For her first official engagement of 2018, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Reach Academy Feltham to see their work with Place2Be supporting children and families in the school.
She was given a tour of the school, talked to families benefiting from the school’s parenting support, visited the nursery area, and joined a discussion with Place2Be staff and secondary school students from the Academy about the range of support on offer at the school.
Reach offers the very best education, and is unique in a number of ways: there are never more than sixty Pupils enrolled each year, ensuring strong personal relationships; each student works towards top grades and the chance to succeed at a top university; it is a small school, starting at Reception and going all the way up to Year 13.
Reach Academy Feltham is a publicly funded, independently-governed school which provides education free of charge to local children. They are a mixed, non-denominational school for children aged 4-18. The Duchess, whose passion lies with children and their emotional wellbeing, has been Patron of Place2Be since 2013, and has visited a number of schools in the past that use the charity’s services, in order to see the impact it has with the students.
Kate wore the ‘Gianna’ French navy coat, originally selling for $570 before selling out.
Some of you might recognise the dress Kate wore underneath her coat. It is the ‘Florrie’ floral-print maternity dress by maternity label Seraphine, and has been worn twice previously during her pregnancy with Charlotte in 2015.