The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Muddy Best Schools Guide

Muddy Best Schools Guide #6: Bosworth College

3 Jan 2017

What, Where?

Bosworth Independent College is an international day and boarding school for children aged 14 -19 years, based in Northampton on the road heading from town to Brixworth/Market Harborough (A508). Who knew? Well I didn’t, and I’ve driven past there a few times and had no idea it was there (*message to self, stop drive-dreaming)! The College is proud of its cosmopolitan community of British students working alongside both European and International students, and I have to say, I met a fair few of them on my visit, all looking like they were…well like they were having fun, now you mention it.

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Muddy Best Schools Guide #5: Bloxham School

14 Nov 2016

Hero over in Muddy Oxon/Bucks visited Bloxham School back in February last year, and since then exam results have come in, kids have joined and moved on, facilities have improved and all that jazz. So here is an updated review of the school for any of you are considering it as a possible contender for your kids.

What? Where? Bloxham School is a co-ed day/boarding for kids 11-18 in the pretty village of – where else?

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Muddy Best Schools Guide #4: Sibford School Banbury

14 Nov 2016


What? Where? Sibford School is a 3-18 co-ed day and boarding school set in more than 50 acres of grounds near Banbury, North Oxfordshire. Yeah, you read it right, 50 flippin acres!  Originally established in 1842 for Quaker families, the school retains its Quaker ethos of seeking ‘that of God in everyone’ (ie finding the good in all children, though good luck with my lot) though you don’t have to be religious to come here.

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Muddy Best Schools Guide #3: Quinton House School,

9 Oct 2016

What, Where? Quinton House School is an independent day school for happy children aged 2 -18. I say happy, because it was play time when I arrived, and the level of laughter bouncing off the walls and woodland had me wishing myself back to school in a jiffy (and I very rarely do that). The school is pretty and set in 31 acres of land (which is a hidden gem behind a residential area.

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Muddy Best Schools Guide #2: Beachborough School, Nr Brackley

17 Jun 2016

My second school review, and it’s a beaut (if I say so myself!). If you have kids between two and thirteen, read on.


What? Where? Beachborough is a bucolic prep school at Westbury Manor, tickling the Northants, Bucks and Oxon borders, and perfectly positioned for those around Bicester, Buckingham, Banbury (or further if you don’t mind the drive). Co-educational with a 50/50 boy/girl split with 363 pupils this year (just about capacity), it’s set in 35 acres of frankly gorgeous grounds.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
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