he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have disclosed that their three youngsters are to attend a brand new faculty in Berkshire.
Kensington Palace introduced that Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, seven — who’ve left Thomas’s College in Battersea — and Prince Louis, 4, are becoming a member of Lambrook College in Winkfield Row close to Bracknell.
They are going to begin on the impartial preparatory faculty on September 8. Lambrook has 560 pupils aged between three and 13 and practically 190 members of workers. It describes itself in its prospectus as a Christian faculty that encourages pupils to take an energetic position in supporting a spread of charitable causes.
Based in 1860, Lambrook is about in 52 acres of lovely countryside, with a croquet garden, and outdated tyres hanging from bushes for kids to swing in.
The prospectus says pupils be taught “that with privilege comes duty”.
The Unbiased Colleges Inspectorate reported: “The varsity is extremely profitable in fulfilling its intention to offer the very best commonplace of training for its pupils.”
It went on: “It offers an excellent big selection of curricular and extra-curricular alternatives and wonderful educating, each of which enthuse and have interaction all of the pupils, enabling them to attain excessive educational requirements and getting ready them extraordinarily nicely for his or her future senior colleges.”
The varsity announcement comes because the Cambridges transfer to their new essential residence, Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, which has been in the royal household since 1831. The home is a mile from the Queen’s base, Windsor Citadel — the brand new “royal hub” as Buckingham Palace is having a significant restoration.
Additionally it is simply 40 minutes down the M4 to Bucklebury, the place Kate’s mother and father Michael and Carole Middleton dwell.
Lambrook’s motto is “Feather to Fly”. The prospectus says: “Once they (the pupils) depart us, they unfold their wings and take flight, leaving Lambrook as assured, completely happy, partaking, mature, thoughtful and considerate younger adults who’re outward wanting international residents.”
It’s understood that Prince William and Kate, who have been each privately educated, have been eager for the varsity to be co-educational.
Their youngsters can be day pupils, although there are additionally boarders. The varsity has 4 homes: Alexander, Athlone, Dewar and Goodhart and prices as much as £7,000 a time period. Louis’s age group, pre-preparatory (for 3 to seven yr olds), prices £4,389 full-time per time period.
Charlotte and George’s charges for preparatory faculty are £6,999 a time period.
Weekly boarding is offered for years three to eight and prices £1,481 — with 75 per cent of the prep faculty benefiting from it in a roundabout way as versatile boarding is obtainable.
Many faculty leavers go on to prestigious secondary colleges resembling Eton School, William’s old style, and Marlborough School the place Kate boarded.
Tatler mentioned Lambrook head Jonathan Perry was “one among a sort” and the varsity has “an actual outside tradition: little ones have wellies and waterproof all-in-ones to allow them to romp freely by way of the 52 acres”.