William and Kate to spend £52K a year sending George, Charlotte and Louis to new Windsor school

The Cambridge family pictured in June 2022. The children are to attend a new school.(Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children are to attend a new school in September, pictured in June 2022. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are moving schools and details of where they are due to attend have now been released.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children will all start at the same school in September, it has been confirmed.

From the start of term all three junior Cambridges will all attend Lambrook School near Ascot and close to Windsor Castle.

For the past few years George, nine, and Charlotte, seven, have been attending Thomas's School in Battersea, south London.

But now they'll also be joined by younger brother Louis, four, who went to Willcocks Nursery School in London.

The Cambridge children are going to be attending Lombok school. (Lombok via Kensington Palace)
The Cambridge children are going to be attending Lombok school. (Lombok via Kensington Palace)

Details of the royal children's new school has been revealed following news of the family's move to Adelaide Cottage from their previous home Anmer Hall, which was a wedding gift from the Queen.

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The family plan on living in Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate, while retaining Kensington Palace as their London residence and continuing to use Anmer Hall in Norfolk as another family home.

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In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “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 which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas’s.”

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The school website describes Lambrook as a "thriving independent school which is home to 620 boys and girls", set in 52 acres of the Berkshire countryside.

"Our most important asset is our children," it continues. "From 1860 to the present day, we have been nurturing boys and girls from the ages of 3 through to 13, giving them ‘feathers to fly’, ensuring that they enter senior school life as confident, outgoing, intelligent and creative young people."

The school is said to be proud of its "high academic standards, excellent facilities and sporting provision".

Fees for the pre-preparatory school (for children age 3-7) start at £2,195 per term, for nursery (morning sessions only) and rise to £4,389 per term for full-time nursery places, reception, year 1 and year 2.

Meanwhile for the preparatory school (for children aged 7-13) fees start at £6,448 for the lower school (years 3 and 4) and rise to £6,999, for the middles and upper school (years 5-8).

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Going on the 2021/22 term fees, this means the Cambridges could be looking at a total sum of £51,855 a year for their three children (Louis, in Reception, Charlotte in Year 3 and George in Year 5) to attend.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 5: Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
George and Charlotte - along with their parents, Kate and William - arrive at Thomas's Battersea in London in September 2019 for Charlotte's first day of school. (Getty Images)

Pupils at the school can enjoy facilities including an orchard complete with bees, chickens and pigs, woodland, a 9 hole golf course, as well as "endless sports pitches" where children "will have plenty of opportunities to explore, play, learn and of course, to get muddy!"

Other facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, astroturf, hard Courts, a performing arts studio, dance studio and sports hall.

The school has a royal connection too with previous pupils including two of Queen Victoria's grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein.

"Queen Victoria used to travel from Windsor Castle to Lambrook to watch her grandsons in plays and cricket matches," the website explains. "She is known to have parked her carriage where our new Queen's building now stands, and watch them from there."

Jonathan Perry, 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."