Princess Charlotte can’t wait to be at ‘big school’ with Prince George

The four-year-old will be joining her elder brother at Thomas’s Battersea next week.
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Princess Charlotte reportedly can’t wait to start “big school” with her elder brother Prince George, who will be joining him at Thomas’s Battersea on September 5th.

According to a close source who spoke to People, four-year-old Charlotte “can’t wait to be with George at big school.

“She’s so excited about it.”

With two years at the private $34,400-a-year school already under his belt, (this year he’ll be starting Year 2) six-year-old George is reportedly looking forward to showing his sister the ropes.

“They are close in age, and they spend so much time together,” the insider reveals.

“Playdates [with outsiders] can be tricky, so they learn to lean on each other.”

According to an insider Princess Charlotte can’t wait to go to “big school” with Prince George. (Image: Matt Porteous via @KensingtonPalace)

Thomas’s Battersea is just a hop and a skip from Kensington Palace, with Charlotte starting in the Reception program – which comes before Year 1.

Before starting at Battersea next week, the young royal had been attending Willcocks Nursery School since January 2018.

And while he may only be six, Year 2 at Thomas’s Battersea is set to already be jam-packed with an array of subjects for George, with the curriculum including core subjects such as maths, English, science, history and geography, alongside subjects like religious studies, French, computing, art/design technology, music, drama, PE and ballet.

“The curriculum presented in Year 2 reflects the increased ability of the children, both academically and socially,” explains the Head of Lower School, Helen Haslem on the school’s website.

“It sees the completion of the basic skills in literary and numeracy in Key Stage 1. Individual strengths and talents begin to emerge, which you will undoubtedly begin to see.

“The children are asked to become more responsible in Year 2; this may start with children recording their own homework in their diaries,” she continues.

“This increasing independence allows for a smooth transition to the Prep School.”

Prince George is set for a busy year in Year 2 with an array of subjects. (Image: Getty)

And while he may be the future King, not even he can escape homework.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have to oversee that George completes 10 minutes of reading homework every night.

He’ll also occasionally be sent home with number bonds, times tables, a written or creative activity and a vocabulary list.

Along with his weekly language and music classes, Prince George will also attend a 40-minute drama class, which aims to teach communication skills, self-expression and empathy.

In fact, empathy and kindness is core value of the school, with the school’s website stating: “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.”

With her loving big brother there already, who’s known as George Cambridge at school, it’s no wonder Princess Charlotte is excited to attend too.

When Princess Charlotte started her first day of nursery school in January 2018, Duchess Kate shared two adorable photographs of the young royal on her first day, and we have our fingers crossed we’ll get another couple of snaps this time around – perhaps with big brother George?

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