Prince George to get homework and learn ballet as he enters Year One at £20k London school
Prince George will soon be heading back to school and entering Year One of St Thomas’s Battersea where he will learn ballet as well as take on new subjects such as History and Geography.
Prince George will join the rest of Year One and improve his skills he acquired in Reception, including handwriting, better speech and basic Maths skills.
The five-year-old will have a 35-minute ballet lesson each week and pupils will also have swimming lessons for the first time.
The school’s website says that ballet “develops students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of sounds and musical styles.
“This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to Ballet and other dance genres.”
Prince George can expect more homework, which will be in the form of ten minutes reading each night
The prince’s 35-minute French class will entail greeting and songs and the pupils will be encouraged to speak the language out loud.
If the heir to the throne wishes, he can join the school choir, learn a musical instrument or even do a drama class.
Of course if the Prince does want to pursue drama, he will be able to ask his aunt, the former Suits actress Meghan Markle for advice.
On the school’s website, head of lower school Helen Haslem said: “Children in Year One become increasingly independent and confident and begin to relish the opportunity to tackle new challenges presented to them across the broad curriculum”.
Prince George’s religion classes will include an introduction to the Bible and the New Testament and he will also visit a church and learn about Judaism.
The step from Reception to Year One will mean that Prince George can expect more homework, which will be in the form of ten minutes reading each night and a spelling rule each week.
One year ago, the young prince was greeted by the head of the lower school Ms Haslem when he arrived at the school gates with his adoring father, the Duke of Cambridge.
His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was unable to go to school on the first day due to morning sickness with her pregnancy with Prince Louis.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are often spotted at the school, which is located four miles south of their home in Kensington Palace, for the daily pick-up run.
St Thomas’s Battersea has been described as a school for “cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy”.
The Cambridge family are reportedly enjoying the last days of summer at their Norfolk estate of Anmer Hall.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK