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  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • St Margaret’s Prep School, Gosfield

    A small, intimate, 'family' oriented prep school, St Margaret's is the perfect option for those looking for a nurturing environment and all-rounder education for their kids.

  • Chigwell School, Chigwell

    Perched on the outskirts of London and fringing the great, green boughs of Epping forest, this selective co-ed is set in 100 acres of prime Essex countryside and offers a holistic approach to education.

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    BRENTWOOD SCHOOL, BRENTWOOD

    Striking an unusual balance between co-ed and single-sex learning, this successful independent delivers history and heart alongside its stellar academic record

  • Ipswich School

    Ipswich School

    This city-based, selective co-ed school for ages 11-18 pulls off the near impossible: amazing results across the board while retaining a happy, creative environment

  • Stowe School

    Stowe School’s life-changing Change 100 project is a go

    Know a truly talented child who could be a future change maker? The illustrious Stowe School in Bucks is embarking on a hugely ambitious, altruistic project to help fund 100 student places a year for those who desperately need it.

  • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

    If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

  • Stoke College, Suffolk

    Exciting times ahead for this pastorally-strong non-selective secondary day and boarding school with brand new owners, future development plans and an impressive new head.

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

  • How to elevate everyone’s October half-term

    Yep, half-term has crept up on us, too. But rather than climb the four walls (again), here's your ultimate guide to beating boredom and surviving the school holidays this month

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • exam results Essex

    The parent’s guide to surviving exam results…

    ...because it's not just the kids who will be bricking it on the GCSE and A level results days this year, right?

  • Kitesurfing

    Where to get your water sports fix this summer

    Nothing beats that first sun-kissed wash of water hitting your toes, but the Big Blue is more than just a holiday fling. From windsurfing and wakeboarding to SUP yoga and wild swimming, these Essex waterways are making a splash in the world of fitness, too

  • Children's books

    10 books for younger kids

    Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

  • Ipswich Prep School

    Ipswich Prep School

    This selective co-ed day school (for ages 3 - 11) in Ipswich strikes the perfect balance between impressive academics and a pastorally strong, nurturing vibe

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • 18 new-season buys for kids for under £25

    Don't let your kids' sartorial standards slip as much as yours have this spring with our edit of corona cash friendly buys for little ones

  • Living in lockdown with teens – eek!

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

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