Welham Boys School is one of the top boarding Schools in Dehradun, India. Welham Boys School is located in the foothills of the Himalayas over an area of 30 acres, the School lies amidst the hills and rivers of the Doon valley.
The School is a Residential School for Boys, is a member of Round Square and is also affiliated with IPSC. It provides an environment that encourages a questioning mind and gives students many avenues for expressing their creativity and building their skills.
Welham was founded in 1937 as a preparatory School for boarding Schools in England and India by Ms Oliphant, a distinguished English lady, has grown into a fully fledged institution preparing boys for the ICSE and ISC examinations.
Welham Boys’ School is a residential school for boys, in Dehra Dun, affiliated to the C.B.S.E., India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas over an area of 30 acres, the school lies amidst the hills and rivers of the Doon valley. Students from varying backgrounds and from many different parts of the sub-continent and beyond, attend the school.
Curriculum in Welham Boys School Dehradun
Welham Boys’ School is affiliated to the CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (CBSE). The School offers a wide range of academic choices. The subjects offered are grouped under the following Departments. The academic session commences on April 1 each year.
- SOCIAL SCIENCES
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- FINANCIAL STUDIES
Facilities in Welham Boys School Dehradun
- Learning Resource Centre (LRC): This houses the Reading Room, Audio Visual Room and the Gallery on the ground floor and the Reference Section and Borrowing section, the English Language Lab and the Art Department, including the Design Technology Workshop on the first floor.
- Hostels: Welham Boys’ School has four Senior Houses viz. Cauvery A, Ganga A, Jamuna A and Krishna A, four Middle School Houses viz. Cauvery B, Ganga B, Jamuna B and Krishna B, and three Junior School Houses viz. Narmada, Rispana and Oliphant.
- Playfield and Courts: The Main Field and the Lower Field form the heart of the sports activities for the Welham boys. Apart from these, there is the Orchard Field next to the White House, the tennis courts behind Bethany, two outdoor and one indoor basketball courts, a skating rink, squash courts and a volleyball court.
- Activity Centre: The Activity Centre, a spacious multipurpose hall, is the venue for most of the main functions of the School, be it plays, stage shows, debates, quizzes and a variety of other activities like basketball, badminton and table tennis. The Activity Centre, apart from being fitted with high-quality sound equipment, has a state-of-the-art terra flex Basketball Court, a Shooting Range and a well equipped Gymnasium. The Tuck Shop is also situated here.
- Bethany: Bethany is the dining hall where the entire school, takes its meals. Delicious, hot, nutritionally balanced meals, covering a variety of cuisines are dished out of a very modern and well-equipped kitchen. Strict standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained at the Bethany.
- Hospital: The Welham Boys’ School Hospital is probably one of the best that any school could desire. It has a minor Operation Theatre with a defibrillator, pulse oximeter, cardiac monitor, an 18-bed general ward, a 5-bed isolation ward, a dining room, a medical store, a record section and a visitor’s lounge. Recently the hospital has grown in size with the addition of an annexe that houses the new Physiotherapy Centre. Now students suffering from injuries from games and sporting activities do not have to leave the campus for treatment.
Co-Curricular Activities in Welham Boys School Dehradun
At Welham Boys’ School, sports and extracurricular activities are as important a part of our curriculum as academics. The School has a vibrant Co-Curricular programme. The boys opt from a variety of choices for their CCA, Societies ranging from Creative Writing, Electronics, Cookery, Design Technology, Kite Making and Flying, Calligraphy, Pottery, Aero Modelling, Carpentry, Wood Work, Bamboo Work, Bird Watching and Philately to English and Hindi Elocution, Debate and Dramatics, Photoshop and Design, Science Club, Quiz Club, Model United Nation simulation programme, Heritage Club, Photography, Welham News, Oliphant, Word Worm, Sankalp, Film Society, Electronics Club, Chess Club and the Dance Club.
Some of the Famous Alumni of Welham are:
Rajiv Gandhi (Politician, Ex-Prime Minister of India), Sanjay Gandhi (Politician), Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Cricketer, Ex-Captain of Indian Cricket Team), Vikram Seth (Writer), Mani Shankar Aiyar (Politician, Cabinet Minister), Naveen Patnaik (Chief Minister of Orissa), Shaad Ali (Film Director), Zayed Khan (Actor), Chandrachur Singh (Actor)
Sports Activities in Welham Boys School
The sports offered at Welham include cricket, hockey, basketball, soccer, volleyball, squash, tennis, table tennis, badminton, rifle shooting and skating. Students are encouraged to also take up Athletics, Gymnastics and Yoga.
Admission in Welham Boys School
Admission is open to all, irrespective of class, creed, and community. The main entry is in classes IV, V, VI, and VII. Vacancies in other classes are against withdrawals. Registration for admission is mandatory. Registration and examination fee is neither refundable nor transferable. Registration does not guarantee admission. Admissions to all classes are based on Proficiency & Aptitude Assessment and interaction with the boy and his parents. Boys who qualify the Assessment are called for an interaction along with parents. Both parents must attend.
- For Classes IV & V the assessment is in English, Hindi, Maths and Life Skills.
- For Classes VI-IX the assessment is in English, Hindi, Maths, Science and Life Skills.
For class XI the assessment is in the following subjects:
- Science Stream – English, Math & Science
- Commerce Stream – English & Math
- Humanities Stream – English, Maths & Social Science
Proficiency & Aptitude Assessments for different classes are conducted in the following months every year
- Classes IV, V & VI – October / November
- Classes VII, VIII & IX – January
- Class XI – April & May