Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school
Prince George will go to a primary school where best friends are ‘banned’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that Prince George will attend the £6,000-a-term Thomas’s Battersea School in London from September 2017.
Headmaster Ben Thomas hopes pupils would have “lots of good friends” rather than one best friend, in a bid to avoid possessive and hurt feelings.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that Prince George will attend Thomas’s Battersea School in London from September 2017."
Mr Thomas wrote on the school website: "Thomas’s Battersea is a busy, thriving, purposeful school, educating 540 boys and girls between the ages of four and 13.
"As you would expect of any Thomas’s school, the most important school rule is to ‘Be Kind’. We offer a rich and broad curriculum, with Art, Ballet, Drama, ICT, French, Music and PE all taught by specialist teachers from a child’s first day in school.
"The school is structured in three, three-year stages (the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools) within a framework of ‘Enjoyment, Learning and Achievement’, which informs a child’s journey through the school. Children join at the age of four and leave at 11 or 13.
"Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers.
"We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world."
The school, in south London, has 540 day pupils and is considered one of the best in the capital, boasting a new music school and sports facilities.
Prince George currently goes to the £33-a-day Montessori nursery in Westacre, Norfolk, close to the Cambridges’ Anmer Hall home.