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Bishop Cotton Boys School

15, Residency Road, Bengaluru

3.6
Parent Ratings
4.1
Edustoke Score
₹ 400000
Annual Fees
ICSE
School Board
Only Boys School
Gender Classification

About School


Bishop Cotton Boys’ School had its genesis in the vision of Bishop George Lynch Cotton of Calcutta. His idea was to set up schools to educate European and Eurasian children of limited means. The idea received support from the Viceroy, Lord Canning. The school in Bangalore became a reality in the hands of Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew, Chaplain of St. Mark’s Church. Bishop Cotton School opened its doors in a humble house on High Grounds on the 19th of April, 1865, with Mr. G. Reynolds as its first Headmaster.A school whose rich history is blended with surging innovation, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School has left its mark on all aspects of education. Cottons is a perfect mixture of holistic education coupled with character building, co-curricular activities and sports all in a sheath of discipline and respect towards the Almighty. With a campus spread over 13 acres and state of the art technology present all over, Cottons boasts of being one of the best places to study at.After standing tall for 153 years, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School has won the accolade of the “Eton of the East”, and stands tall as Bangalore’s leading school, one of India’s three top-ranked schools, and the No: 1 among all metro schools in India, with students of the school who have gone on to shine in different walks of life, all over the world.

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Key Information


Type of School Day Cum Residential type of school
Afflilation / Examination Board ICSE Affiliation boards
Grade - Day School LKG till Class 12 Grade - Day School
Grade - Boarding School Class 5 till Class 12 Grade - Boarding School
Min Age for Admission - Day School 3Years 10Months Min Age for Admission - Day School
Min Age for Admission - Boarding NA Min Age for Admission - Boarding
Language of Instruction English Language of Instruction
Average Class Strength 45 Average Class Strength
Establishment Year 1865 Establishment Year
School Strength 6000 School Strength
Swimming / Splash Pool Yes Swimming / Splash Pool
Indoor Sports Yes Indoor Sports
AC Classes No AC Classes
Student Teacher Ratio 45:1 Student Teacher Ratio
Transportation Yes Transportation
Outdoor Sports Yes image
Outdoor Sports Tennis, Badminton, Basket Ball, Football, Cricket, Hockey Outdoor Sports
Indoor Sports Table Tennis, Chess, Carrom Board Indoor Sports

FAQs


  • When did the school start?

    The school was founded in 1865
  • Where is the school located?

    The school is located in Bangalore.
  • Which curriculum does the school follow?

    The school follows ICSE board.
  • Is it a co-ed school?

    The school has two distinct branches for girls and boys seperately.
  • What is the vision of the school?

    To impart a holistic education that:
    Nurtures the best in every individual
    Creates confident young women who can claim their place in industry, society and the body politic
    Balance academics with extra-curricular activities and sports
    Inculcates moral values, attitudes and habits that celebrate human dignity and equal opportunity
    Nurtures leadership, compassion and a sense of justice
    All for the greater glory of God and His creation

  • What is admission process?

    Admission process begin in December for new academic session.

  • What kind of a campus does the school have ?

    Bishop Cotton Boys' School feels blessed to have a 14 acre campus and any visitor to the campus will get a feel of why Cottons id different, with the state of the art facilities, buildings with soaring gabled roofs and a multidimensional infrastructure that draws six thousand students from the country.
  • What does a day look like for a residential student ?

    A day in the life of a Cottonian boarder embodies all the values that the school hopes to instill in a student. The day begins with morning studies for which each boarder has to report on time, then after an hour of studies a wholesome breakfast is served and off the boys go to school. A snack session and a lunch in the pantry make sure that boarders never go hungry. When the school hours get over, the playing time begins during which all boarders are encouraged to play- and play with the 'no one gets left behind' spirit. Thus, more abled players in bring the new talents up to their speed. The playing hours are followed by a chapel service and which the boys bow down to the Almighty and ask for his graces. Then a session of evening studies makes sure that a boarder does equally well in his academics as he does on the field. A filling dinner is served in the break between the evening study hours. A punctual lights-out makes sure the boarders catch enough sleep for the next day.
  • What kind of sports facilities does the school have ?

    Bishop Cotton has always laid emphasis on Sports. The main focus is on Cricket, Hockey, Football, Gymnastics and Athletics. From 1917, Swimming also became a part of sports activities.The School has facilities for Gymnastics, Karate and Swimming. The Gymnasium has been renovated and equipped with a treadmill and other modern equipment.
  • What kind of events and competitions are organised ?

    A myriad Inter-Class and Inter-House Competitions are hosted on a regular basis be it Dramatics, Music, Elocution, Quiz, Sports, Essay competitions, Spelling and Art Exhibition, amongst others. Cottonians also walk with prizes at several inter-school competitions including the Harvard Model United nations and the annual Student Leader Convention.
  • Any notable alumni of the school ?

    Gen Thimaiyya and Feroze Khan are some of the known names that have passed out from here.

Fee Details


Fee Structure - Day School

Annual Fees ₹ 205000 image
Transport Fee ₹ 27000 Transport Fee
Application Fees ₹ 500 Application Fees

Fee Structure - Boarding School

Indian Students

Admission Fee ₹ 500 Admission Fee
Yearly Fee ₹ 400,000 Yearly Fee

Boarding Related Information


Grade From Class 5 Grade From
Grade To Class 12 Grade To
Boarding Facilities For BOYS Boarding Facilities For
Hostel Admission Minimum Age 10Y 00M Hostel Admission Minimum Age

Admission Details


Admission Link Admission link
Admission Process Entrance test Admission Process

Travel Information


Nearest Airport 35 Km.
Kempegowda International Airport Distance
Nearest Airport
Nearest Railway Station 4.6 Km.
Bangalore City Railway Station Distance
Nearest Railway Station

Contact Information


Email Email
Phone Number +918022213835 , +918040527888 , +918022213608 Email
Website website
Location 15, Residency Road, Bengaluru Location

Reviews


Parents Rating Summary
3.6

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6 ratings and 5 reviews
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Sudesh
2 years ago
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I wont say I have never had to address my concern or I have had no complains. I have reached out when needed and the team at school had given me all support.
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Prakash
2 years ago
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Activity clubs here are my child?s favourite. My child has a creative bent so this school meet all our needs.
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Poonam
2 years ago
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I am extremely proud of my child as not just academics, the achievements go beyond that. Sports and dance were two main concerns and my kid is excelling in both.
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Kaushik
4 months ago
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Excellent school which meets all the necessities of student. Be it educational, sports, co-curricular activities. Management is quite transparent and very supportive. Teaching and non teaching staffs are exceptional.
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