Welham Boys School

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Welham Boys School is a boarding school in India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas over an area of , the school lies amidst the hills and rivers of the Dehra Dun. Students from many parts of the sub-continent and beyond attend the school. The school is a residential school for boys and is affiliated with IPSC.

Welham was founded in 1937 as a preparatory school for boarding schools in England and India, by Ms Oliphant, an English lady, with a capital of £1000. Miss Oliphant was struck by the lack of schools of similar quality for the sisters of boys studying at Welham. Fired by the desire to create an equal educational platform for young Indian women in a newly independent India, she acquired a palatial estate called 'Nasreen' adjacent to Welham Boys School to start a small boarding school for girls.

There were no funds or staff, and no school buildings. Miss Oliphant recruited another retired English lady, Miss Grace Mary Linnell to run the boarding school for girls. Miss Linnell became the Founder- Principal of Welham Girls School. Under Miss Linnell’s guidance Welham Girls High School, as it was known then, established itself as a fully fledged boarding school. From its initial 10 students, it has grown to a strength of over 600 students.

In 1956 Ms Oliphant donated all her assets to the Welham Boys School which presently is administered by a Board of Trustees. Mr. S. K. Kandhari took over as principal in January 1983. He was the principal for almost 18 years, and...
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