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All about the $90K per year boarding school Will and Kate are considering for George

By Madhurima Haque|

A?s all parents know, education is the cornerstone of a child's life. Which school parents chose to send their child to is a huge decision requiring a lot of deliberation, and that pressure increases dramatically when it needs to be made for the future King of England.

The young royal is only 10-years-old, currently attending Lambrook School with his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, four.

He has another three until he moves up to big school, giving his parents plenty of time to choose. ?Royal watchers have so far believed that the main contenders were Prince William's alma mater, Eton and Catherine,? Princess of Wales' alma mater, Marlborough College. But there are now a number of other school names on the list.

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Prince George may be following in his parent's footsteps. (Getty)

One that the Wales couple have been reported to be considering is St Edward's School, a ?GBP 47,000 (approx. $90,564) per year school located in Oxford, with reports that couple have already had a tour of the grounds.

The school, also known as "Teddies"?, takes male and female students from ages 13 to 18. The boarding school is one hour away from the Wales' Windsor residence and has a very strong emphasis on community service, which is what the Wales family wants to focus on in their service.

The school's headmaster Alastair Chirnside, has written in his message on the school's website: "There must be opportunity for all to take part and for all to excel. Children's happiness and their ability to recognise what will make them happy are more important than anything else. Teachers need not only to impart knowledge and to teach skills, but also to allow children to be themselves."

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There is still a while until the youngster goes to big school. (Getty)

Melanie Sanderson, education consultant and managing editor of The Good Schools Guide, told Hello Magazine that the school ticks a lot of boxes for the Wales family.

"I can't see why Teddies wouldn't be a serious contender... I can't name names but there are a few people who are loosely connected to the royal family at Teddies, so it's not as much of a rogue choice as it might appear," she said.

"Obviously, it's co-educational, and I think we're getting that strong message that William and Catherine want to educate their three children together, or they're certainly considering it very seriously."

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Sanderson says Marlbourough may have become too "flashy"? for the Wales' liking, with Princess Beatrice and Eugenie also attending.

Eton is also known to have a long line of royals studying there, including Queen Elizabeth's first cousins Prince Edward, Duke of Kent; Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester; and Prince Michael of Kent. William was the first senior royal member to be educated there, and his younger brother Prince Harry followed in his footsteps.

"Teddies is very grounded, very understated," said Sanderson. "It's classy, it's not bling, it's down-to-earth. It also has a very strong ethos of service and connection to the local community, which is core to what the royals do.

"We're told that William and Catherine are trying to educate their children to understand their privilege. And I think Teddies is very, very strong on that."

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