Welham Girls School (previously known as Welham Girls High School) is a boarding School for girls located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, Uttarakhand India. It has progressed from being a School for privileged girls to being a School that prides itself in encouraging students from across the length and breadth of India.
A retired English head mistress, Miss Oliphant started Welham Boys School in 1937. Soon, she was struck by the lack of Schools of similar quality for the sisters of these little boys. Fired by the desire to create an equal educational platform for young Indian women in a newly independent India, she acquired a palatial estate called Nasreen adjacent to Welham Boys School to start a small boarding School for girls.
Miss Linnell became the Founder- Principal of Welham Girls School. Under Miss Linnell’s able guidance, Welham Girls’ High School, as it was known then, established itself as a full fledged boarding School in Dehradun, India.
Welham Girls School in Dehradun is a reputed School in Uttaranchal. Welham Girls School in Dehradun is affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE), New Delhi.
Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun has an ambiance which is absolutely non-communal. They put stress on value added education and on discipline. Students are inspired to develop leadership qualities. There are classes from V to XII at Welham Girls School of Dehradun.
Extracurricular activities and Sports
These activities in Welham Girls School includes Craft, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Folk Dance, Tabla, Sitar, Guitar, Drums, Piano, Indian classical vocal music, Western classical vocal music, Audio Visual, Dramatics, Paper Recycling, French, Computer science and Yoga
Sports form an integral part of the School routine with regular house competitions culminating during the Annual Sports Day, the day before Founders Da. The girls are free to choose from various sports activities like: Basketball, Hockey, Badminton, Lawn tennis, Athletics, Table tennis, Karate, Cricket and Aerobics
Registration and Admissions
Registration in Welham Girls School is always open. Admissions to the classes are given as per vacancies in the School. There is an entrance test after registration for every student. Admission to Class XI is strictly based on the performance of the Class X board examination. Students can choose subjects from any of the following streams of Humanities, Science and Commerce at the 10+2 level. French is a language which is also taught in this School.