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Muddy Best Schools Guide

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

    Thorpe House School

    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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    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.

  • Tudor Hall, Banbury, North Oxon

    Muddy says: An small, friendly girl’s secondary boarding/ day school in North Oxon in a beautiful location, there's a welcome emphasis on 'joining in' and good manners.

  • Carrdus School, near Banbury, Oxon

    Muddy says: A small, intimate, 'family' oriented prep school, Carrdus School near Banbury is a good option for those who resolutely don't want to hot-house their kids.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Abbey School, Reading, Berkshire

    Muddy says: One of the top day prep and secondary girls' schools in the UK, The Abbey School in Reading is unusual for its central city location.

  • The Oratory School, Woodcote, South Oxon

    Muddy says: A pastorally strong Catholic day and boarding school for boys 11-18, with a lovely Queen Anne mansion amidst 120 acres. The art and design departments are particularly impressive here.

  • Akeley Wood School, Nr Buckingham

    Muddy says: A friendly, inclusive non-selective three-site nursery, junior and senior day school close to Milton Keynes, taking boys and girls from age 1-18 in an attractive rural setting.

  • The Manor School, Abingdon, Oxon

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded day school in Abingdon with fantastic IPI reports (excellent across the board) for kids 2-11 years old.

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