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Muddy Best Schools Guide

  • 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

  • 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

  • Clifton College Upper School, Bristol

    Muddy says: A top co-ed day and boarding school for 13-18 year olds combining a liberal outlook with some quirky public school traditions, set amongst the Georgian townhouses and Victorian villas of Clifton

  • Royal High School Bath, GDST

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

  • Sidcot School, Winscombe, nr Bristol

    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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    Happy Days Nursery, Bath

    Muddy says: A forward-thinking nursery and pre-school which sets out to put the kids at its heart (and really does)

    • Badminton School, Bristol

      Muddy says: A dynamic day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, the school's careful balance of intellectual firepower with common courtesy and support stands its girls out from the crowd

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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!

      • All Hallows Prep School, Cranmore

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

      • Millfield Prep School, Glastonbury

        Muddy says: This famously sporty school isn't only for future Olympians but if you have the potential, the opportunities are there for the taking. Whatever your talent, the school aims to winkle it out and help it flourish

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