Princess Charlotte is ‘banned from having a best friend at Thomas’s Battersea as the school doesn’t want any kid to feel excluded’, Jane Moore reveals  – The Sun

PRINCESS Charlotte melted hearts today as she started school – but she won’t be able to make a best friend during her time, it has been claimed.

The young royal, four, looked adorable as she was brought to Thomas’s Battersea by Kate Middleton, 37, Prince William, 37, and Prince George, six, who is starting year three.

Speaking on Loose Women, Jane Moore shared some of her insider knowledge of the exclusive prep school – and its rules.

She said: "It's a really great little school actually for the reasons I think that it really focuses on kindness, it's a really big thing in that school and the pastoral care is amazing.

"There's a policy that if your child is having a party, unless every child in the class is invited you don’t give out the invites in class, which I think is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded.

"There are signs everywhere saying be kind, that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends."

That wasn't the only revelation, with Jane sharing what Princess Charlotte could have experienced today.

She added: "First day they’ll very much bed them in – in terms of getting used to the classroom, playing with play dough and things like that.

"It's a very traditional school in the way that I learned when I went to school in that robust leaning.

"The phonetics of the alphabet and stuff like that which a lot of schools don't do anymore. He will learn to read and write very quickly.

"They've got these really cute reception classes that are sort of different to the rest of the school, a bit like a nursery, tiny chairs."

But it's not only Charlotte who is expected to mingle and make friends with everyone – as her famous parents will also be encouraged to get stuck in to school life.

Jane said: "It's a school that really expects parental involvement.

"The parents are very heavily involved in the school so they [Kate and William] will be as well."

Kate and William are said to be hands-on parents, both regularly spotted doing the school run.

The school charges usually charges £6,429 a term – or £19,287 a year – but Princess Charlotte will only be charged £6,305 a term, or £18,915 a year, as she gets a sibling discount.


The exclusive establishment charges the princely sum of £17K-a-year for their students, which undoubtedly means a good menu.

The sweet four-year-old will not be subjected to turkey twizzlers but instead whole-wheat twisty pasta, Mediterranean couscous and baked smoked mackerel served on a bed of puy lentils.

The fresh menu of organic fruit, vegetables and meat doesn't end there.

Rather than a portion of sloppy shepherd's pie that we were all so accustomed to, she will chow down on a scrumptious-sounding lamb ragout with garlic and fresh herbs paired with organic grated cheese and batons of carrots and cucumber.

And things only get better as we turn our attention to dessert.

Where we suffered through a square of sponge drowned in questionable lumpy custard, the little princess will enjoy a luxury steamed jam and coconut sponge with custard.

Alternatively, wholesome oatmeal and raisin cookies are on the menu along with a fresh banana milkshake.

Thomas's Battersea, which describes itself as a Christian school and is open to children of all faiths, believes in "praise as the greatest motivator".

It is also taught that kindness is as important as academic success.

Art, ballet, drama, ICT, music and physical education are all taught by specialist teachers from a child's first day.

And Charlotte will be expected to start learning French once a week at her new school.

There are around 566 pupils in the school, ranging from the ages of four to 13.

It comes after we revealed adorable photos of Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice for their first day of school.

We recently revealed Prince George will reportedly be showing Princess Charlotte the ropes when she joins him at school.

And the royal siblings reportedly "lean" on each other as play dates with outsiders can be tricky, a royal source has claimed.



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