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    How To Start A 10+2 / K12 Private School In India (2023)?


    Starting a school has many crucial tasks associated with it. If you often wonder how to start a 10+2 private school in India, you are in the right place. This blog will detail all the information you need to know about starting a K12 private school in India. So, let’s get started. 

    1. Select Board Type: CBSE, ICSE or IB

    Among the many decisions, you have to make to establish a school in India, choosing the type of school you want to start is the first and most crucial step. In India, you can choose from a wide range of options like International Baccalaureate (IB) School, ICSE school or CBSE School. This mandatory step will affiliate your school to one of the recognised boards and give you a set of rules to follow to ensure the smooth functioning of your school. 

    2. Select School Type: Pre-primary, Middle or High School 

    This is a crucial step when establishing a school. You must be clear about whether you want to cater to the K-12 sector, K-5 sector and just invite admissions to kindergarten students. You must find answers to important questions like what will be your pedagogy, should you choose PlayWay, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia, etc. 

    3. Register As A Trust, Society, Section 8 company or Franchise

    The next step in starting a school is to decide whether you want to register your school as a trust, society or a section 8 company. You must register your school either under Trust Act or the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860 and it must be registered as a non-profit organisation. 

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    4. Acquire Land

    The third step is to decide whether you want to purchase or lease land to establish a school. The land purchased or leased must be recognised by the Department of Education of the state with an Essentiality Certificate. This will certify that the school is essential for the area you choose to build it in. It is essentially a NOC. Apart from this, you will also need to acquire a Municipal authority’s certification.

    5. Construct Building as per board guideline

    Affiliation to a particular board is granted to a school only after it has provided a building plan. This permission is granted by the state board after approval, keeping in mind the by-laws. The plan must include details of the number of classrooms, library, offices, assembly hall, labs, facilities, auditorium and area of the playground/play area. The minimum land area is also specified for CBSE and ICSE schools.

    6. Define the school’s vision, mission and values

    Chalk out the philosophy of your school, the vision, mission and values that will guide your school and the message you have for the society. These will help in forming the foundation on which the school will function. This is the stage when you would need to plan and create a curriculum, the assessment strategy and your school’s goals.

    7. Apply for Recognition and Affiliation 

     The final step of establishing a school is to seek recognition and affiliation. If you choose to establish a CBSE school, you can affiliate it after making your school fully functional. On the other hand, for an ICSE school, the process takes a longer time. The affiliation for your school will be granted only after a complete and thorough inspection by the inspection committee. 

    After all these steps, your school will be ready to provide education and help children in various stages of their schooling. Academic partners like Next Schools can help you sail through the process easily. Hope you got all the information you are looking for. Do let us know what you think in the comments section below.