Late last year reports suggested the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge had registered Prince George at the
pre-prep Wetherby school, which had educated Prince William
and Harry, but today the Palace announced he will attend
Thomas’s Battersea School.
Located in Battersea, the school is one of the top in London,
and costs £6,110 a term. It’s a mixed prep school for 540
students, and pupils start at age 4 and finish at 11.
The biggest rule of the school is a wonderful one: ‘be
The Sun reported that headteacher Ben
Thomas wrote a letter informing parents about Prince George’s
He wrote: “This is clearly a significant moment for their
family and most certainly for Thomas’s.
“Like so many parents, the Duke and Duchess have put a great
deal of thought into the choice of their eldest child’s first
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The principal was keen to mention that while there may be
security considerations, the Duke and Duchess were keen to
not alter the experience for other students in any way.
In a statement on the school website, Headmaster Thomas
writes: “Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school
entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater
emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness,
courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not
“We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong
sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net
contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and
caring citizens of the world.”
There is further speculation is that Princess Charlotte, 22
months, may attend the kindergarten on site.
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