Prince George's new school is 'chaotic'

Prince George's new school - Thomas's in Battersea - has been described as "busy" and "slightly chaotic" by The Good Schools Guide.

The four-year-old royal - who is the eldest child of Duchess Catherine and Prince William - is set to start school at Thomas's in Battersea in a couple of weeks time and the education establishment has been described as "busy".

A post about the school on The Good Schools Guide reads: "A big, busy, slightly chaotic school for cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy. That is what they want and, to a large degree, that is what they get."

Describing the school's entry requirements, they added: "Mainly at 4. Competitive and oversubscribed. Register as soon as possible, preferably at birth. Assessments in November prior to entry in September the following year. Three applicants for each place offered.

"Up to six boys and girls per hour's session. Looking for children who 'have a measure of confidence, are responsive, sociable, with a light in their eyes'. Sibling priority but not absolutely guaranteed."

It comes after it was revealed Prince George will learn how to be a "giver, not taker" when he starts primary school this year.

Speaking about their main principles in a newsletter posted on the school's website, the headmaster, Ben Thomas, wrote: "Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers.

"We offer a rich and broad curriculum, with Art, Ballet, Drama, ICT, French, Music and PE all taught by specialist teachers from a child's first day in school.

"We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world."

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