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Muddy Best Schools Guide

  • Headington School, Oxford

    This smart, selective all-girls' day school is a stone's throw from Oxford city centre, and offers the option to board as well as more facilities than you can shake a stick at.

  • Queen Anne’s, Caversham

    Muddy says: A dynamic girls' day and boarding school that's revolutionising the way teens are taught. Set in 34 acres it boasts 'wow' facilities, results and a cool sixth form centre.

  • St Edward’s School

    Muddy says: Looking for a city school? St Edward's School in Summertown, Oxford is a corker, with more than half of the cohort taking the IB rather than A-levels. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

  • Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

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

  • Summer Fields School, North Oxford

    Muddy says: A top pre prep and prep day and boarding school for boys with small pupil numbers and whopper facilities, hidden away in 70 stunning acres leading to the Cherwell River.

  • 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.

  • Headington Prep School, Oxford

    A stone's throw from Oxford city centre, Headington Prep is a smart, selective, bijoux all-girls' school that handily feeds into the super-popular Senior school across the road.

  • St Hugh’s School, Faringdon, South Oxon

    Muddy says: A warm, friendly, non-selective co-ed day and boarding school in gorgeous grounds in rural South Oxfordshire.

  • d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

    d'Overbroeck's in Oxford has a first name policy, progressive curriculum, a dedicated Sixth Form campus and a whole clutch of brilliant results. Impressed.

  • 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.

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