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    All Hallows Prep School, Cranmore

    Muddy says: Small co-ed prep school with a family feel, very good results, Famous Five forest school and a cutting edge design studio

  • 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!

  • October half term and Halloween guide

    20+ things to do to keep the kids busy over October half term: from jump scares and pumpkins to changing the world

  • Downside School

    This Catholic day and boarding school with Benedictine values may be steeped in history and tradition but is keeping ahead of the game

  • Monkton Combe Prep School, Bath

    Muddy says: A Prep and Pre-Prep with Nursery/Kindergarten where the teaching is ambitious within a gentle pastoral setting, they keep alpacas and design their own racing cars

  • Royal High Prep School GDST, Bath

    Muddy says: A caring, family-based all-girls prep school and nursery in Bath, with its own skills-based holistic curriculum, where every girl will find her niche

  • Wellington School, Wellington

    Muddy says: An academic curriculum, an innovative approach to sport and fitness, ace art and music – all makes for a genuine good all-rounder independent school for 3–18 year olds

  • Monkton Combe Senior School, Bath

    Muddy says: A co-ed day and boarding school where failure is valued, pupils write their own school reports and personal development is as important as the excellent academics

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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.

  • Best kids’ movies this summer

    With the weather a bit unpredictable, it's a good week for a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

    • If you go down to the woods today…

      You really are in for a big surprise. At the Hidden Woods outdoor activity centre there's 80 acres of forest to explore, with rope swings, dens, mud kitchens, bushcraft, campfires – and a Treebog loo

    • Summer hols guide

      What's on for big and little kids in and around Somerset and slightly beyond throughout July and August

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