Springdales School ,
The admission policy will reflect the general ethos and philosophy of the Springdales Schools run by the Springdales Education Society (Estd 1956). The schools are inter-generational, and promote inclusivity, integration and heterogeneity in their student community. They impart a wholesome education which develops in Springdalians good citizenship, social responsibility and multi-faceted talent. The school motto “Vasudaiva Kutumbhakum – the world is a family” permeates the entire curriculum and elucidates its commitment to an integrated secular India and a peaceful and a socially just world.
The Management, staff, alumni and parents share a collective vision and mutual purpose in education so that the students may fruitfully contribute to the wider society and address the realities and concerns of our country and of the world.
Springdales has a clear DIVERSITY POLICY in place which is reflective of the Constitutional goals of our nation. We believe in the intrinsic right of every child to receive good quality education. So along with others we educate :-
Children of Economically Weaker Sections of Society
Children with Special Needs
Children of Minority Communities
Children of Different Regions of the country
Children of Foreign Nations
Springdales School, Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan,
New Delhi 110 021,
Contact: +(011)24116657, (011)24117025
FOR ADMISSION TO THE 136 SEATS IN THE ENTRY CLASS FOR 2013-14
We have therefore kept the following categories which are in consonance with the school policy and guidelines of the RTE Act.
Category Seats Percentage
EWS Category 34 25%
For the remaining 75% the categories will be:
General Category 63 46%
Staff Children’s Category 7 5%
Special Needs Category 5 4%
School’s Discretionary Category
(Permitted by Delhi Education Dept 20%)
CATEGORY 1- EWS
Children of the EWS category will be given 25% of the seats as per the total intake of the entry class i.e. 34. This is the percentage mandated under the RTE Act and is a part of our social responsibility.
The applicants will have to fulfil the eligibility criteria prescribed by Govt and given in the Registration Form a copy of which is placed on the public domain.
If the seats exceed the number of seats available children will be admitted through Random Selection (Draw of lots) in the presence of the parent applicants. There will be a separate draw of lots for the Girl child for gender parity.
The whole process will be fair and transparent with names of selected and non-selected candidates placed on public domain.
CATEGORY 2- GENERAL
For this category there will be 63 seats available which will be 46% of the total seats for this class.
The Criteria for selection of these children will be in accordance with the guidelines given. i.e. there will be no interviewing or screening of children or their parents. The whole process will be fair and rational, non-discriminatory, transparent and child-friendly. Admission will be based on the information given and will have to be backed by authentic proofs with documents attached to the form when submitted. Information regarding parents’ professions and educational qualifications will not form a part of the admission criteria. It will be used only for school data processing.
Admission for the General Category of seats will be based on the criterias as per school’s policy for which points will be given to ensure a rational and fair result. If there is a tie in the points for the last seats to be allotted there will be Random Selection in the form of a Draw of lots to finalise these seats in the same transparent manner as for the EWS category. The list of selected and non-selected candidates will be placed on the public domain showing the points secured.
CATEGORY 3- CHILDREN OF STAFF
Children of Staff :
All permanent members of staff have a right to apply for the admission of their children. If any member falls under EWS category the child will be considered under that category. Candidates must apply through an Online Registration Form but no points are required for this category. If the applications exceed the number of seats allotted there will be a draw of lots and the non-selected candidates will be deferred to the next session. Grandchildren of retired staff may be considered as fee paying students if seats are not filled. Any seats unavailed at the time of closure of admission will be transferred to General category.
CATEGORY 4- SPECIAL NEEDS
Special Needs Category :
The schools have a well recognized Integrated Special Needs programme for differently – abled children. A Special Needs Centre is in operation. To be eligible for the Integrated programme parents must attach authenticated documents related to the disability and a Certificate that the Child is ready for entry to Mainstream education. There is no point system for this category.
Any seats unavailed at the time of closure will be transferred to General category.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
Sibling Criteria (25 points allocation) :
The school considers this to be a very important factor for admission as it becomes very problematic for parents to have children in different schools. Existing parents also have a bonding with the school which they chose for their first child because of its special features. Even then, it will not be possible to accommodate all.
Alumni Criteria (25 points) :
The schools are three-generational and have a large 40 year-old Alumni Association with 4000 life members deeply attached to their Alma Mater and who have great aspirations for their children’s education at Springdales. Points are allotted in accordance with the contribution they have made to the school and their bonding thereafter (20-25 points).It is regretted that all children of Alumni like siblings will not be able to find a place due to limitation of seats.
Residence Criteria (20 points maximum) :
Proximity of residence to the school is beneficial to both the child and the local community. So residence has been included as a Criteria for admission. It covers the following aspects :-
(a) Those who live in surrounding areas which are specified in the registration form (20 points)
(b) Those who live further away but can make their own satisfactory transport arrangements. (10 points)
Minority Criteria (5 points) :
In keeping with its ethos and objectives, the schools embrace a diverse mix of children from different communities, religions, regions, and linguistic groups. Aspirants must provide authentic proofs that they qualify as minorities as defined by authorized bodies like the Minorities Commission.
Girl Child Criteria (10 points) :
Gender Parity and equal opportunity for the Girl child is a part of Springdalian ethos. Being co-educational the schools try to ensure that the student population has an equal balance between the sexes.
Single Parent Criteria (5 points) : :
For children with single parent (legal proof must be attached for undertaking of single status).
1st Born Child (Girl or Boy) not being a sibling or a child of an alumnus. (10 points) :
It was found in the last few years that very few 1st born children secured admission. Therefore they are being allotted 10 points.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE & SCHEDULE FOR ALL CATEGORIES
Forms will be available ONLINE ONLY from 1st January 2013 from 8:30 a.m. onwards on the school website till 15th, January 2013(Midnight).
Instruction for Parents:
1. Take a printout of the Online Registration Form on an A-4 size white sheet of paper. Use black ink only for printout.
2. Fill up the required information in the form.
3. Attach copies of all documents required with the form.
4. Kindly ensure that you collect a receipt and acknowledgement for the Registration Fees paid.
5. Submit the duly filled form, complete in all respects to the School office in which admission is sought, as per the schedule given below.
Forms for Springdales School, Pusa Road, Springdales School, Kirti Nagar and Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan are separate for all units. Parents seeking admission in Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan must deposit the duly filled form at Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.
Parents seeking admission in Springdales School, Pusa Road and Springdales School, Kirti Nagar should deposit the forms at Springdales School, Pusa Road
INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
Registration fees of Rs.25/- is to be deposited at the time of submission of the form.
No Registration fees will be charged from EWS Candidates.
DATES FOR ADMISSION PROCEDURE :
(a) Acceptance of filled up forms
(Excluding Sundays and Gazetted Holidays)
02.01.2013 to 16.01.2013
(8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
(b) Lottery for EWS Candidates
13.02.2013 (Dhaula Kuan)
(c) Notification of First List of shortlisted candidates + Waiting list
(d) Last date for acceptance of fees from the First List 19.02.2013
(9:00 a.m. to 12 noon)
Notification of Second List (if any)
Last date for acceptance of fees from Second List
(9:00 a.m. to 12 noon)
List of documents to be enclosed with the filled up forms are hereunder
1. Copy of Birth certificate of the Child
2. Proof of Residence(any one)
Copy of voter’s identity card
Copy of Passport
3. Proof of Sibling
Copy of fee bill of sibling
Copy of report card
4. Proof of Alumni
Copy of Character certificate
OSA Membership Card
5. In case of Minority
Proof of qualifying for Minorities as defined by The Minorities Commission.
6. In case of Single Parent
Legal document regarding single parent status.
7. Children of Staff
Details of Employment
Date of employment
Years of service
8. In case of 1st Born child
Affidavit from Notary Public certifying that the child is a first born
Statement from Parents certifying information as correct and true.
9. Special Needs Category
Authenticated documents related to the disability and certificate from the Medical Specialist/ Clinical Psychologist that the child is ready for mainstream schooling.
Please Note : If information is found to be false the school authorities have the right to cancel the admission if given.
Documents to be submitted with the Registration Forms under EWS Category
Submit anyone of the following documents as proof:
Birth certificate under the births, Deaths and Marriages Certification Act 1886.
Hospital/ Auxiliary nurse and Midwife (ANM) register record.
Declaration of the age of the child by the parent or guardian.
Ration card issued in the name of parents (Mother/ father having name of the child)
Domicile certificate of child or of his/her parents.
Voter ID Card of any of the parents
Electricity bill / MTNL telephone bill / water bill
Unique identity card of mother/father/child issued by Government of India
Passport in the name of any of the parents or child.
Income certificate issued by a Revenue officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
BPL Ration card (Yellow Card)
AAY Ration Card (Pink Coloured)
A Certificate issued by a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar or any other Competent Authority
Caste Certificate issued by DC office
Medical certificate from Govt. Hospital, in case of children with Special Needs/ Disabilities.
The School has an aesthetically designed building, state of art equipment and educational facilities which includes :
A/C Multipurpose Auditorium: With seating capacity of 750- Hall of Friendship and Peace.
Multilingual Laboratory : Electronically fitted for teaching English, French, Spanish, Russian and German.
Smart Boards : Every class room from Nursery to Class XII and Laboratories are equipped with Smart Boards and Projectors.
Laboratories: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Home Science, Geography, Psychology laboratories for different levels.
Library with Internet connection & Networking : A well stocked and aesthetically designed library with Internet connection & networking for the Senior School; Reading Room-cum-Library for Juniors equipped with books, children’s magazines, periodicals, Newspapers etc.
Computer labs and Computer Resource Centre : State of the art Computer labs and Computer Resource Centre with Internet Connection, Networking and with LCD Projector for projection of various presentations.
“Saath-Saath” Inclusive Education Centre : A centre for children with special needs maintained by Special Educators who design individual learning plans for every student and are sensitive to individual needs of Special Students.
Teachers’ Learning Centre for professional growth of the faculty with Hi- tech Computers, Networked with Internet connection and Plasma Screen for projecting various information during workshops for teachers.
Art Studios & Dance and Music Rooms : Specially designed Art Studios at all levels and centre for Dance and Music (Vocal and Instrumental)
Play fields catering to different sports and different levels of students including courts for Tennis, Basketball and grounds for Football, Cricket, Taekwondo, Skating rink, and facilities for swimming in a pool of International specifications.
Staff Rooms, Lunch Rooms and Supervisors Rooms at all levels.
Students Services- Canteen serving healthy, fresh and wholesome food. Books and Stationery store and Uniform counter, Toilets and Water Coolers fixed with aquaguards.
Bal Vatika: An amphitheatre in the Junior School with a seating capacity of about 700 used for assemblies, cultural and other presentations.
Play Areas : Nursery and Prep classes have their special play areas. The indoor common play area has a large number of soft toys, rocking swings, slides, tricycles etc.
The Outdoor play areas are equipped with a jungle gyms, slides, swings, sandpit and facilities for water play.
THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
The Academic programme of the school is designed to stimulate the intellectual capabilities of students and encourages them to think creatively and to produce results in conformity with the best that the child is capable of without undue pressure and producing in each student a desire to learn.
The emphasis is on collective endeavour and on co-operation rather than individualistic competitiveness. There is no ranking system and no examination upto Class VIII, with students being assessed on their day to day work and through regular unit tests.
The results in the board examinations of the CBSE are exceptionally high. The students have performed well in the entrance exams for Engineering, Medicine, Design, Arts etc. Our students are offered places and scholarship in Universities abroad including Harvard, Oxford, Princeton etc.
The school has a counseling department which provides information to students on various professions and organizes seminars and Vocational Guidance Programmes for students and parents.
The results for both Class XII and X have been excellent this year too.
Out of 154 students who appeared this year 56 students obtained more than 90%. The school topper secured an aggregate of 97%.13 students secured between 95-97% and 43 students between 90-94%
The aggregate percentage of 154 students was 79.5% with a total of 613 distinctions. This year too our students have been placed in highly reputed universities and colleges both in India and abroad like the Lady Sri Ram College, Hindu College, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Venkateshwara College, Jesus & Mary College, National Institute of Fashion Technologies, St. Stephens, Armed Forces Medical College, Delhi College of Engineering, and Vellore College of Engineering.
The streams offered in class XI are –
The Class X result under the CCE scheme introduced last year has also been of a very high quality with 14 students securing a Cumulative Grade Point Average of a perfect 10, and 26 students with a Grade Point Average between 9 and 9.9.