Prince George will start learning French and attend weekly ballet classes in Year Two of £18k-a-year Thomas's school

HE may have only just turned six last month – but Prince George is already coming on leaps and bounds at school… in more ways than one.

The third-in-line to the throne will be going into Year Two when he returns to St Thomas's Battersea early next month – and his new school curriculum will involve French lessons and weekly ballet practice.

Head of Lower School Helen Haslem writes on the website: "The curriculum presented in Year 2 reflects the increased ability of the children, both academically and socially.

"It sees the completion of the basic skills in literacy and numeracy in Key Stage 1. Individual strengths and talents begin to emerge, which you will undoubtedly begin to see."

In Prince George's case, he will continue his love of dancing by having weekly ballet lessons.

As part of the school's physical education programme, George and his classmates will have 35-minute ballet classes which are accompanied by a live piano player.

Last year, Prince William told finalists of the BBC Radio 1's Teen Hero awards that his eldest son is also a keen dancer like Princess Diana and had been loving his ballet lessons at school.

As outlined on their website, the school's ballet lessons is based on the Royal Academy of Dance's syllabus and is purposefully designed to build students' "physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of movements and musical styles.

In other words, it's an all-together more fancy affair than our primary school P.E lessons spent on indoor climbing frames.

As part of his £18,ooo-a-year education, George will also take weekly French lessons.

The course not only aspires to teach children how to speak the language, but also aims to educate them about French society and culture.

What's more, the Prince will also have weekly drama classes to teach pupils how to "team problem solve and develop socially through the medium of play".

Year Two is another step up for George as the school will start setting him 10 minutes of reading homework to complete each night.

On top of this, Kate and William will also have to supervise weekly spelling revision as well as the occasional maths tasks.

Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed that Princess Charlotte will be joining George at the £6,000-a-term school in September.

Charlotte has been attending Willcocks Nursery in Kensington since last January.

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