Prince George's New School To Teach Royal Toddler Ballet? Everything To Know About Thomas's Battersea
When Prince George attends Thomas's Battersea in September, he's likely to learn ballet in one of his classes. The 3-year-old royal might also have to wear tights and black ballet shoes in his PE classes.
Thomas's Battersea specializes in arts, music, drama, languages and ballet rather than academics. Students are required proper attire in these classes, according to Express.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge do not expect the school to change its policy for Prince George, which means he'll have to comply with the same standards as other children. "They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do," Thomas's Battersea headmaster Ben Thomas told parents in an email announcing that the royals decided to send their first-born and third in line to the British throne in their school.
Thomas's Battersea is a Christian institution but it welcomes families of different faiths, as per Vogue. The school emphasizes on "life development" in balancing academics.
"We are mindful of the fact that our pupils' experience of school and of life at this early age will in large measure shape the adults that they will become," Thomas said. The school also promotes the value of kindness among students.
Prince George will attend lower school until he's seven. Middle school is from seven to 10-years-old, while upper school is from 10 to 13. Thomas's has four other locations apart from Battersea in London: Clapham, Fulham, and Kensington.
From the letter sent to Parents at Prince George's new school (Thomas's Battersea) ahead of last week's announcement. pic.twitter.com/B8vaQQdCYw— Gert's Royals (@Gertsroyals) March 29, 2017
Royal watchers expected the Cambridge family to choose the all-boys school Wetherby for Prince George, given that it's his father's alma mater. The royals surprised everyone when they picked the co-ed private school instead.
Meanwhile, New York Upper East side parents were disappointed Prince George won't attend Wetherby, Vanity Fair reported. Admissions at the school's Central Park location spiked when rumors sparked the toddler prince would be attending the same school in the London branch. They thought their families would have something in common with the royals. Alas, it would not be the case.