In September, Kate Middleton, Prince William and their children are moving from London to Berkshire to live near Windsor Castle, the current residence of the Queen. The Cambridge children are set to start their new school in 11 days, and it will be the first day of primary school for four-year-old Prince Louis.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to attend Lambrook School next month.
The headmaster of Lambrook School, Jonathan Perry, has said the school is “delighted” for the royal children to join them and they “very much look forward to welcoming the family, as well as all of our new pupils, to our school community”.
However, some parents are concerned about how the new security measures will impact the school and pupils.
One concerned parent told the Sunday Mirror that “a lot of parents are p***ed off”.
The mum said that parents were worried the “feel and atmosphere of the school” will change and are concerned about new security measures.
She said: “Many of us worry things like the carol service will now become more formal and won’t be the sweet, laid-back affair they usually are.”
The mum added: “Parents are picturing armed police in trees and in the corridors – they don’t want their kids witnessing it.
“There are no electric gates, but that may change with the royal kids coming. It’ll no longer be so easy to come and go.
“It’s certainly not the same school and vibe we signed the kids up for, and most parents I’ve spoken to feel the same.”
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Lambrook school has been described as a school with a “heart of gold” according to the Good Schools Guide.
The school offers a 25-metre swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, a cricket pitch, plus art and dance studios.
The school offers boarding options for children over seven and local pupils can stay at the school for as little as one night a week, as parents are able to book sleepovers online.
Talk Education reviewed the school by saying: “Weeknights sound like a hoot; think Harry Potter evenings and lashings of hot chocolate.”
A royal source has said that the decision to switch schools was made to give the children the “most normal” start possible.
The source said that Kate Middleton and Prince Willian “wanted to be able to give George, Charlotte and Louis a bit more freedom than they have living in central London”.