Where will Prince George go to school? All you need to know about Thomas’s Battersea
PRINCE GEORGE is preparing to start his education this September, but where are Prince William and Kate sending the future King of Britain to school?
The prince will be attending school at the preparatory Thomas’s Battersea in London.
The school holds 560 pupils in a “busy, thriving, and purposeful” environment where it teaches children to “be kind”.
Prince William and Duchess Kate said that they were both delighted to send their four-year-old – third in line to the throne – this September.
Young George will be give the best start to his formal education at the school, which according to the Tatler School Guide, charges more than £6,000 for a single term.
“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” Kensington palace said in a statement.
The decision to chose Thomas’s Battersea came as a big surprise to royal observers, who hedged their bets on Wetherby School and Wetherby Kensington.
An inside source told the Sunday Express that Kate and William liked the idea of sending George to the Kensington school.
“The Duke and Duchess like the idea of George enrolling at the new smaller school because it is much more discreet than the original Wetherby,” the source said.
Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education
“A few of the pupils at that school in Notting Hill are the children of celebrities so it has always attracted quite a lot of paparazzi.
“Although the children cannot be photographed, there is still a market for pictures of famous parents on the school run.”
After all, both Prince William and Harry attended Wetherby themselves until they turned eight and went to board at Ludgrove School in Berkshire and Eton College near Windsor.
Where is Thomas’s Battersea?
Thomas’s Battersea is located on the southern bank of the Thames right next to Battersea Park and just a 30 minute drive away from Kensington Palace.
All pupils join the school at the age of four and leave when they turn 11 or 13.
The school prides itself on its “record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes” but places an emphasis on “kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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