The Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore

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The Frank Anthony Public School
  1. 13, Cambridge Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore – 560 008
Type Private school
Motto "Courage is destiny"
Established 9 January 1967 (1967-01-09)
Founder Mr. Frank Anthony
School board Council for The ISC Examinations
Chairman Mr. Neil O' Brien
Principal Mr.Kevin Dominic Pope
Headmistress L Briggs
Faculty Full-time
Gender Co-educational
Age 4 to 18
Medium of language

English (Medium of instruction) Kannada, Hindi,

Corbett House     , D'mello House     , Gidney House     , Rodrigues House     
Song Courage is Destiny!

Frank Anthony Public School (or FAPS) is a co-educational day-school, for students of age 4–18 years, in central Bangalore, India. It was founded in 1967 by the Anglo-Indian educationist and barrister-at-law, Frank Anthony.[1] who was also the Founder-Chairman of the All India Anglo-Indian Educational Trust which, today, owns and administers five schools named after him, including The Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi, The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru, The Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata and three Frank Anthony Junior Schools in the cities of Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi.


The school officially opened on the 9th of January, 1967, being the third of the three Frank Anthony Public Schools in India. It is established, owned and administered by the All-India Anglo-Indian Education Institution, New Delhi, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations .

The school is divided into the Nursery Section, the Junior Section and the Senior Section. Each class has three sections in the Junior section, and four in the senior section. Students of classes 11 and 12 are divided into three sections:

  1. Science (English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Computer Applications),
  2. Commerce (English, Commerce, Accounts, Economics, Sociology/Second Language)
  3. Humanities (English, Literature in English, second language, History, Sociology, Political Science).

The student count from Nursery to the Class XII is above 2000.[1]


There are two academic terms in the year:

  • First Term (late May to late September/early October)
  • Second Term (early October to early April)

The second term is split into half by two and a half weeks of Christmas vacation. Summer vacation lasts from early April till late May, during the warmest part of the year in Southern India. There is a week off for Dasara, around late September or early October.


The House system is a feature common to Public Schools in India (based on an equivalent system in England). FAPS has four houses, named after eminent members of the Anglo-Indians and benefactors of the school.

House structure[edit]

Each house is led by two House Captains (a boy and a girl), two Vice-Captains (a boy and a girl), and a body of prefects, selected from among the students of Class XII.

The 4 houses with the school emblem.

Corbett House

  • Colour : Blue
  • Motto: "Deeds not Words"

D'mello House

  • Colour : Yellow
  • Motto : "To Greater Heights"

Gidney House

  • Colour : Green
  • Motto : "The Impossible is Possible"

Rodrigues House

  • Colour : Red
  • Motto : "Strive and Attain"

The houses compete in inter-house activities, including sports (such as cricket, basketball, football, volleyball, and throwball), athletics, quizzes, debates, and elocution competitions.

School song[edit]

May all we learn here in our school
By thought and deed be shown.
Let living truth within us rule,
And seeds of love be sown;
That men in all our deeds may see,
Courage is destiny!
Courage is Destiny!
We pray for grace, serenity
To keep a humble mind,
That we may learn through charity
To love all human kind;
That men in all our deeds may see
Courage is destiny!
Courage is destiny!
Undaunted, though alone we stand,
Upholding what is right.
Proud children of our mother land
With truth our stay and might;
That men in all our deeds may see
Courage is destiny!
Courage is destiny!
All that is good may we retain
When scattered far and wide.
May we our destiny attain
With courage as our guide;
To show that by our constancy
Courage is destiny!
Courage is destiny!


The school has a playground where sports like cricket, football, hockey and other field sports are played. Basketball, throwball and volleyball courts are available. In academics there are labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and a Home Science Lab.

There is an auditorium and a multi-purpose hall.

The view of the school buildings from the school playground.


An inter-school girls throwball tournament is held every year in the month of August.


Every year an intra-school tournament, Tri-Faps is conducted in the one of the three Frank Anthony Public Schools across the country. The last Tri-Faps conducted at Bangalore was in 2017, with recurrences every 3 years.



  • Christopher Anthony Browne
  • Keith Vivian Boye (May 2015)
  • Kevin Dominico Pope (current)


The headmaster was in charge of the Senior section which includes classes 6 to 10 and the ISC grades. The office of Headmaster was renamed Vice-Principal in 2015.

  • Keith Vivian Boye
  • Kevin Dominico Pope(May 2015)
  • Edwin Flynn (current)


The headmistress is in charge of the Junior section which includes the Nursery, Preparatory and classes 1 to 5.

  • Lynn Cabral
  • L Briggs (current)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The School - The Frank Anthony Public School". The Frank Anthony Public School. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 

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