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    Muddy says: Children can be children at this co-ed prep and brand new nursery with Scandi-style facilities and more, set in 100-acre of parklands overlooking the city

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    Walk off the excesses of Christmas and New Year with eight bracing perambulations – plus pitstops en route to keep you going

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    Muddy says: It's a Quaker school but you don't have to be a Quaker – or even religious – to come to this progressive, outward-looking school which values independent thinkers of all abilities

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    Sidcot Junior School, Winscombe, nr Bristol

    Muddy says: This independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-11, founded on Quaker principles, is inclusive, unpretentious, grounded – and fun

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    Perrott Hill Prep, nr Crewkerne

    Muddy says: This small co-ed prep school combines traditional prep values with a 21st century outlook, has its own literary festival – and just sent a balloon into space!

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