“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident Prince George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the palace said in a statement.
The £6,385-a-term (approximately $7,953) school currently has 544 day pupils, aged between 4 and 13. But that’s not all you need to know about George’s impending schooling...
1. His uniform will cost the couple an arm and a leg.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will have to fork out upwards of $466 for the third-in-line’s John Lewis-designed uniform. As he’ll be starting in the chilly months, Prince George will need a jacket, $52, a red long-sleeve shirt, $15, navy Bermuda shorts, $37, a crested jumper, $31, a school rucksack, $16, socks, $18--and those are just the winter basics.
He’ll also need to have sports gear, a painting smock, and a ballet uniform, which brings us to our next point…
2. He’ll be channelling his inner Billy Elliot.
That’s right! Our favorite little Prince will be taking up ballet as part of the extra-curricular activities on offer.
While we’re already picturing pirouettes and arabesques, he’ll also have the option to take up drama, music, art, and technology.
3. He’ll be getting his passport stamped a fair few times.
Prince George’s top-notch education will take him global, with trips both inland and overseas as his learning progresses. Along with regular excursions to the most historic sites London and surrounding cities have to offer, Prince George will have the option to take a trip to Northern France in his 6th year and a geography tour to Wales.
A recent sports tour took a group of boys to Brazil, so it seems the sky’s the limit for the soon-to-be 4-year-old.
4. He'll be taking French lessons.
With language a key part of the curriculum, Prince George will be learning French before he later moves on to Mandarin. In his 4th and 5th years, he’ll also have the option to learn Spanish.
Perhaps his beloved grandma Queen Elizabeth II, who’s fluent in French, can help him with his homework!
5. Best friends will be discouraged.
The prestigious school places large emphasis on the character they wish to build for their pupils. The number one rule is not “no hat, no play," but rather “be kind." It is for this reason that students are discouraged from having best friends, so as to not ostracize others.
“We expect pupils at Thomas’s to be kind; to be good friends to those around them, always on the lookout for those in need of a word of encouragement or a listening ear. We expect our pupils not just to tolerate but to celebrate difference, including faith, beliefs, and culture,” reads the school’s core values.
Prince George will begin school in September later this year. We can't wait to see him all decked out in his adorable uniform!
This post was written by Katie Skelly. For more, check out our sister site Now To Love.