Prince George is to join a new private day school where the first rule is to “be kind” and children are discouraged from picking a best friend in case of hurt feelings.
Prince George, aged three, will join Thomas’s, Battersea, in September, as he begins his journey into full-time formal education.
The young Prince will attend the mixed-sex day school, which costs £6,110 a term and has a particular focus on the arts, sports and the importance of outdoor activities.
The school said it was honoured that its aims and values “reflect those that Their Royal Highnesses would like for Prince George’s education”.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education.”
Principals of the school, Ben and Tobyn Thomas, informed parents of their new pupil earlier today, pledging that it would not change as a result of Prince George attendance.
In a message, they told parents: “The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George’s attendance at Thomas’s to change its aims, values or ethos in any way.
“They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do.”