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School Reviews

  • 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

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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.

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    Wellington School, Wellington

    Muddy says: An academic curriculum, an innovative approach to sport and fitness, ace art and music – makes for a genuinely good all-rounder independent school for 2–18 year olds

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    Millfield Prep, Glastonbury

    Muddy says: this famously sporty school isn't only for future Olympians but if you have the potential, the opportunities are there for the taking. Whatever your talent, the school aims to winkle it out and help it flourish

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    Perrott Hill Prep, nr Crewkerne

    Muddy says: this is a small co-ed prep school with stonking views, trad prep values and a 21st century outlook, deep in the Somerset countryside

  • Muddy Best Schools Guide: St Petroc’s, Bude

    Muddy says: I've just endured the 'will we get our chosen school'? bottom-clencher for the first time and I get what a big deal it is to send the kids packing on their educational journey. In the coming months, I'll be featuring some trusted, honest, typically Muddy Guides to Devon's best schools, including some that lurk on the Devon/Cornwall border, like St Petroc's in Bude. Take it away Muddy Cornwall!

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