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  • Top marks! Meet our Best Schools Awards Finalists 2022

    After 400 entries, 11 categories and 8 exhausted judges, the results are in! Find out which schools made the grade for a place our inaugural Muddy Stilettos Best School Awards Finals, plus the worthy Highly Commendeds.

  • Prestfelde Prep School, Shrewsbury

    A nurturing and aspirational Shropshire co-ed option, Prestfelde Prep School boasts outstanding academic results, strong music and art, and elite sports.

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    Muddy reviews: Abbey College, Malvern

    Looking for a unique and quintessentially English day and boarding school with a dazzlingly international feel? Abbey College in the stunning Malvern foothills is an academically-driven yet nurturing choice, and something slightly different for your teen scholar.

  • Myddelton College, Denbigh, North Wales

    A go-getter, non-selective co-ed boarding school based in jaw-dropping natural surroundings. Myddelton's emphasis on elite sport and all-rounder credentials are an immediate attraction.

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    King’s Hawford, Worcester

    Looking for a dynamic and nurturing school for ages 2 - 11 with a special Swallows and Amazons feel? This co-ed Prep near Worcester has a fiercely outdoorsy offering with a strong academic record. Read our review here.

  • King’s InterHigh School

    The longest established online school in the UK for kids 7-18 has seen interest rise exponentially since Covid. So what's all the fuss about?

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    Bredon School, Tewkesbury

    A nurturing boarding and day co-ed for ages 7 to 18 located in idyllic countryside, Bredon is a first choice for a holistic education.

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    Cheltenham Prep, Cheltenham

    A gently-selective co-ed with a progressive ethos rooted in deep traditions, this prestigious Prep is an impressive all-rounder in the heart of Regency Cheltenham.

  • Adcote School for Girls, Shropshire

    This small, non-selective school manages to be a triple threat in academics, sports, and pastoral care all at once. The last five years have seen it turn from middle-of-the-road to national contender.

  • Beaudesert Park School, Minchinhampton

    A high-achieving and nurturing co-ed Prep school with a laser focus on pastoral care, all wrapped up in a fairytale Cotswold setting that oozes Swallows and Amazons charm.

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    Hatherop Castle, Cirencester

    A nurturing co-ed day and boarding school with a fierce family ethos and a storybook setting in the Cotswold countryside.

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • Looking for a first, next or new school for your child?

    Then you'll want to read our insider guides to the best schools across England - written with our Muddy editors' expert insight and a parent's intuition.

  • Harrow School online – your prayers answered?

    Combining Harrow's heritage with leading online tech, Harrow School Online offers co-ed learning for ages 16-18. We spoke to the new head for the full lowdown.

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    Kitebrook Preparatory School

    Want an outstanding education for your little uns? Read on for our review of the outstanding Kitebrook Preparatory School.

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    The Downs, Malvern

    Muddy says: We love this vibrant day, weekly, flexi and full-boarding prep, with an impressive 55-acre campus on the side of the Malvern Hills and its own working steam railway!

  • 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.

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    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!

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