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  • 5 fantastic reasons to learn outdoors

    Studies have proven that outdoor learning boosts behaviour and teaches essential life skills. As Somerhill School welcomes all pupils back after lockdown thanks to its outdoor classrooms, and innovative use of grounds and space, we ask them to tell us more...

  • 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?

  • Russell House School

    A Co-ed prep sitting pretty in Otford village. If you like your schools to have a strong family-feel and the focus on individual learning you’re in the right place.

  • 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 […]

  • To school or not to school?

    It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

  • 10 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.

  • Lockdown wear for little ones!

    Home schooling requires comfy clothes and if you have little ones we think you'll love this cute range of leggings, sweatshirts and tees from Kent-based, Pickle.

  • Fosse Bank School, Hildenborough

    A small, hidden-gem of a prep school, very competitively priced and with one of the best ratios of facility per child that I’ve seen to date.

  • 12 top tips to home schooling

    Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Go, Teach.

  • Sevenoaks Prep School

    For first-class facilities and a great all-rounder education, we had a nosey round this co-ed prep - and this is what we found...

  • 18 Calming Country Walks

    When you need to stay away from crowds, stick to social distancing, but crave some fresh air to keep sane - a country walk is just the tonic.

  • Kid’s play at Little Street

    Take your little one to Little Street and let them get lost in this wonderful world of make-believe safe in the knowledge it's also good for their learning and development. Winning!

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • 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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    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.

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