Kensington Palace Announced The New School of the Cambridge Siblings in Berkshire

The announcement of Kensington Palace, Monday morning, that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are enrolled at Lambrook School in Berkshire, finally confirmed the speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are moving with their children to Adelaide Cottage near Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

The announcement came days after Buckingham Palace announced that Lady Louise Windsor will attend The University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the alma mater of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Cambridge family during The Queen's Platinum Jubilee week. Getty Images

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move to Adelaide Cottage

It has long been speculated that Prince William's family will be moving to Adelaide Cottage to live near The Queen, but no confirmation has been given by Kensington Palace. The couple, however, will maintain Kensington Palace as their London home and will use Anmer Hall in Norfolk as their country home.

Prince George new school in Berkshire

Kensington Palace Announcement:

 "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today announced that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook School in Berkshire from September 2022.

"Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas’s Battersea where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019 respectively and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children that shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas's."

Jonathan Perry, the headmaster at Lambrook School, said: "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."

Lambrook School

Lambrook, a Christian school in Berkshire, prides itself on its high academic standards, with a pass rate of 100 percent for the Common Entrance exam

According to its websiteLambrook School is a leading co-educational Prep School for 615 boys and girls aged 3-13, set on 52 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside.

Lambrook school in Berkshire
Lambrook School in Berkshire. Credit: Lambrook School

The school was founded in 1860 and boasted a royal connection. Two of its previous pupils in the 19th century were grandsons of Queen Victoria. 

Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein. They were sons of Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Helena, who married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.

According to Lambrook history, "Queen Victoria used to travel from Windsor Castle to Lambrook School to watch her grandsons play in cricket matches".

The school offers impressive sports facilities and the Cambridge children will surely enjoy activities such as bee-keeping and scuba diving. The school also hosts Harry Potter evenings.  

Fees cost £4,389 a term for Reception to Year 2 pupils such as Louis, £6,448 per term for Years 3-4 like Charlotte, and £6,999 per term for George through Years 5-8, with an additional £1,481 per term for boarding for Y3-8.

It means the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be spending in excess of £50,000 a year on their children's private education. 

However, Lambrook School, with almost 620 pupils, is considered a larger than average pre-prep and prep school in England but billed as not as pushy as its London counterparts.

It is expected Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will attend a day school set up this school year. Lambrook is also a private boarding school.

Lambrook school
Lambrook School in Berkshire

Lambrook School is just a 15-minute drive away from Adelaide Cottage. And has a relaxing countryside atmosphere for its pupils. It has 52 acres of beautiful grounds and an Orchard with top-notch facilities.

It has woodland, a nine-hole golf course, and endless sports pitches, a 5-meter swimming pool, Astroturf, Hard Courts, a Diamond Jubilee Performing Arts Studio, Dance Studio, and Sports Hall. 

It's indeed a remarkable environment for academic learning, Art, Design & Technology, and the Performing Arts, and children will have plenty of opportunities to explore, play, learn and have fun with other kids.

According to The Telegraph: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope the move will allow them to give their children the best and most ‘normal’ childhood possible. 

It will also ensure stability if they relocate next door to Windsor Castle at any point in the future. It has enabled the Duke and Duchess to enroll their children at a co-educational Berkshire prep school set in extensive grounds and boasting impressive on-site sports facilities.”

It has been reported that Prince George had a trial day at Lambrook School in April this year, and the teachers arranged a settling-in style trial class for the eight-year-old heir to the throne. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had visited the school multiple times prior to The Queen's Jubilee celebration. The couple planned to have all three of their children at the same co-educational establishment.

The Cambridges are expected to move to Adelaide Cottage next month.

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