muddy says: Formidable facilities with a particular strength in gymnastics make up this effective 12 acre non-selective girls' day school in leafy Gerrards Cross.

  • Cothill House School, Abingdon

    Muddy says: A homely but high achieving boys boarding school, set in 26 lovely acres near Abingdon, South Oxfordshire. The emphasis is on 'fit' here, and allowing boys to be boys.

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