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  • St John’s, Sidmouth

    An international day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-16 located on a hill overlooking the sea in the safe, seaside town of Sidmouth. Non-selective, non-pressure and pastorally excellent, there’s a strong family feel.

  • Halloween & half term sorted!

    No need to fear, Muddy is here! We've got your little darlings' Halloween and half-term covered with 24 spookilicious days out in Devon.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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    Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon

    Muddy says: A co-ed prep and senior school set in 90 acres, with a distinguished 400 year history steeped in trad values and modern teaching; the Blundell's blend works.

  • Students sing to save the planet

    Is your child kept up at night worrying about climate change? Here's how girls from one Devon school have decided to get vocal.

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • Sweetest summer fashion

    There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

  • West Buckland School, Barnstaple

    Muddy says: A nurturing, non-hothousey co-ed day and boarding school in bucolic North Devon with acres of healthy air coast and countryside on its doorstep.

  • Hey parents, leave those kids alone!

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead. Veteran teacher (and mother of three) Esther Wojcicki on why being a ‘panda mum’ is the way forward.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

    • Eat, Bray, Love

      Looking for a heehaw-some day out with the kids? Hoof it over to The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.

    • Easter round-up

      Warning: may contain chocolate! Here's my round-up of 20+ cracking Easter events for the Muddies.

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      Kingsley School, Bideford

      This co-ed all-through school in Bideford, with an excellent Learning Support Centre, is warm, caring and fun above all; and with happy kids comes excellent results.

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      Half Term Ahoy!

      Your indispensable guide to surviving the hols (which snuck up on us, don't you think?)

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