Meet the former teacher at Nairobi's prestigious school who is grooming the next king of England

Thomas's Battersea and Banda have a lot in common

Banda International School in Kenya’s capital Nairobi has made a name for itself as one of the most prestigious schools in the country as well as one of the most expensive.

According to available data, the school’s 1.5million shillings per year tuition is the third highest in the country.

Now it can add another feather to it’s cap.

One of its former teachers Simon Malley is the head teacher at Thomas’s Battersea, the exclusive London school where the future king of England, Prince George is a student.

The son of Prince William and Kate Middleton started at the school in October and will be a student there till he turns 13.

O’Malley spent some time in Kenya, teaching at the Banda  school in the early 1990’s before his return to England and building his reputation along with his wife,Kathy .

Now 53, O’Malley according to the Daily Mail is considered one of the top educationists at his level in the country .

'Ask any child who’s been through Mr O’Malley’s school what they remember most and they’ll say: 'Shake with your eyes'', said one parent.

‘It was his headmasterly mantra. He would never miss an opportunity to hammer home the importance of making the best possible first impression when shaking hands.

'He’d urge pupils who were about to meet a VIP or have an interview at their next school to grip firmly whilst maintaining eye contact at all times.'

Thomas's Battersea has 560 boys and girls aged from four to 13, with around 20 in each class.


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