There a lot of changes for the Cambridges’ as they move back to London so the Duke and Duchess may support Her Majesty. One of those changes is Prince George heading to Thomas’ Battersea.
On Prince George’s first day of classes at the school, which is a good 30-minute drive should traffic corporate, his parents will be by his side.
Most four-year-olds are bound to be nervous on this day, and Prince George gets to do the whole thing complete with the media capturing his every move!
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge had always expressed they want to be hands on parents, even holding off on a night nurse with Prince George but caving to the lure of extra sleep when Princess Charlotte was born.
In January 1987, Diana, Princess of Wales was left to take Prince William for his first day at Wetherby after Prince Charles was stuck in a snowstorm. By the time it was Prince Harry’s turn to head to school, both Charles and Diana were able to make it.
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 Which also goes on to read: “Plenty of opportunities for pupils to excel but withdrawn types might find it all somewhat overwhelming.”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’.”
George and his fellow classmates won’t be the only fresh faces at the school, Headmaster Simon O’Malley is new, having previously been Headmaster of Wellesley House School in Kent for 11 years.
O’Malley is also rated by The Good Schools Guide as “Ambitious and enthusiastic; generated an energy and buzz about his previous school. Much-liked and respected by parents”.