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Welham Boys School

Post  Shahzad on Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:48 am

Welham Boys School is a boarding school in Dehradun, 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. The school is a residential school for boys, is a member of Round Square and is affiliated with IPSC.

Welham was founded in 1937 as a preparatory school for boarding schools in England and India by Ms Oliphant, an English lady, with a capital of £1000, the school has grown into an institution preparing boys for the ICSE and ISC examinations. Miss Oliphant was also struck by the lack of schools of similar quality for the sisters of boys studying at Welham. 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.

There were no funds or staff, and no school buildings. Miss Oliphant recruited another retired English lady, Miss Grace Mary Linnell to run the boarding school for girls. Miss Linnell became the Founder- Principal of Welham Girls School. Under Miss Linnell’s guidance Welham Girls High School, as it was known then, established itself as a fully fledged boarding school. From its initial 10 students, it has grown to a strength of over 600 students.

One of the many gates to the schoolIn 1956 Ms Oliphant donated all her assets to the Welham Boys School which presently is administered by a distinguished Board of Trustees. Mr. S. K. Kandhari took over as principal in January 1983. He was the principal for almost 18 years, and helped raise the school from preparatory to Class XII.
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