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  • Princes Mead School

    Prince’s Mead, Winchester

    Muddy says: British traditionalism meets Scandi modernity at this friendly, inclusive day school. Along with excellent academics, there's a big emphasis here on green living, outdoor learning and a total abundance of bucolic charm.

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    Farnborough Hill

    Muddy says: This all-girls day school located in Farnborough is packed with quirky heritage buildings, excellent academics and is all about building strong independent women for the future.

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    Embley, Romsey

    Muddy says: As well as a brand spanking new name to represent big leaps forward, Embley School in Romsey is a warm, unstuffy environment for kids to utterly thrive in.

  • Farleigh School Andover

    Farleigh School, Andover

    Muddy says: This bucolic Catholic co-ed prep has a strong family vibe, excellent academic results and a real panache for music, drama and the arts.

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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.

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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.

  • St John's College Southsea

    St John’s College, Southsea

    Muddy says: A non-selective day/boarding school for kids aged 2-18 in the heart of Southsea with a strong reputation for consistent academics, sporting achievements and all-round stability.

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    Things to do with the kids this summer

    Stuck on what to do with your children for SIX whole weeks? Don't panic, Muddy has you covered with the best bits of Hants & IoW.

  • Sweetest summer fashion

    There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

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    The best lidos & splash parks

    Get a good dose of Vitamin D and splashy fun with our top picks for outdoor lidos and pools in Hants & IoW.

  • New Forest Activities Canoe Slide

    Canoe believe it?

    Paddles at the ready! Muddy takes to the water on a family canoeing adventure in the New Forest.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

  • Walhampton Slide Menu

    Walhampton School

    Muddy says: This pre- and prep has a strong academic record, lots of wonderfully quirky features for non-conventional kids and even its very own sailing lake.

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