Since Prince George began faculty in 2017 the Cambridges have based mostly themselves in London at Kensington Palace, with their kids attending St Thomas’s Faculty in Battersea. However as we speak they’ve introduced Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are beginning at Lambrook Faculty in Berkshire in September because the household make Windsor their base.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have as we speak introduced that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook Faculty in Berkshire from September 2022,” Kensington Palace stated in an announcement not too long ago. “Their Royal Highnesses are vastly grateful to Thomas’s Battersea the place George and Charlotte have had a cheerful begin to their schooling since 2017 and 2019 respectively and are happy to have discovered a faculty for all three of their kids [that] shares an identical ethos and values to Thomas’s.”
The transfer, which a Palace supply stated has been pushed by their want to have as regular a household life as doable, permits William and Kate the chance to supply their kids a extra rural upbringing away from central London and the hustle and bustle of Kensington Palace, which is a well-liked vacationer attraction. They may transfer into Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor property, a four-bedroom property which suggests their nanny Maria Borrallo won’t stay in. Nonetheless, Condominium 1a at Kensington Palace will stay the household’s London dwelling and they’re additionally preserving Anmer Corridor in Norfolk as a rustic property in a transfer that’s prone to entice criticism at a time when the price of dwelling is seeing many households battle.
Lambrook Faculty is ready in 52 acres of Berkshire countryside and takes pupils aged 3 to 13. The annual charges for the subsequent faculty yr are £20,997 for Prince George’s yr group, £19,344 for Charlotte and £13,167 for a full-time nursery place for Louis, though it’s not recognized if the Cambridges will ship their youngest full-time. Prince George will probably be beginning yr 5, Charlotte going into yr three and Louis will probably be within the nursery.
The Good Colleges Information, which offers impartial evaluations of 1,300 faculties throughout the UK, describes Lambrook as “sociable” and “volunteering and charity outstanding.”
“Academics strike steadiness between relaxed and enjoyable however completely in management—unflustered by the hustle and bustle,” the information reads. “Teachers gentler than at pushy native and London preps, however yield efficient outcomes.” The information highlights how the varsity values sustainability, volunteering and charity, with kids planting bushes, accumulating eggs from rescue chickens and tending to vegetable patches. “12 months 7 don’t simply go canoeing on the lakes in Sweden—everybody raises £500 to allow an underprivileged youngster to do the identical (by Teenage Wilderness Belief),” the information states.
Headmaster Jonathan Perry advised the Good Colleges Information, “We would like them to be leaders, need them to be outward-looking. We’d be actually unhappy if our youngsters had been smug so-and-sos.” The information outlines how kids getting into from yr 4 and upwards should full an evaluation and a gathering with households is held to resolve entry for the youthful years. It additionally outlines what number of kids transfer to the varsity from a London prep faculty and that when pupils go away the varsity age 13 they usually go on to prestigious fee-paying secondary faculties reminiscent of Eton or Charterhouse.
Jonathan Perry, Headmaster at Lambrook Faculty, stated: “We’re delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will probably be becoming a member of us this coming September and really a lot look ahead to welcoming the household, in addition to all of our new pupils, to our faculty group.”
City & Nation Contributing Editor Victoria Murphy has reported on the British Royal Household since 2010. She has interviewed Prince Harry and has travelled the world protecting a number of royal excursions. She was the Every day Mirror‘s Royal Correspondent and is a frequent contributor to Good Morning America.