Only days before Prince George is to start school at Thomas’s Battersea, the school is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
A local resident took it upon herself to test the future king’s school and the school’s security, or lack of, was “astonishing”.
Sarah Burnett-Moore, 54, filmed herself walking throughout the school after the gate and main entrance door were left open. A surprising find considering Prince George will be at the school starting Thursday.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Burnett-Moore said: “I could have walked in with an IED and set it to go off on Thursday.
“I live just 200 metres from the school and myself and lots of neighbours are worried about the security implications as the Prince’s presence will make the area a target for attacks.”
Although insiders have hushed over worries as a well-planned security plan will be in effect the moment young George’s feet touch ground. The plan will cover the security of Prince George as well as his other students.
Major renovations have been underway on Thomas’s throughout the summer, including a sprucing up of the communal areas and a larger dining room.
Burnett-Moore did understand that the school was still closed for summer holidays as she took her jaunt down the halls, but still found that she would walk past reception to a classroom past the builders and the whole ordeal was “rather worrying”.
Thomas’ Battersea has been described as “the best English education money can buy” by The Good Schools Guide. Which also goes on to read: “Plenty of opportunities for pupils to excel but withdrawn types might find it all somewhat overwhelming.”
Thomas’s Battersea touts it’s 19 languages spoken as it celebrates and “appears to make the most of this range of different cultures.”
The school has a number of locations through out London for children ages four to 13. “In each school, we aim to offer the highest academic standards, set within a broad and rich curriculum, which inspires enjoyment, learning and achievement,” says their website.
“We expect every member of the schools’ communities to ‘Be Kind’.”