Prince George will be quick to show his little sister the ropes next year when Princess Charlotte starts big-girl school for the first time. It’s expected that Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s middle child will join her older brother at Thomas’s Battersea. Young George will be in year two when the little princess begins her next big adventure.
The darling royal is already a student at Willcocks Nursery School, where she started back in January of this year. At the time, the duchess shared two precious snaps of her little one’s big moment.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School,” the caption read.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. pic.twitter.com/dDIOZdA7aM— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 8, 2018
We’re sure Charlotte, who turned three in May, will simply adore life at Thomas’s Battersea. The school upholds a set of core values — kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility, and learning to be givers — and has an impressive record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes. In fact, the Tatler Schools Guide says the “cream of the Battersea crop rises to the likes of Eton and Wycombe Abbey.” The school, which is just a stone’s throw from the family’s royal residence, currently has 544 day pupils, aged between four and 13.
At Thomas’s Battersea, Charlotte will study a diverse range of theoretical and practical subjects, including ballet, drama, music, art, and technology. With language a key part of the curriculum, Charlotte will be learning French before she later moves on to Mandarin. In years four and five, she’ll also have the option to learn Spanish. (Although her super nanny, Maria Borrallo, has already been teaching George and Charlotte Spanish, so we’re sure she’ll ace the course.)
The prestigious school places large emphasis on the character they wish to build for their pupils. The number one rule is “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.
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