Prince George and Princess Charlotte to be homeschooled following coronavirus fears at school

Publish Date
Friday, 20 March 2020, 10:20AM

Following reports pupils at Prince George and Princess Charlotte's £19,000-a-year school have been in isolation over fears they may have contracted the deadly coronavirus, the royal children are to now be homeschooled.

The two eldest kids of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be switching to "remote learning" for the foreseeable future.

A spokesperson for Thomas's Battersea said: "Due to the increasing numbers of children and staff being absent from school due to the Coronavirus situation, Thomas's London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March.

"From this date, the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system.

"This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school."

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However, the educational facility will be keeping its doors open until the Easter holidays for those families who are not able to look after their kids during working hours.

The spokesperson continued: "In cases where families are not in a position to keep their children at home (such as those who are 'front line staff' in the medical profession, for example), the school will remain physically open until the last day of term, Thursday, 26th March.

"We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times."

George, six, is now in year 2 at St Thomas's while four-year-old Charlotte started in September.