The Prince and Princess of Wales are currently contemplating the difficult question of where to send Prince George to high school.
And it looks like a new institution is in the running after The Daily Mail revealed Kate, 42, and Prince William, 41, went to see the £47,000-a-year ‘Teddies’, as St Edward at Oxford. .
The princess underwent a “successful” planned abdominal surgery more than three weeks ago and is currently resting at her Adelaide Cottage home in Windsor, so it’s unclear when exactly the royal couple looked around.
“They’ve come to have a look,” said a Teddies great.
The coeducational institution, founded in 1863 by the Reverend Thomas Chamberlain, has a talented headmaster, Alastair Chirnside.
It looks like a new institution is vying to be Prince George’s next school after The Daily Mail revealed Kate, 42, and Prince William, 41, went to see £47,000-a-year ‘Teddies’, as St Edward’s. The school (pictured) in Oxford is known
As an Oxford undergraduate he won a congratulatory prize (awarded perhaps only once in a decade for exceptional brilliance) in classics and French, and also won a Half-Blue for rowing in the Oxford lightweight team.
Among the school’s impressive alumni are Dambusters frontman Guy Gibson and RAF legend Douglas Bader, as well as actor Laurence Olivier and Oppenheimer star Florence Pugh.
In their websitethe principal highlights the school’s “spirit of inclusion” and its “ethic of collaboration.”
He adds: ‘There must be opportunities for everyone to participate and everyone to excel. Children’s happiness and their ability to recognize what will make them happy are more important than anything else.’
Speaking about the school’s philosophy, Mr Chirnside says: ‘Education is a deeply personal enterprise, based on good relationships and which is most successful when teachers and pupils can chart its course.
“That philosophy has driven St Edward’s recent success and will provide the foundation for the school’s future.”
The educational institution has 100 “glorious” acres in north Oxford, including a golf course and boathouse.
As for the curriculum, the school’s website explains that students are encouraged to look beyond exam results and focus on long-term life goals.
Prince George will leave primary school this summer and join a different school in the new academic year.
In doing so, the school encourages children to study ‘Pathways and Prospects’ courses alongside their GCSEs.
The courses have been designed by the school in conjunction with “leading pedagogues” and are accredited with the University of Buckingham, and several of the courses have links with university departments.
Courses complement GCSE options and cover areas including sustainability, design, sports science and the classical world.
The Sustainability course is likely to appeal to the Prince of Wales, renowned for his environmentally focused perspective.
Pupils also take between seven and 11 GCSEs, with English Language, World Literature, Mathematics and Science (double or triple award) and a Modern Foreign Language being compulsory.
The school is seeking additional costs for extracurricular activities, including drama, golf and sailing classes.
Among the key objectives of ‘Teddies’ is to teach a variety of life skills, which is why pupils are required to join the Combined Cadet Force. Students can choose between the Army, Navy and Air Force Sections.
Founded in 1948 as a youth organization of the Ministry of Defence, the objectives of the course are “to provide a disciplined organization in a school so that pupils can develop powers of leadership through training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance and resourcefulness”. , resistance and perseverance’.
The Prince and Princess of Wales took a look at Oxford school for their eldest son, according to a Teddies big
The Prince and Princess of Wales are also known to champion the mental health of young people, which is another philosophy prioritized by ‘Teddies’.
Last year the school supported Oxfordshire Youth to improve the mental health of children in the school and the wider community.
St Edward’s also hosts an annual Youth in Mind conference in association with Oxfordshire Mind.
The conference is open to health and social workers from across the UK and provides the opportunity to hear from speakers and develop skills to improve the mental health of children and young people.
Although Prince William and Prince Harry were both Educated at Eton College, a short distance from Windsor Castle.It has not been confirmed whether Prince George will follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle.
He has also been linked to his mother Kate’s former school, Marlborough College, where Pippa and James Middleton were also educated.
The Mail on Sunday reported that George has already been allocated a “house” in a secure location and has been assigned a manager at the school if he eventually attends.
But there are said to be concerns that Marlborough has become “too flashy” after a rise in its popularity among ultra-wealthy families due to its association with the Middletons.
“The 2024 version of Marlborough may be quite different from how Kate remembers it,” a source said.
“It’s become a little more jet-set. Many parents have villas in Ibiza, chalets in Verbier or a private jet, which is not Kate’s style. She prefers discreet wealth.
They added: “Kate wants a school that suits all her children and keeps them grounded.”
Last week, the Mail on Sunday reported that Kate and William also included the prestigious Oundle school among their top choices for their eldest son, who will leave primary school this summer.
Oundle School, in north Northamptonshire, aims to help shape its pupils to be “decent”, “open-minded” and “ambitious” but never “arrogant” adults.
The institution, founded in 1556, boasts that the pupils, known as Oundelians, “share the town of Oundle” with residents, as their buildings are scattered around the area on an open campus that includes a chapel and a field of cricket.
Headteacher Sarah Kerr-Dineen, who has studied at Oxford and Cambridge, describes the school’s pupils as “intellectually curious, energetic and resourceful”.