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Barnes School, Devlali, is the largest boarding school in west India. It was established in 1925, on the basis of a 1718 original foundation. It is one of the best known institution for studies and sports. Barnes School has been rated as one of the top school in India.

It is a private co-educational prep school. It is an Anglican school, founded in 1925, under the auspices of the Bombay Education Society. The school is twinned with Christ Church School, in Mumbai. Both Schools follow the ICSE curriculum and use the same shield as a badge or logo, Barnes in blue and Christ Church in green. Barnes recently started with their Junior College which is affiliated from Indian School Certificate/ ISC. Barnes School & Junior College was started in the year 2008 and it is now well appreciated.


In the late 19th century people began to think education for their children should be provided by the Government. Before that there were schools for the rich. For the poor there were very few schools and those were mostly provided by the Church and charitable people. In the early 18th century many schools were established in England. So it was that when the Revd. Richard Cobbe was appointed chaplain to the Hon. East India Company's factory at Bombay, he founded in 1718, in a building not far from the present Cathedral of St. Thomas in Fort, a small free school where twelve poor boys were housed, clothed, fed and educated...
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