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  • Hurst College, Hurstpierpoint

    Muddy says: One of the best-known schools in Sussex, set on a large site, with excellent exam results and a ‘have a go’ ethos that seeks to enthuse pupils to excel beyond their books.

  • Homeschooling: The Muddy inside guide

    So. The kids are off school indefinitely thanks to coronavirus. You're at home indefinitely thanks to coronavirus. Here's your insiders guide to surviving homeschooling.

  • Your best Mother’s Day

    Put down the petrol-station bouquet. Step away from the £2.99 box of chocolates. Here's how to wow Mum this Mother's Day. (If you're Mum, it's absolutely fine to print this out and leave it around the house, email it to everybody's phone, and have it open on all your browsers.)

  • Your Muddy Spring Festival Guide

    It might be a bit early in the year for denim hotpants and wellies, but all of these Sussex festivals will get you in the Glasto mood without staying up all night clicking refresh on ticket ballots.

  • Where to find ‘Flower Rain’ in Sussex

    Heard of the Japanese concept of Hanami? Meaning 'flower viewing', it's the practice of observing and enjoying the seasonal blossom of Spring. Here's our pick of Sussex blossom hotspots.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Roedean School, Brighton

    Muddy says: A creative and progressive all-girls school in stunning surroundings with sensational facilities, strong academic results and a holistic and nurturing ethos.

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

  • Win 4 x tickets to Fishers Adventure Farm Park!

    There's plenty of action indoors and out at this school holidays saviour, from rides to soft play, magic to animal meet and greets

  • Our Lady of Sion School review

    Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing

    Muddy says: An outward-looking all-through school in the heart of Worthing with good community links, a particular strength in science and competitive fees.

  • Zog live on stage Q&A

    Find out more about the puppetry, live action and musical show Zog, swooping into Sussex in Feb

  • The Prebendal School, Chichester

    Muddy says: Linked to neighbouring Chichester Cathedral as a choir school yet with a cosy, family feel, Prebendal stands out for music and wrap-around care and takes some lessons to the beach.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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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.

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