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The Rees-MOB: Jacob Rees-Mogg shares snap of his five eldest children on morning of their first day back at school after six-month Covid break

Jacob Rees-Mogg has shared a family photograph of his five eldest children in uniform on the morning of their first day back at their £18,000-a-year school.

The Leader of the House of Commons’s children Peter, 12, Mary, 11, Thomas, ten, Anselm, eight, and Alfred, four, posed on the steps of their home yesterday.

The four oldest brothers and sisters were returning to Prince Charles’s alma mater Hill House, where fees range from £14,400 for infants to £18,000 for sixth formers. 

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children, in descending order, are Peter, 12, Mary, 11, Thomas, ten, Anselm, eight, and Alfred, out in front, four.

And it was the first day at the school in London’s Knightsbridge for Alfred, while the youngest brother, Sixtus, three, remains at the family home for now.

Tweeting a photograph of his brood yesterday, Mr Rees-Mogg said: ‘The holidays are over and my five older children certainly need, and want, to be at school.’

The politician, who is the Tory MP for North East Somerset, also posted on Instagram: ‘Five go off to school, Alfred’s first day at Hill House Small School.’ 

The tweet received 1,200 retweets and 16,400 likes. Miranda actress Sally Phillips was among those replying to the post, saying: ‘They are cute as.’ 

Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, arrives at Downing Street yesterday

Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, arrives at Downing Street yesterday 

Mr Rees-Mogg is pictured with his wife Helena de Chair and their brood in a file photograph

Mr Rees-Mogg is pictured with his wife Helena de Chair and their brood in a file photograph

Hill House, which was founded in Switzerland in July 1949, has 900 pupils who wear its distinctive uniform of burgundy breeches and mustard-coloured tops.

Charles started attending the school in London in 1956, with the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne all going to its sports day the following year.

It comes as Labour demanded ministers give a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ that no child will be allowed to fall behind with their learning as a result of Covid-19 school closures.

Some pupils were out of a classroom setting for almost six months after schools shut in March as part of the UK coronavirus lockdown, but have since returned this week.

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