Although government schools are the largest provider of primary education in our country having 80% of all recognized schools, it is still unable to accomplish the goal of “Education for All” and “Right to Education’’ in our nation. Therefore, our government is now following the PPP (Public Partnership Approach) to encourage private entities to come forward in spreading the social cause of education and to increase the literacy rate in India.

Investing your money in educational enterprise is a favourable proposal as it is a prospering sector with extending demands of schools to spread education. If you are considering opening a school, start a primary school first, run it successfully and apply for its upgradation lately. Given below are 10 steps to start a primary school:

1. Prepare a blue print

The very first step to start a primary school is to plan everything in advance. Develop a business plan on how your school is going to operate over its first five years. Plan the location, faculty, teaching subjects etc. This plan will act as a blue print, on the basis of which your school will operate in future.

2. Develop a budget

After making a blue print, the next step and important step is to arrange your finances. To open a primary school anywhere in India is going to fetch Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 15 lakhs from your account. Plan your budget distribution in building the school, making furniture, recruiting the staff, advertisement charges etc.

3. Form a trust or society

Primary school can be opened within your own proprietorship but it is better to form a trust or society of experienced, interested and hardworking individuals to run your primary school. Register your trust under Indian Trusts Act (1882) or your society under Societies Recognition act (1860), to prove non-profit motive of your society.

4. Finding a suitable land

The next step is to select a required land for your school. The selected land for opening a primary school should be around 6000 sqft to 7000 sqft. After getting a NOC from department of education, you can buy the land from land owing agencies. Instead of buying a land, you can also take it on lease but with rental agreement for atleast 30 years.

5. Start early

Once you finalize the land, start planning its construction without delay. Appoint a contractor or architecture to design your school’s building and its office. Since you are opening a primary school, it is important to take care of students’ safety measures, big playground, colourful classes, proper ventilation and sanitation etc.

6. Approach MCD for recognition

After your school is ready and all the construction work is finished, the next step is to get the recognition. Apply to the Municipal Authority for your school’s recognition.

7. Recruiting qualified staff

Appoint the Head of your school and your business manager. Start interviewing candidates and select qualified and experienced staff for office, subject experts as teachers, full time maids etc.

8. Promotional strategies

Promote your school through distributing brochures, hoardings, banners etc. Design a website and set up a mailing list to keep interested parents in touch with your progress.

9. Pre- launch

After promoting your school, open the school office and begin admission interviews. Ask your appointed teachers to plan curriculum, teaching strategies, learning environment, buying teaching aids etc.

10. Opening ceremony

You can schedule a formal opening ceremony, which will be a festive occasion, before or after one week from the beginning of your school’s session. Prepare a welcome speech addressing students and their parents about your goals and how your school is going to benefit the society. Arrange a feast for the guests.

Hence, the above 10 steps give you an outline procedure to open your own primary school. Since you are a beginner and lack experience in this field, join hands with SHEMFORD Futuristic schools and open your school with our esteemed brand name. We provide franchise to eligible people, who wish to spread education by establishing their own school.

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