Prince George Can Expect More Homework at School This Year
is scheduled to head back to school early next month, and it looks like the young royal will have a lot to look forward to.
Thomas's Battersea is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 13, and The Good Schools Guide, a U.K. guide that reviews schools, reported that the school has "all the facilities for a broad curriculum."
Last year was George's first year of full-time education, as a "reception year" student. This year, George will settle into more structured learning courses. As the Thomas's Battersea curriculum guide explains, "Year 1 sees the beginning of a more formalized learning program. Children in Year 1 become increasingly independent and confident and begin to relish the opportunity to tackle new challenges presented to them across the broad curriculum."
Prince William with Prince George at Kensington Palace in London shortly before Prince George left for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea.
As Vogue notes, George will take classes like math, English, science, history, geography, and religious studies this year. Special courses include French, music, drama, ballet, and physical education, which features games, gymnastics, and swimming.
Parents Prince William and Kate Middleton will also help out at home, as the school's curriculum guide also mentions that the school values "the importance of a healthy home/school partnership and values the role of parents in the home. It also provides opportunities for them to contribute to the personal and social development of the children through active involvement in the life of the school."
Prince George accompanied by Prince William and Helen Haslem, head of the lower school, on his first day of school.
And George will have some work to do when he gets out of class. Reading homework is sent home every night, and a spelling rule or pattern is sent home each week.
George first started at Thomas's Battersea last year, where he was greeted by Helen Haslem, the Head of Lower School, who escorted the new student to his classroom. Haslem and Prince William walked the tot through the school gates, but Kate wasn't able to join them, as she was expecting the couple's third child at the time, and was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a form of extreme pregnancy nausea.
Kensington Palace hasn't announced if Kate will accompany George to school this year, but it's likely she will, as she was on hand to take pictures of Princess Charlotte when she started nursery school earlier this year.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors