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Muddy Best Schools Guide

  • Bryanston Knighton House, Durweston, near Blandford Forum

    All the advantages of a small rural prep – nurturing family feel, individualised learning in an idyllic countryside environment (ponies, orchards, woodlands) – and access to the superb facilities and opportunities at one of the top senior schools in the UK.

  • Wellington School, Wellington

    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

  • Dumpton School, Wimborne

    An excellent co-ed prep that delivers academically without sacrificing the fun of childhood and with an impressive commitment to outdoor learning

  • Bournemouth Collegiate Senior School, Bournemouth

    The only co-ed independent school in the Bournemouth and Poole area is inclusive, diverse and dynamic – and a stone's throw away from the beach

  • Downside School, near Radstock

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

  • Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol

    A super creative, stimulating all-round education for boys and girls in a school with a liberal ethos and where the parents are as much a part of the school community as the pupils

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    Clifton College Upper School, Bristol

    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

  • Sherborne Prep School, Sherborne

    Non-pushy yet achieves academically, strong on music and art and with an innovative approach to sport and fitness.

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    All Hallows Prep School, Cranmore

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

  • Millfield Prep School, Glastonbury

    This famously sporty school isn't only for future Olympians, it's focused on finding brilliance in every child, whatever that might be. The opportunities are there for the taking.

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