Prince George is following Princess Charlotte’s lead when he returns to school this year with weekly ballet lessons

Prince George is returning to school very soon, and he's following sister Princess Charlotte's lead when it comes to the performing arts.

The five-year-old, who reportedly celebrated his birthday during a family holiday in the Caribbean, is due to return to school early next month to start year one.

In his second year at the school, the little boy will be expected to overcome new challenges and has a very broad set of subjects to look forward to.

The Thomas’s Battersea curriculum guide reads: ‘Year 1 sees the beginning of a more formalized learning program. Children in Year 1 become increasingly independent and confident and begin to relish the opportunity to tackle new challenges presented to them across the broad curriculum.’

prince george 5George will be starting his second year at Thomas’s Battersea very soon

Vogue reports that his subjects will include math, English, science, history, geography, and religious studies this year, and special courses like French, music, drama, and physical education – which features games, gymnastics, and swimming.

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Kate and William will also have to be on hand more to help George with his homework, as the curriculum values ‘the importance of a healthy home/school partnership and values the role of parents in the home. It also provides opportunities for them to contribute to the personal and social development of the children through active involvement in the life of the school.’

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But there’s one subject in which Prince George can ask little sister Charlotte for some tips – ballet lessons. The young royal will have weekly 35-minute classes with a specialist teacher to learn the basics of the dance, following Charlotte’s lead who already started learning the skill last year.

Kate has previously revealed that Charlotte ‘absolutely loves’ to dance, a passion she inherited from her late grandmother, Princess Diana, and that she was taking dance lessons. The now mum-of-three made the revelation last year while accompanying William and Harry in a visit to Princess Diana’s memorial garden in London in August last year.

Prince William has previously said of his mum’s love for dance: ‘Prince William, who said: ‘We’ve got plenty of pictures. I remember her showing me ballet shoes she had been given and she was so proud of them.

‘She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.’

Maybe George has also inherited his grandmother’s talent for ballet? We’re sure little Charlotte will be more than happy to help him practice at home…