For her first day of school, Princess Charlotte will be accompanied by both her mother and father, as well as her older brother Prince George as she heads of to Thomas’s Battersea on Thursday 5th September, the Palace has confirmed. Before going to the school for Charlotte’s first lesson, the young royal family will most likely take part in a short photo-call at the west London-based school.
The young Princess attended Willcocks Nursery in Kensington from January 2018 and now will continue her education at Thomas’s Battersea, where her older brother Prince George is starting his Year Two, while she will be becoming a Reception pupil herself.
It will be a special day for everyone, especially Kate, who missed out on Prince George’s first day in 2017. The Duchess was at the time pregnant with Prince Louis and was suffering from acute morning sickness, making her unable to join Prince George and Prince William on the school run.
The school, which has an outstanding ranking by Ofsted, is for both boys and girl between the ages of 4 and 13. Just like for any other child, the first day of school is always scary, and Princess Charlotte is no different, as she will meet her new teacher and adapt to the new environment. During the year, Princess Charlotte will take on French, Computing, Art, Music, Drama and Ballet.
She will go through multiple handwriting stages, which include drawing, writing scribbles and random letters. The royal and her classmates will also play and explore as well as making “choices and learn to have a go and persevere; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy,” according to the school’s official website.
Earlier this year, the Headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, Simon O’Malley, said the school were “delighted” to welcome the young Princess. In a statement, he said: “We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”