About Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla was established in 1859 by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia. It is a boys' school affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) and The Indian School Certificate examination (ISC).
- From classes one to eight the boys live in newly built dormitories under the direct care and supervision of Matrons and boys of the same age group are together. Our dormitories are: Linlithgow for classes I, II & III, Remove A for classes IV & V , Remove B for classes V and VI, Remove C for classes VI and VII and Remove D for classes VII & VIII. Each dormitory has about 34 boys with adequate locker, cupboard, toilet, common room and linen room spa
- House tutors:- Each Housemaster has between eight and ten House Tutors working with him. Each House Tutor has about ten boys from classes VI to XII attached to him or her. These tutorial groups usually don't change so as to foster the ward / guardian relationship
- Prefects:- The Prefectorial System in India originated at Bishop Cotton and prefects are appointed by the Headmaster after consultations with the boys and senior faculty.
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla Admission Procedure and Admission Fee:-
All registered candidates are expected to participate in the entrance procedure. Offer of admission is based on merit rating and vacancy.
The Merit Criteria also includes points from the Student Information Form which the parents are expected to complete.
In this way the School tries to balance the emphasis on students entering school between pure academic capability and perceived potential.
As of 2007, we would admit children to Class III, IV and V. Our academic session begins from 1st March and ends on 1st December.
Classes VI-IX are non-entry points and the very few vacancies are filled by merit alone. Parents may register their sons for these classes by special request provided the following is clearly understood:
There are usually never more than two vacancies in these classes.
That the boy must do well in the entrance procedure so that he can be among the top students on the merit list.
The risk of rejection is more likely than not as admission is entirely vacancy and merit based.
If you are interested you may now apply for admission in March, the entrance test for which will be held in September. If, for example, your son is seeking admission to class V, then he has to prepare for the examinations using the frame of reference for admission into class V.
The test will comprise half hour written tests in English, Hindi, Mathematics and General Awareness. There will also be a reading assessment and a verbal and non-verbal assessment to see if your child is prepared to cope with life in a residential school.
There is no syllabus for the test, neither are sample question papers available. At the time of registration, a FRAME OF REFERENCE for the class concerned is forwarded to you and the entrance test is based on this.
The entrance tests are conducted over the second weekend of September at Delhi and Shimla respectively.
The reporting time for the test is usually 9:00 a.m. It would be best if you reach Shimla/ Delhi at least the day before so that your son will have a chance to acclimatize. If you are choosing Delhi as your son's examination centre then please make allowances for traveling in traffic.
About the test:
On registration you will be sent a Frame of Reference for the concerned class with guidelines for preparation.
In July you will be sent a letter intimating the date, time and venue of the examination. You will also be sent a Student Information Form, which has to be filled in completely as it carries points that are added to the points gained from the boy's performance in the written tests and the assessments. The tests are not difficult and are a means to assess the academic ability and study skills of the boy. We do not have old question papers for sale or distribution.
How to apply:
Please write to the Headmaster by post requesting for the registration kit along with a demand draft for Rs. 500/- favouring Headmaster, Bishop Cotton School , Shimla. You will receive the School's prospectus, CD and registration form. On return of the form with a demand draft of Rs. 5000/- your son will be officially registered. Please register him for the class to which he is seeking admission for the next academic year. For example, if he is studying in class III at present, he should apply for admission to class IV for the next academic year.
Similarly, he will prepare for the examinations by using the Frame of Reference for admission into class IV.
The registration amount is non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration entitles a boy to go through the entrance procedure once. Neither registration nor the entrance test and procedure are in any way binding upon the school. Irrespective of the result of the entrance test, as the school reserves all right to admission
FEE STRUCTURE PAYABLE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR – 2008
NON – REFUNDABLE ONE TIME PAYMENT:
Students domiciled in India & Nepal
(a) Registration Fee - Rs. 5,000
(b) Admission Fee - Rs. 25,000.00
(c) Infrastructure Fee - Rs. 30,000.00
(a) Registration Fee - $ 200
(b) Admission Fee and Infrastructure Fee - $ 1500
Caution Money (refundable at the time of finally leaving school)
Students domiciled in India & Nepal - Rs. 40,000.00
Overseas Students - $ 1300
ANNUAL FEES [The fees is subject to revision]:
Students domiciled in India & Nepal
Classes III to X - Rs. 1,45,000.00
Classes XI & XII - Rs. 1,50,000.00
Classes III to XII - $ 5500 (Developed countries)
Classes III to XII - $ 4500 (Developing countries)
Tour advance - Rs. 10,000.00
Classes III – V
Rs. 5,000.00 per annum to be deposited in the school office at the time of the boy joining school.
Classes VI - XII
Rs. 5,000.00 per annum to be deposited in the UCO Bank, BCS, Extension Counter in the boy’s personal account, through the House Master/ Matron, on the day of joining.
School Canteen “Chipus”:
Rs. 5,000/- per annum to be deposited in the School Office on the day of joining.
This school offers facilities like library, laboratories, well ventilated classrooms & a play area.
Contact Details/ Address of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL
SHIMLA - 171 002
Phones: +91-177-2620880 [6 lines], 2620990
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