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The Lawrence School, Sanawar Complete Exam Details

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Introduction :

Founded by Sir Henry and Lady Honoria Lawrence, Sanawar is believed to be the first co-educational boarding school in the world. On the 15th of April 1847, a group of 14 boys and girls camped at the top of the foothills of the Himalayas. They lived under canvas for some weeks, anxiously waiting for the first buildings to be completed before the arrival of the monsoon. Thus did Sanawar come into existence. By 1853 the strength had grown to 195 pupils and it was then the School was presented with the King's Colours. It was one of the only six schools and colleges ever to be so honoured in the entire British Empire, the others being Eton, Shrewsbury, Cheltenham, the Duke of York's Royal Military School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Sanawar has held its Colours for the longest unbroken period. From its Foundation the financial burden of the School was borne by Sir Henry until his death in 1857, when the government assumed responsibility for the finances as a mark of esteem to his memory. Under these arrangements, control of the School passed from the 'Honourable Board of Directors' to the Crown. This is the most unusual arrangement, not repeated in any English Public School.

Exam Notification

Admission Policy / Procedure

Admission to the School is open to all boys and girls between the age of 9 to 16 irrespective of social status, religion or nationality.

Applications are usually accepted up to 16th November, 2021 from the children seeking entry into Classes V(about 20 girls and 45 boys), VI (about 05 girls and 10 boys) and VII (about 10 girls and 15 boys )for which the child has to be registered. Entrance test for these classes is usually conducted on the second Sunday of November at Sanawar, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kathmandu and Dubai.

A limited number of applications can also be considered, against definite vacancies, for entry to Classes VIII, IX & XI. Applications are received in December and children called for an Entrance test/ Personal interaction on the second Sunday of February (for class XI in April after the Class X Board Examination) only if there are vacancies. These tests and personal interactions are held in Sanawar. No admission is made in Classes X and XII. Please note that registration for any particular year is NOT transferable to any other year.

The age criteria for admissions to these classes are as follows:

Class Age(in years) as on 1 st March in the year Admission.
V 8 years 9 months to 10 years 3 months
VI 9 years 9 months to 11 years 3 months
VII 10 years 9 months to 12 years 3 months
VIII 11 years 9 months to 13 years 3 months
IX 12 years 9 months to 14 years 3 months
XI 14 years 9 months to 16 years 3 months
Note: No Admission in Class X & XII (being Board Classes)

Documents Required

Checklist of Documents to be submitted by the Parents for New Admission on the day of Admission:-

  1. Information Record Form (In duplicate which is also available on school website)
  2. Two joint photograph of parents(passport size)
  3. Two photograph of student (passport size)
  4. Agreement by parent to be submitted duly notarized (Format available on school website)
  5. Anti Ragging undertaking by parent duly notarized (Format available on school website)
  6. Anti Ragging undertaking by Student (Format available on school website)
  7. School Leaving Certificate(Other than the CBSE School, Transfer Certificate has to be signed by the Head of Institution and countersigned by the Education Officer of the State/Union Territory or the Board concerned)
  8. Birth Certificate (if not submitted earlier)
  9. Pan Card and Aadhaar Card copy of father
  10. Pan Card and Aadhaar Card copy of mother
  11. Aadhaar Card copy of Child
  12. Caste Certificate, if not in General Category, issued by competent authority of the area
  13. Medical Proforma (Format available on school website)
  14. Defence Serving Certificate, in case of Defence Personnel (Format available on school website)
  15. Bank Account will be opened (In case of Class VII student) in the School campus SBI Branch, on the day of admission (Please bring spare copy of photo and identity proof Aadhaar Copy and pan number)

Registration Forms along with the prospectus for classes V, VI and VII are available in the School office. The registration forms can also be downloaded for the School’s website(www.sanawar.edu.in). Completed registration forms should be sent by post or faxed to the School. The child will however, only be registered on receipt of the appropriate fee remitted by Demand Draft or online transfer made payable to The Headmaster, The Lawrence School, Sanawar at the State Bank of India, Sanawar ( Branch Code : 50199; IFSC Code:SBIN0050199). In addition, the School will also require a photocopy of the child's birth certificate. A Transfer Certificate from the previous school (if applicable) is required at the time of admission.

New Academic session for whole School commences from 21st February every year but for new admission it is from the first week of March.

Exam Pattern

For classes V, VI and VII admission is based on the results of an entrance examination held in November of the year preceding the year of admission, followed by a personal interaction. The admission test comprises of the following components:

  1. English (a written test of 100 marks: time duration one hour)
  2. Mathematics (a written test of 100 marks: time duration one hour)
  3. Science (a written test of 100 marks: time duration one hour)
  4. Hindi (a written test of 100 marks: time duration one hour)

* Students who have not studied Hindi for more than three years are exempted from this test at the discretion of the Headmaster, on request. A certified copy of subjects studied from the previous school is mandatory for seeking any exemption from Hindi.


PARTICULARS Standard Active Defence (Rs)
(25% Concession) (15% Concession)
(Rs) (First Child) (Siblings)
Application Fee 5,000 5,000 5,000
Registration Fee 15,000 4,500 4,500
Admission Fee (One Time Only) 100,000 69,000 69,000
Caution Money (Refundable Security) (Payable with 1st Installment) 426,000 319,500 362,000
Personal Account (Payable with 1st Installment) 50,000 50,000 50,000
1st Installment School Fee (Payable by 10-02-2022) 425,600 319,300 361,800
2nd Installment School Fee (Payable by 30-06-2022) 283,800 212,900 241,200
Total 1,185,400 901,700 1,015,000
Personal Account (Payable with 1st Installment) 50,000 50,000 50,000
1st Installment School Fee (Payable by 10-02-2022) 425,600 319,300 361,800
2nd Installment School Fee (Payable by 30-06-2022) 283,800 212,900 241,200
Total 759,400 582,200 653,000
School Fee 87,500 65,700 74,400
Personal Account 2,000 2,000 2,000
Total Fee Payable by 10-02-2022 89,500 67,700 76,400
Rebate of Messing Charges (if applicable) 7,300 5,500 6,200

Note: Class X and XII students are charged for 45 days only in the term in which the Board examinations are conducted. Rebate on daily messing charges will be given to those students who do not stay on the campus.

Bank Details for Payment of School Fee
Account Holder Name : Headmaster The Lawrence School Sanawar
Bank Account Number : 65004200377
ISF Code : SBIN0050199
Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, Sanawar
Kindly inform to us on inchargefees@sanawar.edu.in about any transaction made by you mentioning the name of the Child, Computer Number and complete transaction details for reconciliation.

Note :

  1. Subsidized Application Fee Rs. 500/- will be applicable to OS and to the Brother/Sister studying in the School.
  2. Payment of School Fee by Cheque and Cash will not be accepted
  3. Fee Structure is subject to upward revision every year.

Withdrawal Notice:
Parents wishing to withdraw their child from the school will be required to give a notice of withdrawal by 15th January, 2022 and 20th June, 2022 for the first and second term respectively. Failure to give withdrawal notice will make them liable to pay penalty based on pro-rata, equivalent to one twelfth of the annual fee. The penalty will be equal to 1/12 of annual fees multiplied by the number of months delay in informing the school for the withdrawal

Merit List

A merit list is prepared on the basis of the performance in the written examination. Depending upon the number of girls / boys to be admitted, students are called to the School for a personal interaction with the Headmaster. A candidate must pass (40%) in all the subjects to be eligible to be called for the personal interaction . A student is awarded marks out of 100 based on the personal interaction. The School lays a lot of emphasis on communication skills, participation in sports and other extra-curricular activities and promotes reading habits. Due consideration is given to the students excelling in one or more such areas during their personal interaction. A final merit list is then prepared incorporating all the above components (written tests and personal interaction). The merit list is not published or displayed anywhere but individual results will be sent to the concerned parents. There is no reservation for any category. However, due consideration is given to siblings (sisters / brothers of students studied / studying in School), children of Old Sanawarians and children whose parents are serving defence personnel (a 25% subsidy in the fee for one child and 15% for sibling is admissible to the wards of serving Army/Navy/Air force Personnel, subject to the availability of the bursary for that year since the number of bursaries are fixed). However, the performance in the written test and personal interaction is the main criteria. Children who are unable to make it to the cut-off list are placed on a waiting list. Admission offers are made to such students (in the order of merit) if any student(s) decline the admission offer or leave the School. The vacancy thus created is specific to the Class / gender and cannot be switched / swapped. The waiting list is kept ‘alive’ for a period of one month after the declaration of the final result.

For classes VIII and IX admission is based on the results of an entrance examination and personal interaction held in February of the year of the admission. The examination pattern and the admission criteria for Classes VIII and IX is the same as for Classes V, VI and VII. The admission procedure for Class XI begins in April after the Class X Board Examination. Admissions are offered in Class XI strictly on the basis of the performance in the personal interaction with the Headmaster. Students opting for Commerce with Mathematics are tested in Mathematics while those who opt for Sciences are tested in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (for non-medical stream) and in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (for medical stream) for qualifying standards.

Given the nature of the School site and the demanding nature of the boarding life, the School reserves the right to refuse admission to those children who, in the view of the School's Resident Medical Officer, would be adversely challenged by the routine of the School.

The admission of a child will mean a complete acceptance by the parent/guardian of all School Rules as in force or as amended from time to time at the discretion of the School.

It is important for the School Office to have the parents' updated postal address, contact numbers and email addresses (if available). Offers of vacancy are datelined and will automatically lapse if formalities are not completed by the stipulated date.

The School reserves the right to refuse admission/re-admission without assigning any reason. The Headmaster's decision is final.

All newly admitted children will be on probation for one year during which the parents and School will decide if the child should continue in the School.


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