Presidency School

FAQs

Where is St.Paul’s school located?

St. Paul’S English School, is located amidst the huge residential complexes in the heart of the City
No. 121, 3rd Cross Road, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078
J.P.Nagar, Bangalore,

Please feel free to contact us
Tel : 080 – 26582710/26584619
For Admissions :
admission-spes@presidency.edu.in

How does St.Paul’s Engish School differ from other schools?
  • A well-established brand with more than four decades of experience in educating students in ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, ISC & CBSE curriculam
  • Known for its progressive approach to teaching and learning
  • Its affiliation with the world’s largest and most recognized secondary and senior secondary schools certification board —Indian Council for Secondary Education
  • A highly professional and competitive approach to schooling, with a great emphasis on giving personalized attention
  • A track record of brilliant board results across curricula and levels, year after year
  • Excellence in sports and co-curricular activities at the state and national level
  • A lush green campus with all the amenities for a multi-dimensional and holistic growth of a child
  • Its location, in the midst of a number of huge residential complexes, within city limits
  • A well-connected school transport facility and affordable fee structure
  • Admissions based on merit only
  • Highly professional and competitive approach to schooling, yet with personalized attention
  • Well established track record with excellence in sports and co-curricular activities in the State of Karnataka and beyond
What is the focus of school curriculum at various levels?

St Pauls English School  is affiliated to the ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

It shall strictly adhere to  board guide lines advocated by ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education . St Pauls English school Kindergarten shall adopt the Integrated Montessori (Multiple Intelligences) approach to provide a concrete learning and also sensitize toddlers on environmental issues.

We believe that experiential learning in a scientific atmosphere enables the students to acquire manipulative traits that assist them in gaining cognitive and analytical skills. Field trips also form an important aspect of the educational experience at Presidency School.

To facilitate effective learning, the following facilities are provided:

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Spacious, well ventilated, IT-enabled classrooms
  • Well-qualified, experienced, seasonal teachers
  • Sand play pit
  • Language labs
  • Specialized language rooms
  • Math labs
  • Computer labs
  • Junior and senior libraries
  • Science labs
  • Physics lab
  • Chemistry lab
  • Bio lab
  • Computer lab
  • Robotics lab
When do admissions begin?

The academic year starts in early June. Admissions generally start around September and are open throughout the year, depending on the availability of seats (we only take 35 students per class, and we have three sections per grade).

It is recommended that you visit the campus and familiarise yourself with the approach and Core Purpose of the school before applying.

Where can I get an application form?

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and are also available at the Admissions Office.

What are the criteria for admission to the school?

SPES is one of the top-rated schools. We welcome those who subscribe to our values and approach towards education. Preference is given to siblings, children who live in proximity to the school, and those who express an uncommon level of passion or excellence in any particular field.

Students applying for admission to Grade VI and above take placement tests in English, Maths and the Sciences. Admission is confirmed after all formalities are completed.

What are the documents required for admissions?

Completed Application Forms to be submitted along with:

  • 3 passport-size photographs
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Academic records/ transcripts for the last 2 years
  • Extra-curricular records or achievement certificates, if any
  • Transfer Certificate, in original
  • Copy of visa/ permit (if the student is not a citizen of India)
  • In case of SC/ ST, caste certificate to be furnished
What is the admission procedure?

SPES has a simple and transparent admission procedure. Click here to see the steps for admission to the school.

What is the fee-structure of the school?

Click here here for a detailed look at our fee guidelines and here for the breakup of the fee structure.

Whom should I contact for further information about admissions?

The Admissions Office or the Relationship Manager :

Please feel free to contact us
Tel :  080 – 26582710/26584619

For Admissions :
admission-spes @presidency.edu.in

How do you assess?

A student’s performance in tests is a reflection of our own capability as a school. By assessing a student’s application to his/her work on a day-to-day basis, we periodically keep a check on how our methods are faring and necessitate improvements or changes immediately.

Other modes of assessments help us determine the capabilities of every child, so that we can personalize our teaching to better suit their needs. A student’s power of comprehension and assimilation is then assessed through appraisals, class tests, semester examinations and project work. A student’s progress in academic and other allied activities is also assessed and progress reports are sent to the parents periodically. Parents are requested to sign the report after going through it carefully.

No tests or examinations are conducted from Kindergarten to Grade II. At these levels, assessments are an ongoing part of everyday activity. However students are assessed on the basis of their worksheets/ appraisals carried out in class, based on the themes followed.

Portfolios containing worksheets with specific learning objectives are maintained for every student, and will be available with the class teacher for the parent to follow the child’s progress. Students in Grade III upward will have weekly tests and semester exams. After each semester exam, the performance of the student is analyzed and remedial classes are provided to those who require them.

What is the student-teacher ratio at St Pauls English School ? How many students would there be in each class?

The projected ideal student-teacher ratio at SPES is 15. However, currently the student-teacher ratio stands at approximately 12:1. The expected class size is 35 students.

How accessible are the faculty, admin. and Principal to parents?

We encourage the involvement of parents. As a parent, you are an important part of the learning process and you can choose your degree and level of involvement in your child’s education.

Students will always have access to teachers and the Head of School. You may contact teachers or the Head of Section or School via email or by prior appointment, coordinated by the Relationship Manager. We have Parent-Teacher Meetings 4 times a year in order to keep you informed of class progress, lesson plans, home work, behaviour reports, attendance etc.

Apart from regular Parent-Teacher Meetings in the year, you may also meet teachers by appointments set up through the Relationship Manager. Teachers have their own email IDs and may be contacted directly, with a copy to the appropriate Section Head.

How are your teachers selected?

Our teachers are chosen from educational institutions in India and abroad. They seek a position at SPES for the opportunity to teach differently, to be active agents of change and growth, and to evolve as ‘friend, philosopher and guide’ in an empowered atmosphere of creativity, caring and challenge.

Teachers undergo regular and rigorous training in pedagogical methodology, pastoral care and their specific subject areas. Ongoing training in both personal and professional areas ensures that faculty is motivated and up-to-date with the curriculum for the next academic year.

The procedure for selection to faculty is as follows:

  • Submission of a resume with a covering letter explaining how the candidate can contribute to SPES? core purpose.
  • 3 rounds of interviews: with the Head of the Department, Section Head – Level Coordinator and Head of the Institute.
  • Class demo with feedback from qualified teachers.
  • We also determine selection based on performance/ attitude.

As a result of this process, our teaching team is enlightened and balanced, with a mix of youth and experience and of relevant educational as well as wider/ real world expertise.

What policy does SPES follow to ensure discipline?

SPES recognizes the importance of discipline to facilitate learning and growth for every child. We strive to create an atmosphere of orderliness and respect for others’ needs which, at the same time, nurtures an environment of freedom to enquire and to express. We have a strict Code of Conduct for students.

There is also a merit system wherein students get positive or negative house points on areas such as hygiene, cleanliness, submission of homework etc., exhibiting ethical behaviour which supports the core values of the school and of society.

Awards are given for excellence in different areas, as we believe that positive reinforcement of good behaviour can build self-esteem and strong values.

We believe in developing students from guided to self-discipline as they move from primarily to secondary levels.

How does the school address teenage and other student issues?

Social and emotional conflicts are a part of growing up and we expect that every student will, at some time or the other, grapple with peer issues, home related problems, academic performance, issues related to self-awareness etc. Issues and problems, if not dealt with, will directly impact a student’s performance, relationships and the ability to learn.

SPES is sensitive to teenage and student issues. While there is a full time Counsellor, teachers are also trained in basic counselling skills to be able to identify changes in manifested behaviour and offer support.

The whole school community encourages sensitivity towards others and celebrates diversity of interests. We also organize workshops on the above topics, to learn and share among peers and from experts.

Is there a counselling centre for students?

There is a dedicated room for the Counsellor as well as a Learning Lab for students facing academic or learning difficulties. Also to ensure that accelerated learners are challenged, as kids who are ahead or bored can be disruptive.

How do children travel to and from the school?

We offer a bus service for students. Several well-planned bus routes ensure the least possible travel time for every child. Children get on and off at designated pick-up points on the main routes.

What co-curricular activities can my child look forward to at the school?

Students are exposed to various co-curricular and extracurricular activities like yoga, Indian classical (Vocal) and Instrumental Music, Western Classical, Indian and Western Dance, Theatre and Dramatics, Debates, Elocution, Fine Arts, Martial Arts and Quizzes.

  • Auditorium
  • Dance Studios
  • Music Studios
  • Art Studios
  • Speech and Drama
  • Audio Visual Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Counselling Studios
What is the sports and games infrastructure available at the school?

SPES places a strong emphasis on sports and physical activities and the exposure to it starts as early as Kindergarten years and goes on right up to Grade 12.

We offer coaching in basketball, soccer, athletics, cricket, table tennis and tennis.

What is the frequency and duration of co-curricular activities on offer?

Every child in Kindergarten and Primary School is exposed to sports & PE, music, singing, dance, drama and art & craft. While all classes have sports and PE on three days of the week for 3 1/2 hrs, the rest of the activities are held once a week. There are also library and computer periods.

In Middle and High School, the frequency is reduced to allow more time and focus on academics. While sports and PE continues to be offered. Students have PODs twice a week and beyond academics, a period when co-curricular activities take place. This period is also used for competitions, guest lectures, workshops etc. This is in accordance with our school vision: excellence in academics and one chosen co-curricular activity.

What is a typical day like at SPES?

TIMINGS

Kindergarten
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 12.30 pm 20 hrs. Weekly

Grades I to V
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 3.40 pm 35.5 hrs. Weekly

Grades VI and above
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 3.40 pm 35.5hrs. Weekly

What languages does SPES offer? Does my child have to study an Indian language?

English is the medium of instruction at SPES. Second language instruction starts in UKG. Third language starts in Grade 5 and continues for 3 years till Grade 7.

ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education rules regarding Second Language:

Candidates of Indian nationality have to take the examination for a second language. Options are: Hindi, Kannada or any other Indian language approved by the ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Council. Currently SPES offers Hindi and Kannada and Sanskrit and French only.

It should be made very clear that only students with foreign passports will be allowed to take a foreign language as a Second Language. All other students will have to take Hindi or Kannada.

What are the medical facilities available to students on campus?

There is a certified nurse in the School Clinic on campus at all times. In case of emergency, the school vehicle will be used to take children to the hospital. There is a doctor on call as well.

How is a student who is weak in a particular subject or subjects monitored?

We believe that with a little extra individual attention, every student is capable of improving his or her performance. Presidency supports differentiated learning. Students who are not performing at the grade level in any area or subject (as evidenced by performances in class and on formative assessments) are given extra attention to bring them up to the required level. For example, below grade level readers in Grade 1 are given extra attention to ensure that they are able to read fluently.

In middle and senior school, teachers work one-on-one with a student in a non-classroom environment to help him/ her catch up and improve in his/ her understanding of fundamental concepts. The Learning Lab also provides support where necessary.

How many tests / exams are conducted annually?

As Per  the ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education guidelines

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If you have any queries and clarifications on any aspect of St.Paul’s Engish School J.P.Nagar, please feel free to contact us –

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If you have any queries and clarifications on any aspect of St.paul’s schoolJ.P.Nagar.

Please feel free to contact us 
Tel :  080 – 26582710/26584619
For Admissions :
admission-spes@presidency.edu.in