Requirements for New CBSE School

Education plays an indispensable role in the life of every individual. Moreover, school education plays a vital role in nurturing and preparing the children to ensure their holistic development. In India, there is an unending demand for standardized institutions that offer quality education. This has paved way for many investors who wish to invest in this ever-growing sector. Setting up a school is a very tedious and lengthy procedure. It involves a lot of legal formalities in terms of securing funds, obtaining NOC and other important documents. Moreover, the most important aspect is to seek affiliation from a recognized board of education. Schools in India seek affiliation to CBSE, CISCE or State Boards of Education. Moreover, schools affiliated to CBSE are the most trusted brands in India that provide standardized education. CBSE is the apex board of education that grants affiliation to Government or Government aided, private and public schools across the country. Furthermore, CBSE offers provisional, regular and permanent affiliation. Therefore, it would be an intelligent decision to start a school affiliated to CBSE.

Here is a list of the requirements for starting a new CBSE school:


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    • Firstly, you must ensure that the land you have chosen should be at least 2 acres or at least 1 acre in case of metropolitan cities having population more than 25 lakh.
    • Next, it is mandatory to obtain the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the State Department of Education.
    • Also, as per the guidelines of CBSE, you must ensure that each classroom is built on a minimum area 500 sq. ft. Make sure that the classrooms are spacious and well-ventilated.
    • If the school is running under a society/trust, then make sure that it is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or the Indian Trust Act,1882, respectively. Moreover, forming a society will depict the non-profit motive of the organisation.
    • Further, your school should possess appropriate infrastructure. This includes the furniture, office equipment, Science, Math & Computer labs.
    • Also, there should be a well-equipped library with at least 1,5oo books for reference.
    • The school should have sufficient funds to pay salaries to the staff and to ensure break-free operations in the organisation.
    • The fee should be charged under the heads prescribed by the Department of Education and according to the facilities provided by the school.
    • It must be ensured that the students are enrolled without discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion.
    • There should be proper provisions for safety, sanitation and safe drinking water.

So, these are some of the essential requirements to start a new CBSE school. It must be noted that it is not an easy task to set up a school on your own. So, instead you should opt for a franchise. SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools is a reputed brand name that runs a CBSE chain of schools.  Being a research based organisation SHEMFORD has carved a niche for itself with over 50+ branches across India and Abroad. So, if you wish to reap the benefits as its franchise, complete a few formalities and fill the Franchise Application Form.


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Norms for CBSE School Affiliation

A school is an educational institution that provides the appropriate platform for further studies. Seeking affiliation from a recognized board of education becomes the primary objective while you think of setting up a formal school. In India, there are various boards of education such as CBSE, ICSE, State Boards etc. that lay down the guidelines on how to operate or run a school. Amongst the aforesaid names, the CBSE board is the most popular and preferred board of education in India. Various norms laid down by the CBSE to seek its affiliation are as follows:


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  1. Types of schools that are eligible to seek affiliation with the CBSE are –
    • Government or Government aided schools;
    • Schools run by autonomous organizations under the Government like Kendriya
      Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan Schools
      Organisation (CTSO), Sainik Schools Society etc.;
    • Schools run by Government Departments directly like defence, railways etc.
    • Schools managed directly by Public Sector Undertakings(PSU’s) or by reputed societies for
      PSU’s under the financial control of such PSU’s or by Societies formed by such undertakings.
    • Private, unaided schools established by Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 of the Government of India or under Acts of the State Governments as educational, charitable or religious societies having non-proprietary character or by Trusts.
  2. Kinds of Affiliation granted by CBSE
    Affiliation through CBSE can be categorized into three types, depending upon the time period involved. They are provisional (for a period of 3 years subject to fulfillment of the norms), regular (just one time if the school satisfies the fulfillment of the norms) and permanent (to those schools which have been provisionally affiliated for a period of 10 years or more).
  3. Norms regarding the Society or Trust running the school
    The Society/Trust so formed should be registered and non-proprietary in nature. Formation of the society or trust should also conform to the rules laid down by the State government where the school is located.
  4. School Managing Committee
    Every affiliated school except schools run directly by the Education Department of the Government of the State/ U.T., should have a management committee approved by the Board.
  5. Financial Resources
    The school should possess sufficient finance to ensure smooth functioning and for stability in the long run. It should have a permanent source of income for the running expenses. Also, no part of the income from the institution should be utilised by the Society/ Trust or the management committee or any other individual for any purpose.
  6. Infrastructural Facilities
    The school should possess basic necessities like spacious classrooms with suitable furniture, hygienic sanitation facilities, a playground for physical activities and sports, a library with sufficient reading material, computer rooms, science laboratories etc. Apart from these, a school should also have a medical room to safeguard student’s health.
  7. Staff and Service Conditions
    Also, the school should have adequate teaching staff that should possess the necessary qualifications laid down for various posts by the Board. Try to ensure that the student teacher ratio should not exceed 30. In addition to this, the school should have well defined conditions of service as per the norms of the State/U.T. Government and should issue letters of appointment to the employees at the time of joining service and should also sign a contract of service.
  8. Fee Structure
    Fees should normally be charged under the heads prescribed by the Department of Education of the State/U.T. for schools of different categories according to the facilities provided by the institution. Acts of attaining voluntary donations for gaining admission in the school or for any other purpose should be discouraged. In case of such malpractices, the Board may take drastic action leading to disaffiliation of the school.
  9. Admission of Students
    Admission in schools affiliated to the CBSE will be made without any distinction of religion, caste, creed etc. The admissions regarding SC/ST/OBC students shall vary according to the location of the school.

Board reserves the right to inspect the school premises any time without prior intimation. The school seeking CBSE affiliation should furnish unaltered facts and figures failure to which will lead to strict action against that institution. But, there is one name in the education sector that is SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools that abides by the Board’s guidelines. So, join SHEMFORD Group of Schools– a leading chain of 10+2 schools in India which is affiliated to CBSE board and completely adheres to the prescribed norms to ensure smooth functioning in the organisation.


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Simple Steps for Opening a CBSE School in India

Simple Steps for Opening a CBSE School in India

In India, opening a school is a time consuming process but the unending demand of the schools has increased the interests of more and more people as they are stepping forward to start a venture.

CBSE is a self-financing body that takes into consideration the needs and requirements of the affiliated schools. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) affiliation is the most popular school examination board. The function of this education board is to conduct school examinations and develop school curriculum for its affiliated schools in India. CBSE affiliations (provisional and permanent) to schools include various rules that need to be followed by them. Besides this, it plays the role of quality controller as well by providing quality education to the affiliated schools. It is the most trusted and popular affiliation board of India.

One can start with a primary school and later take CBSE affiliation for class 8th onwards. But, establishing a CBSE school from the very beginning guarantees quality education and full support of the CBSE Board.


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School setting is not just about constructing physical infrastructure, building classrooms and setting up libraries and labs. It also involves procurement of the licenses and permissions from the concerned authorities at different stages of development of the school.

Various steps are involved in opening a school and getting affiliation like procurement of No Objection Certificate or recommendation by state education department. Therefore, if an individual wants to get CBSE Affiliation, then they have to seek permission from the state department. The state department clarifies the documents and undertakes necessary procedures and either accepts or refuses the application. If, the state department refuses the application, then no affiliation will be granted by CBSE Board. Hence, for conversion of a normal school to CBSE School, the state education department must be fully convinced to get the green signal for conversion.

Depending upon the needs and requirement, an individual can opt for any of the following types of affiliation:

  • Provisional Affiliation
  • Regular Affiliation
  • Permanent Affiliation

CBSE Schools are present all over India because of the increasing demands and need for quality education. Therefore, it has become significant for the schools to get the affiliation from CBSE Board to get listed in the top schools of the country. SHEMFORD is a CBSE School with an established brand name. It is a research based organization with 24 years of experience in the education fraternity. The five star support system provided by SHEMFORD ensures success to the school. This support system includes personalised support, marketing guidance, recruitment and training, academic support and systems control.

To start your own SHEMFORD School, you need to undertake following simple steps:

  • Fill in the details of the franchise form
  • Get the Site Approved by the SHEMFORD Management
  • Sign the Standard Franchise Agreement
  • Confirm about the Financial Arrangements with Funding Institutions (if required)
  • Start the School Designing Process and Incorporate the ShemEduMax™ Concepts in it
  • Start the School Construction as per the plan and layout
  • Procure furniture ,teaching equipment etc. from the Suppliers
  • Follow SHEMFORD guidelines for appointment and recruitment  of the quality staff
  • Advertise well in consultation with the PR and Marketing Department to popularize the brand and the launch of the School
  • Now, just follow the SHEMFORD School System & the ShemEduMax™ Curriculum on a day-to-day basis to ensure a World-Class Schooling Experience for your Children.

Besides this, minimum requirement for a Nursery-Class 12th School (Day School) in Delhi, NCR is 4,000 sq. mts. While in metropolitan cities where population exceeds 25 Lakhs, the land should not be less than 1 acre with adequate building and proper arrangement of other facilities like physical and health education and games or activities in their grounds. In hilly areas, the land should not be less than one acre.


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