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National School Reviews

  • Stamford Endowed Schools, Stamford (Lincs)

    Wellbeing and creative thinking are at the heart of this progressive, mixed co-ed and single-sex boarding school, where children are taught to stretch their horizons while nurturing community spirit.

  • Beacon Boys

    The Beacon School, Amersham

    Leading single sex prep school in the UK, The Beacon has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.

  • St Edward’s School

    Looking for a city school? St Edward's School in Summertown, Oxford is a corker, with half of the cohort taking the IB rather than A-levels. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

  • Moulsford School, Moulsford

    A highly-regarded boy’s prep school in South Oxon in a stonkingly lovely setting on the Thames, with a strong reputation for sport and extracurricular activities.

  • Repton Prep School

    Set in 55 majestic acres of Derbyshire countryside, this rural co-ed day and boarding school is known for its sporting prowess and all-rounder ethos.Set in 55 majestic acres of Derbyshire countryside, this rural co-ed day and boarding school is known for its sporting prowess and all-rounder ethos.

  • Maltman’s Green School

    Formidable facilities with a particular strength in gymnastics make up this effective 12 acre non-selective girls' day school in leafy Gerrards Cross.

  • Summer Fields School, North Oxford

    A top pre prep and prep day and boarding school for boys with small pupil numbers and whopper facilities, hidden away in 70 stunning acres leading to the Cherwell River.

  • d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

    d'Overbroeck's in Oxford has a first name policy, progressive curriculum, a dedicated Sixth Form campus and a whole clutch of brilliant results. Impressed.

  • CLAIRE COURT JUNIOR BOYS

    Claires Court Junior Boys, Maidenhead

    A unique 'diamond model', Claires Court is a non-selective, family-friendly Berkshire gem for ages 3-18 that's big on values and individuality.

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    Heathfield School, Ascot

    This deliberately small all-girls' school is a stone's throw from Ascot, where boarding is big, opportunities are endless and there are more facilities than you can shake a lacrosse stick at.

  • The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon

    Check out my update on this highly-regarded day school in Abingdon with fantastic ISI reports (excellent across the board) for kids 2-11 years old.

  • Aldwickbury School, Harpenden

    Don't be fooled by the trad appearance of this boys' Prep - it has a relaxed and modern outlook, and teaches kindness and humility alongside a curriculum that propels boys into happy and successful futures.

  • Caldicott School, Farnham Royal

    Set next to Burnham Beeches nature reserve in leafy South Bucks, Caldicott offers a homely atmosphere whilst still nailing it as a top feeder school to Harrow.

  • Bruern Abbey School, Bicester

    The UK's only independent school expressly tailored to helping boys with learning difficulties (like dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia) pass Common Entrance exams, GCSEs, and more. It works!

  • Prestfelde Prep School, Shrewsbury

    A nurturing and aspirational Shropshire co-ed option, Prestfelde Prep School boasts outstanding academic results, strong music and art, and elite sports.

  • Chandlings Prep School, Bagley Wood, Oxford

    Muddy says: A warm, friendly prep school just outside Oxford, set in 60 lovely acres of land. A hidden gem amongst Oxford's more shouty preps - but for how long?

  • Witham Hall School, Lincolnshire

    This rural co-ed prep school for day pupils and boarders has an inclusive, family feel alongside immaculate facilities.

  • Sunningdale School, Ascot

    Sunningdale is a superb family-run day and boarding prep where boys work hard and play hard. It's small, proudly non-selective and incredibly homely.

  • Myddelton College, Denbigh, North Wales

    A go-getter, non-selective co-ed boarding school based in jaw-dropping natural surroundings. Myddelton's emphasis on elite sport and all-rounder credentials are an immediate attraction.

  • King’s 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?

  • St Andrews School Pangbourne exterior

    St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

    This bucolic co-ed prep school in the rolling hills of Berkshire is family-oriented, outdoorsy with great results – and the Duchess of Cambridge raves about it.

  • Sherborne Prep School, Sherborne

    Non-pushy yet achieves academically, strong on music and art and with an innovative approach to sport and fitness.

  • Adcote School for Girls, Shropshire

    This small, non-selective school manages to be a triple threat in academics, sports, and pastoral care all at once. The last five years have seen it turn from middle-of-the-road to national contender.

  • Sherfield School, Hook

    A confident all-rounder and pastorally driven co-ed independent day and boarding school set in 76 acres of rural splendour.

  • The Abbey Senior School

    The Abbey School, Reading

    One of the UK's best girls’ day schools, The Abbey is producing globally-minded young women with a 'can-do-anything' attitude who consistently achieve top marks on results day.

  • Royal High School Bath, GDST

    Inclusive, girl-centered education, strong on science, maths and languages, with chic facilities – and the only school in Bath offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

  • Kimbolton School (Prep School), Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

    Muddy says: A highly-regarded co-ed prep school on the Cambridgeshire border in a beautiful rural setting, known for its amazing facilities, extra-curricular activities and its family-orientated atmosphere.

  • Brooke House College

    A new head with exciting new plans for this co-ed day and boarding school for 11-19 year olds in Market Harborough. The school may be small but it has a huge international intake (60 nationalities) and also boasts a top Football Academy.

  • Moreton Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire

    With a new £1.45m theatre and national lacrosse champions, this nurturing rural boarding and day school has a strong academic record, wonderfully quirky features and even its very own farm smallholding.

  • St Swithun's Winchester

    St Swithun’s Prep, Winchester

    This prep and pre-prep just outside the city centre has a great academic record, but the focus on pastoral care, positive relationships and unique extra-curricular activities means the overall approach is well-rounded.

  • Ludgrove School Wookingham exterior red brick and black beam building with perfect lawn

    Ludgrove School, Wokingham

    Ludgrove is a boys' prep school in Wokingham, that's understated but not under the radar. Homely yet high achieving, it's a place where boys can be boys.

  • Waverley Prep School, Wokingham

    A modern day school in Wokingham for boys and girls, aged 0-11 years. This family focussed prep is ranked highly in the Sunday Times Top 100 for its superb academic record.

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    Twyford Prep School, Hants

    Muddy says: This Hampshire prep is a cosy school with a strong sporting pedigree and an impressive curriculum that encourages creative thinking.

  • Kimbolton School (Snr), Huntingdon

    You'll find 120 acres of glorious grounds and a stunning castle setting at this high-achieving co-ed day/boarding senior school (11-18), with a strong all-rounder rep.

  • 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.

  • Bede's senior school review

    Bede’s Senior School, Upper Dicker, Hailsham

    Muddy says: Fabulous boarding facilities and innovations from a ‘day boarder’ concept to a pupil-run mini zoo help set this senior school apart.

  • Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood

    You'll find 280 acres of fresh air and Art Deco heritage at this high-achieving yet well balanced boys school in Herts' Three Rivers District, a mere 30 minutes from central London.

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    Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook

    Muddy says: This pre-prep and prep school offer a whopping 175 acres of space for kids to run around in while they excel academically.

  • Meoncross slide

    Meoncross School, Stubbington

    Muddy says: This independent co-ed for ages 2.5 - 16, is situated just outside of Fareham with a rural feel and family vibe.

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    West Hill Park School, Fareham

    Muddy says: A happy, romping countryside prep, where children develop in a kind, secure environment & gain regular scholarships to top public schools.

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