Given below are answers to the most commonly asked questions about the school.
We have moved to online learning so some of the services (uniform shop, meals, buses, enrichment activities in school etc) are temporarily suspended. For detailed information, please contact us.
Q. What are the timings for the school?
EYFS (Nursery & Reception)
7.55 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday
Primary (Year 1 to Year 3)
7.55 am to 2.20 pm Monday to Friday
Primary (Year 4 to Year 6) Secondary (Year 7 to Year 11)
7.55 am to 2.20 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 7.55 am to 3.10 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays
Secondary (Year 12 & Year 13)
7.55 am to 2.20 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.55 am to 3.10 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Q. Does the school have boarding (residential) facilities?
No, The British School is a day school. Students must reside with at least one parent/guardian in Delhi NCR who should have full responsibility for the child.
Q. Do I need an appointment to visit The British School?
Yes. In order to make your visit informative and useful, please make an appointment with us beforehand. We are unable to meet visitors without prior appointment.
Q. What were the school’s IGCSE & IB results in the last year?
Our IGCSE and IB results have been excellent, registering a quantum upward increase year on year.
Q. Do you have expat teachers working in the school?
We have a mix of expat and Indian nationals in both teaching and leadership positions. The teaching staff is highly qualified and 1/3rd are IB Examiners, syllabus developers and workshop leaders.
Q. What is the teacher student ratio in the school?
The teacher student ratio average is 1:8.
Q. When should I submit an application for admission?
Applications are normally accepted as follows:
Admission to Nursery for the academic year beginning July: November
Admission to Year 1 – Year 12: November
If a place is available, applications will be accepted at other times of the year as well.
If there is a possibility that you might relocate to Delhi, you should apply online. It is strongly recommended that you contact the admissions team prior to registering your child to understand the entry requirements and availability of places.
Q. If I or my child has a British passport, is my child automatically guaranteed admission?
No, all applicants, regardless of nationality and status, must complete the application process and clear the admission assessment/interaction before they can be admitted.
Q. Is there a policy for offering admissions to siblings of students in school?
We give preference to siblings of students already in the school in that siblings automatically move to the top of their respective category in the waiting list.
Q. How should my child's confidential recommendations be submitted?
Confidential recommendations are school-to-school documents and must arrive at the Admissions Office directly from either the teacher or the school of the applicant. They may be sent emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post in a sealed and stamped envelope to the school.
Parents are responsible for obtaining the confidential recommendations to us in a timely manner.
Q. What are the next steps once the application is submitted?
Once an application is completed online with the registration fee paid, the applicant’s name will be put on the waiting list. The Admissions Office will get in touch with you when a place is available as per your waiting list status. Admission may be offered at any time during the academic year, depending upon availability of seats. More details can be found in the Admission Process.
Q. What is the current waiting list for all the year groups?
The waiting list varies for all year groups. Applicants are placed in the category for which they are eligible on a first-come, first-served basis. Continual intake of foreign nationals causes constant movement of the waiting list placement. Please contact the Admissions Office for further questions.
Q. What is the age criterion for admissions?
The age criterion is clearly defined in the Age-Year Guide and is followed for all admission applications.
The cut-off age date for all year groups is 1 September. However, the school reserves the right to place an applicant in the year it deems appropriate.
Q. How will I pay the registration fees?
You may make the payment using a credit/debit card after submitting the registration form. Registration is not considered complete until the payment has been received. Bank charges may apply for this transaction.
Q. Is the Registration fee refundable?
The registration fee of Rs 20,000 is non-refundable and does not guarantee admission.
Q. Is it possible to sit in a classroom or meet with a teacher, counsellor or the principal while visiting the school?
Applicants may not sit in a class (although classrooms are visited during school tour) as it may affect student learning. However, the admissions team is available to answer any questions that you may have. If there are any queries that they are unable to answer, the correct information will be sent to you later. A meeting with teachers/curriculum leaders may be organised at a later stage, if required.
Q. Is there a school uniform?
All students from Nursery to Year 11 are required to wear a uniform. There are separate winter and summer uniforms for daily wear and physical education. Years 12 and 13 (IB students) have no uniform but need to follow a dress code.
Uniforms may be bought from the uniform shop on the premises which is open during term time as follows:
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Saturdays from 8 am to 12.30 pm
Q. Does the school have provision for hot meals and snacks for the students?
The school offers largely organic meals for the hot lunch programme. All meals are prepared fresh on site and use locally produced, seasonal and flavourful products.
In addition to the hot lunch programme, the snack shop and tuck shop offer a wide variety of delicious, healthy and organic snacks. More information can be found in the Meals section.
Q. Does the school have buses for students?
The school has ten air-conditioned buses which currently service most of South Delhi and Gurgaon (NCR) areas. More information cab found in the Buses section.
Q. Does the school offer afterschool activities?
A wide variety of afterschool activities and clubs are on offer for primary and secondary students. More information can be found in the Enrichment section.