Lambrook School: Inside $23K-a-year school where William and Kate will send George, Charlotte and Louis
The young royals will receive top-notch facilities at Lambrook, including a swimming pool, sports facilities, and ICT facility costing $7 million
The Adelaide Cottage in Windsor's Home Park will soon become the new home of Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three kids, Louis, 4, Charlotte, 7, and George, 9. The children of the Cambrides will enroll at Lambrook School, which is close to Ascot in September.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "hugely grateful" to Thomas's Battersea for giving George and Charlotte a "happy start to their education," according to a statement from Kensington Palace. They were also "pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas'."
A royal source claimed that because William and Kate prioritize George, Charlotte, and Louis, their present Kensington Palace home sometimes feels "a little bit of a fishbowl." The source stated: "This is very much a decision that two parents have made to give their children the 'most normal' start possible. Kensington Palace can be a little bit of a fishbowl. They wanted to be able to give George, Charlotte and Louis a bit more freedom than they have living in central London. It's very much a decision that's been led by the kids."
The Queen granted the family permission to lease the four-bedroom, Grade II-listed Adelaide Cottage from the 19th century, which is owned by the Crown Estate. William and Kate will use their own personal finances to purchase the home at market value. Prior to the start of the next academic year, the Cambridge family will relocate.
Lambrook School's headmaster, Jonathan Perry, stated, "We are delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcoming the family, as well as all of our new pupils, to our school community." The young royals will initially attend the school, which also offers boarding, as day students.
Fees for students in Reception throughout Year 2 like for Louis will cost $5,165 each term, students in Years 3-4 like for Charlotte will cost $7,588 per term, and students in Grades 5-8 like for George will cost $8,238 per term. At Lambrook, they will have access to first-rate amenities like a swimming pool, sports fields, and a brand-new academic and ICT facility worth $7 million. While Louis will begin a full-time study, George and Charlotte have departed Thomas's Battersea in London.
Principal of Thomas's London Day Schools Ben Thomas stated, "We would like to thank George, Charlotte and all of our leaving pupils for upholding the school's values and for their many contributions to school life throughout their time at Thomas's. We wish them every happiness and success at their next schools and beyond."
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, William and Kate's full-time nanny, will relocate away for the first time due to the downsizing to Adelaide Cottage, along with other staff members like the housekeeper and cook. The Cambridges will be residing significantly closer to the 96-year-old Queen, who spends most of her time at Windsor Castle. They will also be closer to Carole and Michael Middleton, Kate's parents, who reside in Bucklebury. Adelaide Cottage takes up only a 20-minute drive to the young royals' new school.