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Organic lunches, small classes and no bullying at George’s new school

Start: George’s school PICTURE: ALAMY/PA

PRINCE George’s new school costs more than £17,000 a year, offers organic lunches — and has no bullying. It hopes to help turn the future king into a ‘caring citizen of the world’.

The four-year-old will join a reception class on Thursday at the co-ed selective day school Thomas’s Battersea in London.

If George stays until the end of Year 8 when he turns 13, the total cost will be £172,116.

Thomas’s Battersea was rated in 2014 as outstanding by Ofsted, with pupils cited as making rapid progress. The inspection also states: ‘Pupils are adamant that there is no bullying at the school.’ It says children have an excellent understanding of cyber and prejudice-based bullying, and have their own anti-bullying committee, which trains older pupils to help younger ones in need of support. This will be important to George’s father, the Duke of Cambridge, who has set up an industry-wide taskforce to tackle cyberbullying.

George will be in a small class of around 20 pupils. The average class size for primary schools in England is 27.1.

The 560 boys and girls are taught art, ballet, drama, ICT, French, music and PE by specialists.