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  • Boredom buster! October half-term day trips

    Fancy hopping out of county for the afternoon? Then bundle the kids in the car and head off to one of these sites dedicated to family fun.

  • Scholarship Day, Moreton Hall, Shropshire, Fri Oct 16

    Miss the Virtual Open Day? No worries, check out the Scholarship Guide, read our review and find out more about entry here...

  • Making maths add up for kids

    So the kids are back at school – but who knows how far behind they may be and how to pull them up again? Er, Numerise does! Here’s what you need to know about this clever online maths product.

  • The Parents’ Guide to Surviving Exam Results…

    ...because it's not just the kids who are bricking it on GSCE and A level results days this year!

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Coping with Covid-19: where to go for support locally

    In national mental health awareness week (May 18-24) we've been looking at where to turn to if you have concerns about a child or are in need of bereavement, LGBTQA+ or domestic violence support.

  • Home-schooling: the Muddy Insider’s guide

    Few of us have had any experience of home-schooling our kids, but we know a woman who has - Muddy's very own Muddy Sussex editor Cathy. Here are her tips for the uninitiated.

  • Nurturing Your Teen’s Career Aspirations

    Many Year 11's are now deliberating over where to study for A levels and what subjects to choose. How can a school best support your teen to succeed in today’s workplace?

  • A New Dawn at King’s High School, Warwick

    Take a first look at King’s High School’s beautiful new home and new Shared Sixth Form Centre with Warwick School on the Myton Road Campus.

  • Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Our ed-in-chief was at the launch of The Women’s Business Council's #100waystoworkflexibly project.

  • Happy Little Glampers

    A small family business that turns any sleepover into something more spectacular. Everything is done from the set up to the laundry - this one's not just a treat for the kids!

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