Princess Charlotte looked adorable in her brand new uniform as she arrived for her first day at school with her proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The little royal was dressed in Thomas’s Battersea’s navy and red uniform as she walked through the gates this morning holding her mum’s hand. She arrived with mum, dad and big brother Prince George, who is already a student at the £6,305-a-term private school here.
The Cambridge family were greeted by Helen Haslem, head of the lower school, and William told her his daughter was very excited. She played with her ponytail as her parents shook hands with Ms Haslem.
Charlotte, four, has been attending Willcocks Nursery in Kensington since last January but she’s now making the exciting jump to big school.
It’s an extra special day for Kate as she was forced to miss George’s first day at school in 2017.
George is said to be doing very well at the London school and he’s reportedly just treated like a normal kid, so it’s hardly surprising that Kate and Wills decided to send Charlotte there too. An insider told Vanity Fair : “He’s very popular and has lots of friends, and there’s very little fuss made about who he is.
Either William or Kate do drop off, and they are always very friendly. William particularly loves to have a chat with some of the other parents and he works out with some of the mums at the Harbour Club after drop off. He’s very chatty and amiable. The parent also says that George has been given a cute nickname by his classmates – PG. After Kate and Wills wave Charlotte off, she will join her new classmates, sit down at her new desk and get started with the private school’s packed curriculum – which includes some very exciting subjects .
The school’s website states, we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning. In the Reception year children will play and explore; make choices and learn to have a go and persevere; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy. A stimulating environment, including a multisensory outdoor play area, supports the teachers’ planned activities and the children’s own initiatives for learning. They focus on seven key areas of learning – Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and Language, Physical development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world and art and design.