I'm curious, here. The kindergarten is a one hour round trip, meaning half an hour each way. Half an hour doesn't seem like a long time in the car to me. Is half an hour really such a long time in the car for a child George's age that it will play havoc with his routine?
Speaking as a someone whose parents drove me 45 minutes (longer in winter with snowy & icy roads) one way to school, I don't see it as a big deal. Granted my parents are quite organized but as a child I adapted to the schedule and received a great education.
To me, the time is the less a concern than the security measures. The fact that they seemed to indicate Wetherby (last year?) and then neglected to inform security of a possible change is just another indicator of their lack of respect for those who are working to protect them.
This line makes me
"Whilst royals favour single-sex schooling she is co-educational through and through, remembering her unhappy time at single sex Downe House girls boarding school near Newbury. She moved to co-educational Marlborough after two terms."
Wasn't Downe House where Kate wasn't really popular so claimed
bullying and switched to Marlborough where she gained some popularity with boys by mooning so much that school officials had to get involved to get her stop?
George is very young and I think a year or two at Thomas's will be good for him. The school sounds wonderful and I think George may get a good start not only in education but in dealing with many different children, not just boys or those of aristocratic families.
That said, we don't know how long George will remain in attendance there. Could be until he graduates from there however, it may only be a year or two. Things happen and plans change.
Hopefully he stays until he graduates out, but William & Kate love pulling the rug out from the royals, I mean they did by picking Thomas's over Wetherby, that was already security checked...