A woman who walked straight into the school Prince George will attend says she fears it could be a soft target for terrorists.
Sarah Burnett-Moore, 54, said she walked through the corridors of Thomas’s London Day School in Battersea completely unobstructed.
She filmed herself inside the £18,000-a-year school after wandering through an iron gate and the main door, which were both left open.
The doctor described the lack of security as ‘astonishing’ and ‘rather worrying’, particularly as William and Kate’s 4-year-old son is due to attend the school for the first time on Thursday.
Prince George will begin his first day at school at Thomas’ Battersea on Thursday and the school have promised to make his parents ‘feel secure’ about leaving him. Still, however, a woman was able to freely walk into the school on Sunday with no official ID
Sarah Burnett-Moore, 54, said she walked through the corridors of Thomas’s London Day School in Battersea (pictured) unobstructed. She filmed herself inside the £18,000-a-year school after wandering through an iron gate and the main door, which were both left open
It is understood the school was closed during the summer holidays but contractors were working at the premises to renovate the communal areas and extend the dining room.
But she could not believe how easily she was able to step foot into a classroom and the reception.
Mrs Burnett-Moore told The Daily Telegraph: ‘I could have walked in with an IED and set it to go off on Thursday.
‘I live just 200 metres from the school, and myself and lots of neighbours are worried about the security implications as the Prince’s presence will make the area a target for attacks.’
The Good Schools Guide has previously described the school as ‘a big, busy, slightly chaotic school for cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy.
‘That is what they want and, to a large degree, that is what they get.’
The guide, which said 19 languages are spoken in the homes of pupils, added: ‘The school celebrates and appears to make the most of this range of different cultures.’
Kate has already said she is not sure George ‘has any idea what’s going to hit him’ when he starts school.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been invited to attend a drinks reception alongside other parents as well as work shops to learn more about what their little-ones will be taught
According to an insider, a sleek, carefully planned security operation would come into action when the new school term begins.
Royal protection officers will work around the clock in a ‘significant’ operation and there will be hourly checks made on the building’s security.
It has been put in place to guarantee the protection of the pupils and the third-in-line to the throne.
The Duchess of Cambridge has told school-parents that she will meet them at the school gates when she does the school run.
It is believed there will be discreet security during George’s 3.5 mile journey from Kensington Palace to the school – which is predicted to take more than 40 minutes during rush-hour.
Kensington Palace and Thomas’s did not wish to comment.
Thomas’s Battersea has 560 boys and girls aged from four to 13, with around 20 in each class.
George (pictured on his first day at nursery school) has been invited to join his class-mates at a pre-term party to encourage the youngster to settle-in and make friends
The four-year-old prince and his classmates will be taught a range of subjects and activities from ballet and art to drama, French, music and physical education.
If George stays at the selective establishment throughout, until the end of Year 8 when he turns 13, the total cost will be £172,116.
Fees at Thomas’s Battersea cost £17,604 a year, and increase to £19,884 a year for those in year 3 and above.
Around 6.5% of the UK’s school children are educated in private schools, according to the Independent Schools Council – and George’s parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing a royal tradition by opting for an independent institution rather than a state school.
William and Prince Harry went to Wetherby School in London, then Ludgrove School in Berkshire and on to board at Eton College.
George’s first day at school will also mark a new chapter for the Cambridges as they are now mainly based in their Kensington Palace apartment rather than their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.