Army Burn Hall College
(ABHC) is situated in Abbottabad
, Pakistan. There are separate wings for boys and girls. The girls section is located on Mall Road near the city center, the boys branch is in Mandian. Originally these were Junior Burn Hall and Senior Burn Hall Schools respectively. The junior school starts from Prep class and goes up to the Masters level for girls, the boys go to the senior school after finishing their sixth grade.
Burn Hall traces its history back to 1943 when a team of missionaries from Mill Hill
, in London
, established the Burn Hall School
. The school is named after an English Manor House which had a hall with a stream (burn) running through it, hence the name 'Burn Hall'. The school was administered by the Fathers in English public school tradition.
In 1948, a year after Pakistan gained their Independence from the British Empire, a few Fathers moved to Abbottabad with a handful of students, and with the help of Brigadier Aslam Khan (a brother of Air Marshal retd. Asghar Khan who also went under the name of Brigadier Pasha), set the school up in a small building, the Abbot Hotel. The school was, and still is, among the best in the country and soon more buildings were added to accommodate the increasing number of students. The school was under the control of the Diocesan Board of Education, Rawalpindi.
In 1956, a new school was constructed a few miles outside the town, on the Grand Trunk road. Its purpose was to provide more room... Read More