As the summer holidays draw to a close and a new term approaches, Prince George is preparing to start year one. This academic year will be a little different for the five-year-old with his timetable now including a number of extra subjects alongside the reading, writing and basic maths he learned in reception.
Alongside his fellow pupils at St Thomas’s Battersea - a £20,000 per year private school located four miles from the family's Kensington Palace home - Prince George will take on new subjects such as History and Geography and activities like swimming and ballet classes.
The weekly 35 minute ballet class accompanied by a live pianist is designed to “develop students physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of sounds and musical styles,” the school’s website explained.
In addition to the compulsory timetable of classes, the young royal will also have the opportunity to sign up for choir, learn a musical instrument, or do a drama class.
“Children in Year One become increasingly independent and confident and begin to relish the opportunity to tackle new challenges presented to them across the broad curriculum,” head of lower school, Helen Haslem, wrote on the school's website.
Much like last year, when it comes to school lunches, Prince George will be spoilt for choice. There’s no packed lunch making for the Duke and Duchess as George’s school offers a weekly changing seasonal menu designed by a dietician. With gluten free and vegan options at every meal time, dishes include lamb and apricot tagine, spinach and ricotta tortellini and beef meatballs in an Italian sauce.
See Prince George's first day at school in the gallery below...
Prince George - First day at school - stacked
Prince William could be seen dropping off his son Prince George at Thomas's Battersea prep school in September 2017, pictured here with Helen Haslem, head of the lower school.