Welham Boys' School

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Welham Boys' School
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Type Public school
Motto From Strength To Strength
Established 1937
Dean Dr. Rakesh Bhandari
Principal Ms. Gunmeet Bindra
Staff 70
Number of students 650+
Campus size 32 acres (approx.)
Colour(s) Brown, Beige
Mascot The Elephant
Affiliation Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Founder Hersille Susie Oliphant
Houses Cauvery, Ganga, Jamuna and Krishna

Welham Boys' School is a boarding school located in Dehra Dun, India. The school is a residential school for boys and is affiliated with CBSE.


Welham was founded in 1937 as a preparatory school for boarding schools in England and India, by Miss Oliphant, an English lady, with a capital of £1000. 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, and 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 boarding school.[1]

In 1956 Miss Oliphant donated all her assets to the Welham Boys' School, which presently is administered by a Board of Trustees. Mr. S. K. (Charlie) Kandhari took over as principal in January 1983.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Ganguli, Shyam (2009-01-01). Doon Rediscovered. Rupa & Company. ISBN 9788129113849. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Michael (2008-11-14). In Search of Time Wasted: Peregrinations from Seil Island. Author House. ISBN 9781467018005. 

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Coordinates: 30°19′08″N 78°03′29″E / 30.3189°N 78.0580°E / 30.3189; 78.0580