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  • Debate: single-sex schools

    Got a son and wondering about schooling? We wade into an age-old debate. Is single-sex school education best? (Discuss).

  • Why schools NEED music

    Think the core subjects are all that matters? This head teacher's words might make you think again...(she's even got Einstein on her side)

  • ‘Growth Mindset’: explained

    Are these the 2 most important words in education? Find out what this phrase actually means for your kids...

  • Muddy Best Schools Guide: Sutton Valence Prep School

    SUTTON VALENCE PREP SCHOOL, NR MAIDSTONE What? Where? Sutton Valence Prep School is a co-educational day prep school in Chart Sutton, just south of Maidstone, in a wonderful countryside setting, not far from the Senior School of the same name. The original building, above, is a grand red brick mansion and the rest of the school […]

    • Muddy Best Schools Guide: Bethany School, Goudhurst

      BETHANY SCHOOL, GOUDHURST What? Where? Bethany school is a wonderfully rural, independent secondary school for pupils aged 11 – 18 in Goudhurst, near Cranbrook, in the picturesque Weald of Kent. A non-selective school, which is big on pastoral care and space and small on class sizes. It’s a co-educational school with 345 kids (242 boys, 103 […]

    • Is single school education best? (discuss)

      The single sex versus co-ed school debate. People feel strongly about it don’t they?! As someone with an older brother and therefore constantly around boys as a tween, I loved the escape of my all girl’s school, where I could parade my dodgy hair and spots in peace. But I know even from my own […]

      • Muddy Best Schools Guide: Saint Ronan’s School

        SAINT RONAN’S SCHOOL, HAWKHURST What? Where? Saint Ronan’s is a bucolic prep school, set in a stonking 249 (frankly gorgeous) acres of Tongswood Estate, in Hawkhurst and perfectly positioned for Cranbrook, Goudhurst and just over the border in East Sussex (or further afield if you don’t mind the drive or live in one of the […]

      • Ask the expert: 8 great illustrated children’s books

        With a new school year on the horizon it’s the perfect time to fire up your mini muddies imaginations with this list of the best illustrated books compiled by Holly Millbank founder of Fat Fox a fab new independent book publishing company – based right here in Kent. Come now, let the wild rumpus start! Publisher, […]

        • Family fun at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham

          Crikey, the summer holidays have screamed by. Before I know it I’ll be hosing down the kiddies before waving them off at the school gates and kicking my heels in delight. But there’s a teensy bit of me that is already mourning all the many things I promised myself I’d take time off work to […]

        • Medieval madness at Leeds Castle

            And I thought the biggest battle this Half Term would be between my Mudlets – over who has the master controller for the Wii computer or who was ‘breathing too loudly while eating breakfast’. But no, there’s been some proper legitimised, fighting going on over at Leeds Castle. Fully armoured knights battling it out […]

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