As George, Charlotte and Louis return to Lambrook, everything we know about the school

Set in 52 acres of Berkshire countryside and costing up to £60k a year for the three children, it's definitely an education most of us can only dream of.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis started their new school last September. (Getty Images)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis started their new school last September. (Getty Images)

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have gone back to school after the summer holidays, returning to Lambrook where they started last year following the family's move to Windsor.

The Prince and Princess of Wales' three children put on their uniforms and headed back to the classroom on Wednesday for the start of the new term and their second year at Lambrook School in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Before starting at their new school in September last year, George, 10, and Charlotte, eight, were attending attending Thomas's School in Battersea, south London, while younger brother Louis, five, went to Willcocks Nursery School in London.

The change of school came about following the family's move to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

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The co-educational private Lambrook School in Ascot near Windsor Castle. (Getty Images)
George, Charlotte and Louis attend Lombrook school. (Getty Images)

In a statement, released last year, 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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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis greet the headmaster at their new school in September 2022.  (Getty Images)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis started at Lambrook last September. (Getty Images)

Everything we know about Lambrook school

The school website describes Lambrook as a "thriving independent school which is home to 615 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 £2,349 per term, for nursery (morning sessions only) and rise to £4,696 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 £6,899 for the lower school (years 3 and 4) and rise to £7,489, for the middles and upper school (years 5-8).

Going on the 2022/23 term fees, this means the Cambridges could be looking at a total sum of £57,252 a year for their three children (Louis, in year 1, Charlotte in Year 4 and George in Year 6) 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)

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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."

Ahead of the royal children joining the school 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."