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« Reply #440 on: March 24, 2017, 05:25:48 pm »

Kate and William choose £6,000-a-term Thomas's School in Battersea for Prince George - NOT following in his father's footsteps

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« Reply #441 on: March 24, 2017, 06:10:59 pm »

The article says that they will be sender by George to the school Battersea, not the one which is far, far nearer their home at KP. Why?   huh

Too many parents leaking stories to the press, maybe?

It's all very odd.
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« Reply #442 on: March 24, 2017, 06:23:58 pm »

Not odd. They're paying, they get to choose. It's not automatically the nearest school in that situation.
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« Reply #443 on: March 24, 2017, 06:46:56 pm »

Strange that this is a trending topic on UK twitter IMO   blink

Prince George's new school

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7sgt98XgAEzl4_.jpg:large

Message on Prince George's new school's website: "The Thomas's website is receiving a very high volume of traffic".

https://twitter.com/BBCPeterHunt/status/845315147988119552

St Thomas's School in Battersea is in the heart of what's known locally as #nappyvalley - a very aspirational, middle class area of London

https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/845304907380994050

Fees for St Thomas's are around £6,000 a term and it is co-educational - 540 pupils from four to 13. Interesting choice for #princegeorge
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« Reply #444 on: March 24, 2017, 07:40:26 pm »

^^Yes, and we all know how hard William works to earn the money to 'pay' for their lifestyle.... bored3
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« Reply #445 on: March 24, 2017, 07:51:23 pm »

Maybe they want it far away so WIlliam and Kate can play normal and avoid work.
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« Reply #446 on: March 24, 2017, 08:45:05 pm »

The article says that they will be sender by George to the school Battersea, not the one which is far, far nearer their home at KP. Why?   huh

Too many parents leaking stories to the press, maybe?

It's all very odd.

The Battersea school is far better than the Kensington one.
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« Reply #447 on: March 24, 2017, 09:43:08 pm »

St Thomas's is a feeder school for Eton and also for other public schools like Marlborough, Kate's old school. The school also runs Montessori programmes for toddlers from the age of two and a half so they can pop Charlotte, who will be three next May, in there next year if they wish.

However, St Thomas's is co-educational and that's probably its main attraction for the Cambridges, as Charlotte will be able to attend the same school as her brother in future. It all cuts off at 13 so they will then split the siblings up and George may well go to Eton at that age as his father did, while Charlotte could go on to Marlborough or somewhere else.
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« Reply #448 on: March 24, 2017, 11:32:17 pm »

I had no idea dianab that the Battersea school was better than the Kensington one.

You always learn something on this forum. Historical or otherwise.
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« Reply #449 on: March 24, 2017, 11:43:46 pm »

^ Who says it's 'better' than the Wetherby School at Kensington? Both are fee paying schools in London catering for the small children of the upper middle classes and aristocracy. They have different programmes but both aim for the under twelve years old slice of the London metropolitan educational market. Kate's obviously a fan of the Montessori method of education, and that and the fact that St Thomas's is co-educational, probably tipped the scales in favour of this school, as the Cambridges probably want both their children educated together for as long as they can.
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« Reply #450 on: March 25, 2017, 01:00:27 am »

Thommas's Battersea school is considered to be better than Thommas's Kensington school. Many Chelsea and Kensington parents favor the Battersea school over the Kensington one. Battersea is considered a very good place for primary schools.
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« Reply #451 on: March 25, 2017, 01:22:51 am »

I think Kate chose this herself since she is clearly not comfortable among the upper classes. She likes to be around people from a similar background and she clearly wants someone at that school that will be impressed by her if only for her title. I don't blame her for wanting to be in her comfort zone, but yet again, she never should have gone after William if she wasn't going to be comfortable around his set. George should be around kids who will be his courtiers and he shouldn't be in an environment where his presence will cause disruption. Why can't Kate stop this intermingling between her comfort zone and where she belongs by virtue of her title and accept that the mainstream part of her life is over?
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« Reply #452 on: March 25, 2017, 01:40:55 am »

I know that people are speculating that George will follow William to Eton but as Marlborough is co-ed these days it is just as likely that they may choose to send both of the children there if they decide on a boarding school at all.

There are some excellent day private schools in London that they could choose as well meaning the children will spend more time at home and be raised more by their parents and nannies rather than as William and Kate were - by their boarding schools only having around 12 weeks a year with their parents (or if they separate like Charles and Diana around 6 weeks a year with each parent).
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« Reply #453 on: March 25, 2017, 01:59:32 am »

Wonder how many parents now trying to get their kids in that school

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« Reply #454 on: March 25, 2017, 03:29:31 am »

Schools like this often have long waiting lists and it is probable that they waited until next year's intake was full before announcing this decision. They may even have a full list for the next three to four years making it harder for social climbers to get their darling daughters there in the next few years. More likely parents of daughters to be born next year or the year after that may make the effort.
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« Reply #455 on: March 25, 2017, 05:10:50 am »

^Kate herself would know all about that strategy, wouldn't she? She's certainly no stranger to title chasing via school.
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« Reply #456 on: March 25, 2017, 09:06:39 am »

^Exactly. Kate shouldn't be snobbish about social climbers seeing as that's essentially what her and her family have always been - chasing William first through school and then university.
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« Reply #457 on: March 25, 2017, 10:21:04 am »

What I find most odd is that they have spent all their time trying to copy bill medd  as a toddler with his old fashioned clothing, following lots of "what Diana did", and etc.  Yet they don´t want to send him to Wetherby, the school where Diana sent bill medd and horrid haza.  Breaking the mould?  Seems just really strange to me, they want to copy the life of bill medd but not send sprog I to his old school.  Hmmm.
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« Reply #458 on: March 25, 2017, 01:44:32 pm »

-^

Always hidden and suspect agendas behind these decisions and everyone knows it too.
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« Reply #459 on: March 25, 2017, 02:43:22 pm »

Somewhere somehow mothers of little girls are thinking of possible grand marriage with Prince George

And mothers of little boys think of a future match with Princess Charlotte.
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