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  • 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

  • Muddy’s Guide to Summer

    Stuck on what to do with your children for SIX whole weeks? Don't panic, Muddy has you covered with 31 suggestions for the best bits of Kent.

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Talking heads

    We took time out with Therésa Jaggard, who joined Spring Grove as Head in Summer 2020, to discover the five key features she is looking to build on at this family-feel school, positioned just outside the pretty village of Wye.

  • The summer camp that isn’t all about sport

    Spoiler alert: not every kid loves sport. And that's where the holiday camp with glitter make up, giant bubbles, yoga and drama comes in (alongside the archery and football)

  • Oxford Scholastica Academy summer school

    Does your teen hate sporty summer camps, want some independent advice on A-Levels/Degrees, or just need a little pizzazz for their UCAS form? Check out these academic summer schools at Oxford University colleges...

  • Kids: the best thing about summer camp

    Parents and kids are going mad for Ultimate Activity Camps this summer. Could they be the perfect cocktail of outdoor fun and affordable childcare? Take a look for yourself...

  • 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.

  • Man the forts! The best castles in Kent

    Ready for a right royal day out? We've rounded up 12 of the coolest castles in reach of Kent that are open for business. Tiara at the ready, let's go!

  • Book this: Wealden literary festival

    Immerse yourself in all things wholesome with a nature-inspired literary festival that the whole family will love this June!

  • How to Future-proof our kids

    For the next generation, the world - and workplace - will have vastly changed. So we asked headteachers at 9 top Kent schools to give advice on how we can best prepare our children...

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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