Welham Girls’ School is one of the oldest and most reputed girls boarding schools in Dehradun, Uttarakhand which is affiliated to CISCE i.e. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.
The School promotes multi-cultural and secular values among its students and encourages them to choose a harder right path instead of the easier wrong.
Miss Linnell, the founder principal of Welham Girls’ High School, gave the school motto ‘Aartha Shanti Phala Vidya’ which means ‘The aim of education is to bring peace’. It wonderfully embodies the spirit of Welham’s.
The school has five houses named after popular birds found in the doon valley: Bulbuls, Flycatchers, Hoopoes, Orioles, and Woodpeckers.
Welham Girls’ has multiple clubs such as Nature Club, Quiz Club, etc., and societies for the overall development of the students.
History – Welham Girls’ School
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
In the newly independent India, there were still very few educational platforms for young Indian women.
Back in the 1950s, an elderly English lady H. S. Oliphant, inspired by The Lawrence School, Sanawar, conceived the idea of a school of similar quality for the girls around Dehradun.
Oliphant recruited another retired English woman, Grace Mary Linnel, and founded Welham Girls’ School.
Initially, there was a lack of funds, staff & other necessary infrastructure still the school has seen tremendous growth from ten students to around 550 students.
Notable Alumni of Welham Girls’
Welham Girls’ has produced several prominent and well-known personalities who have contributed to society across diverse walks of life.
Some of the famous alumni of Welham Girls’ include :
- Meira Kumar (first woman speaker of Lok Sabha),
- Brinda Karat (politician),
- Kareena Kapoor Khan (actor),
- Deepa Mehta (Film Director),
- Tavleen Singh (journalist) and many more.
Admissions at Welham Girls’ are offered in Class VI, VII, and XI only and it is subject to the availability of seats.
The new academic session begins in March every year.
Applicants have to register themselves and deposit a Registration fee of Rs. 20,000 (Twenty Thousand rupees only) as the first stage of the admission process in Welham Girls’.
The Registration Fee is neither refundable nor adjustable and it is valid for the specified academic year only.
Mere registration is not a guarantee for admission in Welham Girls’ School.
Documents Required for Registration
- 1 recent passport size photograph
- The filled-up registration card
- Attested copy of the student’s birth certificate (it should not be dated more than one year after the date of birth and must be issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths of the area in which the girl was born)
After being registered, the student has to appear for an aptitude/proficiency assessment at the nearest center to the individual’s residence.
The test is held in the month of November/December prior to the admission year.
Note: Preferences are given to daughters of transferable Government officials, serving Armed Forces Personnel and daughters and siblings of ex-students who have studied in the school for more than four years or have passed out of school at the end of class XII.
In exceptional cases, the discretion lies with the Board of Governors in the matters of admissions.
There is no assessment for admission to class XI. It is based on board exam results.
A medical fitness test is also a pre-requisite for admission.
Documents Required at the time of Admission
- Original Birth Certificate
- Transfer Certificate from the school last attended, issued by the principal
- Character certificate
- Medical Certificate
- 3 recent passport size photographs
- Migration Certificate for admission to class XI in case of students from Boards other than the CISCE
Fee Structure of Welham Girls’ School
Welham Girls’ School fee (w.e.f 01.04.2020) is as follows:
|School Fees||Rs. 675000|
|Admission Fees||Rs. 50000|
|Security Deposit||Rs. 337500|
|Imprest Deposit||Rs. 40000|
|Uniform Deposit||Rs. 20000|
|Registration Fees||Rs. 20000|
For class VI and VII
Within India= 1200
For class XI
Within India= 700
Welham Girls’ Result
Class XII Result
Class X Result 2020
With 74 out of 82 students scoring above 90% marks, Krisha Khanna was the topper of Welham Girls’ class XI in 2020, who scored 98.60% marks.
Contact Details of Welham Girls School
Address: Welhams girls’ school,
No. 19- Municipal Road, Dalanwala,
Phone No. – 0135-26670100, 0135-2654754, 0135-2654293.