Tom and Katie Cruise’s doll-like daughter Suri is to be trained in Scientology after her third birthday this week.
The Cruises are sending their daughter five days a week to the Church of Scientology’s £6,000-a-year New Village Academy in Los Angeles, launched last year by Tom’s friend, fellow actor Will Smith.
It is staffed by trained Scientologists and lists ‘study technology’ as a key curricular focus.
‘The children have a lot of responsibilities from a very young age,’ says a source.
‘The school is particularly strict about nutrition, demanding a low-carb, low-sodium and low-sugar organic diet.
‘Katie is understandably a little anxious about being separated from Suri.’
Katie, 30, has herself only just come to the end of her punishing Purification Rundown diet, apparently as a prelude to having a second child.
The diet – which consists of herbal drinks and a purification procedure to eliminate toxic substances - left her so run down that she was forced to miss the Oscars.
And as I revealed the actress resolves problems with her husband Tom Cruise by making weekly written confessions, as laid out in the Scientology code.
‘Katie has to confess to something as minor as forgetting to tell him she has met with a friend,’ says a source. ‘If she commits a transgression against the moral code of their marriage, she has to tell Tom in writing, giving full details of the time and place and what happened.’
Katie is currently filming The Extra Man in New York but will return to Los Angeles in May to try for her second child.