PRINCE GEORGE was spotted pulling faces and sticking his tongue out on Princess Charlotte’s first day of school.
Prince George looked more confident than one year ago as he returned to Thomas’s Battersea school today to start his second year. The six-year-old didn’t hide shyly behind his father this time, but securely walked on Prince William’s side while holding his hand.
And the cheeky prince even pulled faces moments after being welcomed to the building once again by Helen Haslem, head of Thomas’s Battersea lower school.
Snaps show George sticking his tongue through his recent tooth gap and looking around as he walks with his family.
But the little royal’s cheekiness lasted for just a few seconds, and he could be seen composing himself once again as he was walking inside the school.
Prince William drove to Thomas’s Battersea school George, Princess Charlotte and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, to celebrate the four-year-old’s first day of school.
Prince George was spotted pulling faces outside of his school (Image: PA/REUTERS)
Prince George is staring his second year at Thomas’s Battersea school today (Image: PA)
Charlotte arrived on the school’s premises walking hand-in-hand with her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, who was holding her backpack.
Despite briefly hiding behind his mother, Charlotte looked confident when she shook hands with Ms Haslem and ready to kick start her reception year.
The four-year-old can count on her brother to show her the rope, who is said to be very protective of his siblings.
Princess Charlotte was spotted playing with her ponytail (Image: PA)
Royal biographer Penny Junor told Hello! magazine: “Prince George is a very protective and lovely older brother.
“I’m sure he’ll look after his little sister and take great pride in showing her the ropes.”
Thomas’s Battersea school’s curriculum focuses on seven areas of learning, personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, physical development, literacy, Maths, understanding the world and art and design.
Princess Charlotte shaking hands with Ms Haslem (Image: PA)
Thomas’s Battersea school insists on ‘instilling positive dispositions towards learning’ (Image: REUTERS)
The school insists on “instilling positive dispositions towards learning” in its pupil, to make sure they will enjoy studying and take the most out of their school years.
The school’s website states: “We believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning.
“In the Reception year children will play and explore; make choices and learn to have a go and persevere; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy.
“A stimulating environment, including a multisensory outdoor play area, supports the teachers’ planned activities and the children’s own initiatives for learning.”
Princess Charlotte’s best moments so far (Image: EXPRESS)
The school’s ambitious programme comes at the staggering cost of approximately £19,000 per pupil.
However, parents can get discounted rates, depending on how many children attend the school.
If just one child is attending from reception to year 2 (ages 4-7), the cost is £6,429 per term.
Princess Charlotte has officially become a pupil at the prestigious school today (Image: REUTERS)
The cost of George’s fee will go up by nearly £1,000 when he starts year 3, as pupils aged between 7 and 13 pay £7,262-a-year.
A second child attending in the same age group can attend Thomas’s Battersea school for £6,305 per term.
The yearly cost for Charlotte would, therefore, be £18,915, and both children together would cost £38,202.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK