The British School, New Delhi

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The British School
Motto We Fly with our own Wings
Established 1963
School type Private, International
Board EYFS, National Curriculum of England, IGCSE and IB
Location Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
Enrolment 900
Mascot Panther
Director Vanita Uppal OBE
Homepage The British School, New Delhi

The British School in New Delhi, India is an independent, English Medium co-educational international school. The not-for-profit school offers the National Curriculum of England adapted to an international context, the EYFS programme, the IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. With 900 students from over 55 nationalities, the school provides student-centred education in a safe, stimulating and multicultural environment.[1]

70% of the student body is international and 30% hold an Indian passport.


The school was started in July 1963 by a group of British parents with 40 students representing six nationalities in a residential colony in New Delhi. They were supported by the British High Commissioner and in 1969 moved the school to a new location. While the school started with the aim of serving the diplomatic and expatriate community, its remit has broadened considerably over the years resulting in a definitive mix of British and international education in an Indian context. The school operates under the aegis of ‘The British School Society’ with the British High Commissioner to India as its President. In 2015 the school started the year in a newly built school building.


The school is divided into Primary and Secondary sections, and further into Key Stages as follows:

Key Stage Year groups Curriculum Key Stage Coordinator
EYFS Nursery and Reception Early Years Foundation Stage Hannah O'Brien
KS 1 Years 1, 2 and 3 National Curriculum of England Priya Dhawan
KS 2 Years 4, 5 and 6 National Curriculum of England Sumita Rakshit
KS 3 Year 7, 8 and 9 National Curriculum of England Aparna Rao
KS 4 Years 10 and 11 International General Certificate of

Secondary Education

Vasundhara Bhalla
KS 5 Years 12 and 13 International Baccalaureate Diploma Paul Mathews


The school has air-conditioned classrooms and tutorial rooms for general teaching.The extensive use of ActivBoards (interactive Promethean boards) enable teachers to skilfully incorporate ICT into classroom teaching. The school also houses a multi-purpose sports hall, science labs, computer labs, music room, drama studios, a health centre, dedicated libraries for primary and secondary students, and a cafeteria, amongst other facilities.


The school is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), and is affiliated to London's Edexcel Examination Board and the Cambridge International Examinations Board.

The school is also a member of the Round Square Conference of Schools, Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), The Association of International Schools in India (TAISI), The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT), The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), College Board, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and Common Sense Digital Citizenship.


  1. ^ "The British School, Delhi, school details, reviews, ratings". Retrieved February 2, 2014. 

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