Bishop Cotton School, Shimla

26 reviews

School is up to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from III to XII. It is an English Medium school.



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Bishop Cotton School

About School

Know about Bishop Cotton School, Shimla: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

Bishop Cotton School Shimla, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from III to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Bishop Cotton School was established in 1859. It is a Private School .

Basic facts about Bishop Cotton School:

Year Established


School Type

Private School




Boarding School


Class III - Class XII

Admission Period


  • Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE)

School Level

Primary School (I-V) - Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The motto of Bishop Cotton School is "Overcome Evil With Good". It is a Boys Boarding School, which serves the educational needs of over 500 students from III through XII. The classes in Bishop Cotton School for every academic year begins in March and ends in December.

Founder: George Cotton

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is one of the best Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE) schools in Shimla and ranks among the top schools in Shimla. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE) school in Shimla. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Near UCO Bank B.C.S. New Shimla, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009

School Chairman & Principal

  • Principal: Simon D Weale

School Contact Person

Phone Number

911772620990, 911772620880

Email Address
School Website

Admission Details

Academic Year

March to December

Admission Period

Admission Contact Details

Admission Incharge




Admission Procedure and Important Dates

The School has students enrolled from III to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, contact details, documents required and instructions for parents for Bishop Cotton School, Shimla admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is there any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to Bishop Cotton School Shimla for the upcoming academic year?

Fees Details

Bishop Cotton School Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for Bishop Cotton School Shimla fee structure and current fees.

You can also call the school's Admission Counsellors for more details.

Fee Structure Payable For Academic Year

Non Refundable One Time Payment

  Prospectus & Form Registration  Fee Admission Fee Refundable Amounts
Students domiciled in India & Nepal Rs. 1,500.00 Rs. 10,000.00 Rs. 65,000.00 Rs. 50,000.00
Overseas Students Rs. 3500.00 Rs. 27000.00 Rs. 1,00,000.00 Rs. 86000.00

Caution Money (refundable at the time of finally leaving school)

Annual Fees

  Classes III to X Classes XI & XII Imprest against Bill
Students domiciled in India & Nepal Rs. 4,92,000.00 Rs. 5,24,000.00 Rs. 60,000.00
Overseas Students Rs. 8,72,000.00 Rs. 8,72,000.00 Rs. 60,000.00

All Students Pocket Money

Classes III – V    : Rs. 5,000.00 per annum to be deposited in the school office at the time of the boy joining school.
Classes VI –  XII : Rs. 10,000.00 is to be deposited in the UCO Bank, BCS,

Extension Counter in the boy’s personal account, through the House Master/ Matron, on the day of joining.


  • Annual Fees includes boarding, lodging and tuition.
  • Admission Fees/ Infrastructure Development and Caution Money are one time payments payable at the time of admission.

Infrastructure & Facilities

The Bishop Cotton School campus is spread over 56 Acres of land in area of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The School is a K-12 Boarding School with Full Boarding option. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

Sports Facilities(1/42)

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Covered Play Area
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Netball
  • Play Area
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Splash Pool
  • Sand Pit
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Lacrosse

Education Facilities(1/6)

  • Library
  • Digital Library
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • Test Center

Classroom Facilities(0/5)

  • AC Classrooms
  • AV Classrooms
  • Lockers
  • Air Purifiers
  • Air Filter AC Classrooms

Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(0/4)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music

Laboratories Facilities(2/6)

  • Laboratories
  • Language Labs
  • Maths Labs
  • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
  • Computer Labs
  • Robotics Labs

Transport Facilities(0/2)

  • Transport Facility
  • AC Buses

Boarding Facilities(1/2)

  • Hostel
  • AC Hostels

Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

  • Accessible Parking
  • Ramped or Level Entrances
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

Digital Facilities(0/4)

  • AV Facilities
  • Interactive Boards
  • School App
  • Wi-Fi

Food and Catering Facilities(1/3)

  • Canteen
  • Meal Served
  • Kitchen & Dining Hall

Safety and Security Facilities(0/11)

  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Security Guards
  • Boundary Wall
  • Fenced Boundary Wall
  • Speedometer In Bus
  • GPS In Bus
  • CCTV In Bus
  • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
  • School Bus Tracking App

Medical Facility Facilities(0/7)

  • Medical Facility
  • Medical Room or Clinic
  • Resident Doctor
  • Medical Staff
  • Isolation Room
  • ICU
  • Dedicated Ambulance

Other Infra Facilities(1/7)

  • Kids Play Area
  • Activity Center
  • Toy Room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Day Care
  • Lego Room

Extra-Curricular Activities

School Houses and Activity Details

The four houses are named after people who provided financial help to the school after The Great Fire of 1905. Curzon, Ibbetson, Lefroy and Rivaz

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones.

Academic Programs

Number of Students


School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in Shift 1 (Morning).

Language of Instruction

  • English
What is the typical school vacation schedule?
The School holidays are from

School Level & Classes

Which grades will you have in the new session?

Bishop Cotton School is a Primary School (I-V) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for Boys and has following grades/levels

Primary School (I-V)IIIIVV
Secondary School (IX-X)IXX
Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)XIXII

Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

The Academic session at Bishop Cotton School starts from March to December. The School provides education to students from III to XII.

Bishop Cotton School is a Boys English medium Boarding School which offers the National curriculum CISCE, from III to XII.

Academic Affiliations

Bishop Cotton School is authorised to offer the following

CISCE ICSE, ISC Board Schools
CISCE - Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

National level, private, Board of School education in India conducts

  • ICSE - Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (10th)
  • ISC - Indian School Certificate (12th)

Bishop Cotton School is recognised by and affiliated to the CISCE and follows curriculum prescribed by it.
The school is affiliated to CISCE since Invalid date with CISCE affiliation number HP004. The Schools offers following CISCE boards -

  • ICSE (Class X)
  • ISC (Class XII)

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Curriculum offered in Bishop Cotton School by Class

In this section, we will answer What board of education does Bishop Cotton School intend to follow over the years?

Level - Class/Grade
Primary School (I-V)
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    • School offers the curriculum developed by the CISCE Council in the Middle School.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum in Secondary classes (class IX & X). Followed by ICSE Board Exam at the end of the Class 10th.
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ISC (Indian School Certificate Examination) curriculum in class XI & XII. Followed by ISC Board Exam at the end of the Class 12th.

    Other Details

    School Notable Alumni

    The alumni of Bishop Cotton are known as Old Cottonians.

    School Rating & Reviews


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    based on 26 ratings

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    BossReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on November 15, 2018 12:39 PM
    Faculty and headmaster doesn't cooperative and they don't support students and no exposure and suspensions are like every two or three are suspended for no reason worst years of my life.
    Sandeep DabasReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on November 9, 2018 3:28 PM
    Such a horrible experience calling this school. I was calling from abroad, U.K. and they intentionally hung up on me. I can't imagine my nephew to get admission in this school. If they will provide free education still I will not recommend this school to anyone.
    Jay SReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on September 24, 2018 7:56 AM
    People like Shakti Rana should stop criticising other schools
    Vinod LalReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on June 6, 2018 1:04 PM
    Iam artist art Craft i give same demostion 10 mint please you give me chance
    Jasraj SinghReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on May 17, 2018 7:58 PM
    This is the BEST school in the country by a mile. I spent ten amazing years at this place. If you want your kid to be independent, responsible, caring and successful- this is the place to send your kid. I acknowledge that sometimes it's not easy for both the parents and the kid to adjust to the ...more
    Ankur KaundalReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on May 6, 2018 9:09 AM
    One of the best and the oldest school of Shimla. The campus of this school is very good.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop Cotton School

    Bishop Cotton School is affiliated to which board?

    Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE).

    What is the process of getting admission into Bishop Cotton School, Shimla?

    The Bishop Cotton School, Shimla has students enrolled from III to XII. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

    Is this school a co-educational school?

    No The Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is a Boys school.

    What is the curriculum offered at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla?

    Bishop Cotton School, Shimla offers the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) (CISCE) at various levels of education.

    Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

    The Bishop Cotton School is rated 3.9 out of 5 based on 26 reviews on, largest school reviews and rating platform.

    Does Bishop Cotton School offer Hostel facility to students?

    Yes, The school offers boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Boarding School.