This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Privacy & Policy

Allow Cookies

Bishop Cotton School

Shimla,Himachal Pradesh

4.1
Parent Ratings
4.7
Edustoke Score
₹ 530,000
Annual Fees
ICSE
School Board
Only Boys School
Gender Classification

About School


The students at BCS enjoy a spacious and secure 35-acre campus set in the beautiful Shimla Hills. The clean air supports a healthy lifestyle where organized sport is played every day. A BCS education is holistic and values-driven. Old Cottonians enjoy a top class academic training, but they are also principled, resilient, entrepreneurial and leaders of others. Bishop Cotton, Shimla – a 21st century Indian School with a British Heritage and a global outlook. Due to the pandemic BCS is holding online Admissions for 2021 please call our Admissions mobile for information +91 7807736880

login-lock

Please Login to see important information

FAQs


  • When did the school start?

    Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, is the one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia, and was founded on 28th July, 1859, by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton, son of an Army Captain, who died leading his Regiment in battle.

  • Where is the school located?

    Bishop Cotton School has a long, prestigious legacy as it was founded over 160 years ago in the beautiful hill station of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

  • Which curriculum does the school follow?

    The school has its own curriculum for classes III to VIII. Classes IX to XII follow the CISCE syllabus.

  • What facilities does the school have?

    The Bishop Cotton School campus is majestic, with its aesthetic appeal and modern technology. The classrooms are airy, spacious and comfortable. It has well equipped laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. Moreover, there is an internet browsing centre at the campus. The boys of similar age and house live together in dormitories. They are under the direct control and supervision of their House Masters, Captains and Prefects.The school has a hospital to ensure the health of students. The medical staff is always present, the visiting doctors come thrice a week. The visiting doctor is available at any need of hour. The school library has a stock of more than 12,000 books from all over the world. It consists of novels, periodicals and magazines to keep the students aware of national and international affairs.

  • Any notable alumni of this school?

    The nation has received some great young minds who have contributed towards its development and our pass outs of this reputed school &ndash:
    Ratan Tata
    Montek Singh Ahluwalia
    Ruskin Bond

  • From which grade does the school take admissions?

    Bishop Cotton School runs from Class 3
  • Till which grade is the school affiliated

    Bishop Cotton School runs upto Class 12
  • In which year did the school begin ?

    Bishop Cotton School began in 1859
  • Does the school have a meal facility for the students?

    Bishop Cotton School believes that nutrition is an important part of a student's life. Meals are an integral part of the day. Meals are however not provided in school.
  • Does the school provide transport ?

    Bishop Cotton School believes that the school school journey is an essential part of the student life. The school thus encourages parents to drop and pick the students

Fee Details


ICSE Board Fee Structure - Indian Nationals

Admission Application Fee ₹ 1,500 Admission Application Fee
Security Deposit ₹ 300,000 Security Deposit
Other One Time Payment ₹ 75,000 Other One Time Payment
Yearly Fees ₹ 530,000 Yearly Fees

ICSE Board Fee Structure - International Students

Admission Application Fee US$ 47 Admission Application Fee
Security Deposit US$ 4,107 Security Deposit
Other One Time Payment US$ 1,738 Other One Time Payment
Yearly Fees US$ 11,939 Yearly Fees

Admission Details


Admission Start Month October Admission Start Month
Admission link Admission link
Admission Process Due to the Pandemic we are holding Admissions online with interviews. Please contact [email protected] to be included in the Entrance Exams and Admissions for classes 3-9 for 2021 Admission Process

Other Key Information


Establishment Year 1859 Establishment Year
Entry Age 8Years entry age
Seats at entry level class 100 entry age
Total Student Strength as on date 450 Total Student Strength as on date
Student Teacher Ratio 1:8 Student Teacher Ratio
Language of Instruction English Language of instruction
AC Campus No AC campus
CCTV Surveillance Yes CCTV Surveillance
Grade From Class 3 Grade From
Grade To Class 12 Grade To
Outdoor Sports Outdoor Sports
Indoor Sports Carrom Board Chess Badminton Squash Table Tennis Gymnasium Shooting Indoor Sports

Co-curricular Activities

Performing Arts Dance Music Drama Performing Arts
Crafts Pottery Crafts
Hobbies & Clubs All hobbies and crafts catered for Hobbies & Clubs
Visual Arts Drawing Painting Photography Drama Visual Arts
Affiliation Status ISC/ICSE Affiliation Status
Total no. of Teachers 50 Total no. of Teachers
Other Non Teaching Staff 99 Other Non Teaching Staff
Religious minority school No Religious minority school
Languages taught at primary stage English and Hindi Languages taught at primary stage
Subjects taught in Class 10 All streams Subjects taught in Class 10
Subjects taught in Class 12 All Streams Subjects taught in Class 12

School Infrastructure Details


Total No. of Playgrounds 6 Total No. of Playgrounds
Total No. of Rooms 50 Total No. of Rooms
Total No. of Libraries 2 Total No. of Libraries
Total no. of Activity Rooms 10 Total no. of Activity Rooms
No. of Laboratories 4 No. of Laboratories
No. of Auditoriums 3 No. of Auditoriums
No. of Digital Classrooms 15 No. of Digital Classrooms
Barrier free / Ramps Yes Barrier free / Ramps
Strong Room Yes Strong Room
Gymnasium Yes Gymnasium
Wi-Fi Enabled Yes Wi-Fi Enabled
Ramps for Differently Abled Yes Ramps for Differently Abled
Fire Extinguishers Yes Fire Extinguishers
Clinic Facility Yes Clinic Facility
Examination center of CBSE No Examination center of CBSE

School Leadership


Principal Profile

Name : Simon D Weale M.A. (Oxon)

Travel Information


Nearest Airport 113 Km.
Chandigarh International Airport (or Shimla Airstrip) Distance
Nearest Airport
Nearest Railway Station 6 Km.
Shimla Distance
Nearest Railway Station

Contact Information


Email , Email
Phone Number +917807736880 , +911772620990 , +911772620880 Email
Website website
Location National Highway 22, Near UCO Bank, New Shimla, Shimla Location
Landmark Shimla town centre Landmark

Reviews


Parents Rating Summary
4.1

(Over All)
8 ratings and 5 reviews
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Faculty :
  • Safety :
Edustoke Score
4.7
(Over All)
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Faculty :
  • Safety :
Kartik
2 years ago
5
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
Ravleen Kaur
2 years ago
5
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
Anju singhal
2 years ago
2.5
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
M Kutti
2 years ago
4.5
(0)
Edited
The campus is 23 acres and it is so beautiful. It has all facilities and children thoroughly enjoy studying here.
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
KS Rao
2 years ago
4.2
(0)
Edited
It is a matter of pride to put my child in a school where such famous people have studied. I m very happy.
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
Raju M
2 years ago
4.5
(0)
Edited
A great school with excellent faculty. It is one of the oldest schools of the country.
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
Vandana
2 years ago
4.5
(0)
Edited
It is the best school in India and I m fortunate my child studies here.
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :
Kaushik
2 years ago
3
(0)
Edited
The facilities for athletics are not the best, but they are okay.
  • Infrastructure :
  • Academics :
  • Faculty :
  • Facilities :
  • Sports :
  • Safety :

Connect with school
Page Views : 11965
Similar Schools
  Request a Callback
Page managed by school
Last updated: 27 January 2021
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD ?

Please click the button to register, and experts will help you find the best one for your child