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  • back to school

    Back to school blues? 10 essential survival tips

    A new term beckons and so do the tears. Whether it's early years or teens, it's time for a whole new set of challenges. We find out how to survive (you and them) from parenting coach Julie Cresswell. Don't enter the gates without this A* advice.

  • Beaudesert Park School, Minchinhampton

    An academically-aspiring and high-achieving co-ed Prep school in a fairytale Cotswold setting that champions kind, confident and capable children (tick, tick tick).

  • kids

    Hatherop Castle, Cirencester

    An inspirational and nurturing co-ed day and boarding school with a fierce family ethos and a story book setting in the Cotswold countryside.

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    Should you care about a value-added education ?

    You may have heard about how schools use ‘value-added’ to measure performance but it is an often misunderstood concept. Wycliffe College has spent more than a decade feeling justifiably proud of its value-added output. Here, Sean Dunne, Deputy Head of Wycliffe College, shares his views on the subject.

  • Bredon School

    Muddy says: An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18, situated in gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside, Bredon is certainly one to look out for!

  • Rendcomb Junior School

    Muddy says: An outdoorsy co-ed junior school for ages 3-11 with small pupil numbers but whopper facilities, hidden away in the heart of the Cotswolds.

  • senior pupils sitting on the lawns of Rendcomb

    Rendcomb College Senior School, Cirencester

    Muddy says: It’s in a former stately home, has grounds fit for royalty and fosters happy pupils who achieve all their dreams – this mixed boarding school is like a fairy tale!

  • Main building with fields in front and hills in the distance

    Wycliffe Prep School, Stonehouse, near Stroud

    Muddy says: Looking for a nurturing school with strong academic, sporting and extra-curricular form? This non-hot-housey co-ed for ages 2-13 could be just the ticket.

  • pupils walking in front of Wycliffe Senior School in Stonehouse, sunny day, flag flying, green grass

    Wycliffe College

    Muddy says: A nurturing, co-ed boarding and day school for pupils aged 13 to 18 near Stroud that's big on fostering individualism and helping kids find their niche in life.

  • Is an independent school right for you?

    Choosing a school for your child can be one of the most important decisions of your parenting life, but have you considered going private?

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