The Year 1868
The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Madras
The Venerable the Archdeacon of Madras
C.B Saunders, Esq., C.E., Judicial Commissioner of Mysore.
Major General FP. Haines, Commanding Mysore Division
J.R. Kindersley, Esq., Ag. Judicial Commr.,
G.G. Brown Esq.,
Lt. Col. C.E.D. Hill, R.E. Hony. Treasurer,
J. Corbett, Esq
Major E.M. Lawford, Light Cavalry.
R.H. James, Esa
Captain E S. Milman Royal Artillery,
L. Rose, Esq., Senior
Major J. Puckle, Mysore Commission,
Rev. Charles Rhenius, Senior Chaplain
Surgeon H.R. Oswald, M.D., do.
Rev. W.W. Gilbert Cooper, Senior Chaplain and Secretary
Captain J.A. Campbell, do
1. Bishop Cotton's School was established at Bangalore, April 1865, in accordance with a general scheme framed by the Lord Bishop of Calcutta and approved of by the Supreme Government.
2. The design of the school is to impart a sound English education, on Church of England principles, to the children of both sexes of Europeans and Eurasians.
3. The two departments for boys and girls are entirely separate, the girls being under the immediate care of a resident Head Mistress, who teaches the elder pupils and superintends the studies generally.
4. The course of instruction pursued in the Boys' School includes the following subjects:
1. Holy Scripture and Catechism
2. English Grammar and Composition
3. The Greek and Latin Languages,
4. General and Physical Geography,
5. Mental and Slate Arithmetic,
7.Euclid, Algebra, Trigonometry
8.History, Ancient and Modern
9.Drawing and Surveying.
10.Vocal and Instrumental Music
5. All Applications for admission are to be made to the Reverend the Principal or Secretary, who will furnish any information required.
There are at present in the Boys School 55 pupils, 14 boarders, and 41day scholars and in the Girls' School 30 pupils, 6 boarders and 24 day-scholars, making a total of 85.
Principal - The Rev. J. Bamforth, F.R.G.S.
Head Master - Vacant
Assistant Masters - Mr. Richmond and Mr. L. Stephens
Head Mistress - Mrs. Henry B. Smith
Assistant Mistress - Miss H. Johnson
House-keeper - Mrs. Stanley
The Year 1900
THE BISHOP COTTON SCHOOLS, BANGALORE Affiliated to the University of Madras
Committee-President-Colonel D. Robertson, C.S.I., Resident at the Court of Mysore Vice-Presidents - The Venerable the Archdeacon of Madras and Brigadier-General D.J. McLeod, D.S.O.; Members - H. Dobbs, Esq., L.C.S., (Assistant to the Resident) Colonel Grant, The Revs. The Chaplains of St. Mark's, St. John's and Holy Trinity: J. Cameron, Esq., FIRST. Barton, Esq., C.M. Leonard, Esq., B.A., Surgeon Lt. Colonel Dobson, J.W. Best, Esq., H. Donne, Esq., H. Clarke, Esq., J.H. Smith, Esq. M.A. - Rev. W.G. Barry, A.K.C., Honorary Secretary: Visitor - Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Madras; Warden - J.H. Smith, Esq. M.A., (Oxon).
These Schools and College were founded in connection with the scheme originated by the late Bishop Cotton of Calcutta, to provide, in a healthy climate and at a moderate cost, the means of a sound education for the children of European parent’s resident in India and the East. The religious teaching is that of the Church of England. There are two distinct and separate establishments. - (i) for boys, (ii) Tor girls.
(i) The Boys' School provides systematic tuition in the usual branches of a liberal education, and the course of instruction is graduated from the elementary lessons of the preparatory class (intended for boys of seven years) to the Matriculation Standard of the Madras University. The tuition fees are Rs.3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The work and progress of each class is tested frequently by the Warden, and periodical reports are sent to parents and guardians. The School is under Government inspection; pupils are also presented annually at Bangalore for the Matriculation, Lower Secondary, and Primary Examinations, the Annual Report is issued as soon as the results of these examinations are known.
Gymnastics and Drilling are conducted by the Garrison Instructors. The senior boys belong to the Schools’ Company of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers. There is also a good and smart Cadet corps, drilled by a Garrison Instructor. Cricket, Football and Athletics are encouraged.
(ii) The Girls' School is taught by a staff of seven Mistresses under Miss May Gow. The preparatory class provides careful elementary instruction for quite young children. Pupils are presented annually at Bangalore for the Matriculation, Lower Secondary, and Primary Examinations. The School is under Government inspection: The Annual Report is issued as soon as the results of the examinations are known. The work and progress of each class is tested frequently by the Warden, and periodical reports are sent to parents and guardians. The tuition fees are Rs. 3,4,5,6 and 7. Regular instruction is given in Needle-work.
Lessons are given in both schools in the following subjects at an extra charge: Music - Piano, Rs. 6; Violin, Rs. 8; Singing, Rs.8 and 6: Singing class, Rs.1, French, Rs.3: Drawing Rs.1; Dancing, Rs.7: Vernaculars, Rs.1-8.
Besides Athletics for out of school hours, pupils are encouraged to make use of the excellent library and to collect specimens for the School museum. The girls have started a Recreation Club, which is full of vitality; while the boys have just set on foot a Club for taking in English newspapers.
The Year 1915
The BISHOP COTTON SCHOOLS - These schools were founded in 1865 to provide a healthy climate and at a moderate cost, the means of a sound education for the children of European parent’s resident in India and the East. In 1910, the property was vested in the S.P.G. to manage the Schools, through a Board of Governors. The religious teaching is that of the Church of England. There are two distinct and separate establishments - (i) for boys and (ii) for girls.
The Boys' School is now under the management of the S.P.G. Brotherhood - The Stall consists of: *Rev. John Drury, M.A., Warden; the Rev. Canon Foley, M.A., *Rev. G.E.B. Scot, M.A., *Rev. A.C. Curd, *Rev. A.G. Haynes, B.A. (London), *Rev. A.H. Lee, B.A. (London), W.A. Wallace, A.J. Baldwin, J.W. Benson, *T. Selton, Miss Altisso, Miss Callaghan, Mrs. Frankland (Matron). It provides the usual branches of a liberal education and the course of instruction is up to the High School Examination. The tuition fees are Rs. 5-9. The school is under Government inspection; pupils are presented annually at Bangalore for the High School and Cambridge Local Senior Examination. The School contains a chapel for daily services, and a fully equipped Science Laboratory. There is a Cadet Company connected with the Bangalore Volunteers and several patrols of Boy Scouts. There is an extensive playground with fine newly built Gymnasium, and Miniature Rifle Range, Cricket. Hockey, Football and Athletics are compulsory. A resident Sergeant and Gymnastic Instructor lives at the gate lodge (Ex Quartermaster Sergeant Rae.).
The Boys Boarding establishment is under the care of the Warden, assisted by a Matron and several resident English Masters. Boarding Fees from Rs. 25 to 35 per mensem. The Boys' Boarding establishment contains six upstairs and two ground floor dormitories with lavatories and shower baths, also a sick room and isolation wards. All arrangements are under the care of a very experienced Matron. The visiting Physician is Captain R.A. Chambers.
(ii) The Girls School is taught by an efficient staff of twelve Mistresses under Miss May Gow. Pupils are presented annually at Bangalore for the High School, Middle School and Primary
Examinations, Cambridge Examinations as well as for the London and Trinity College of Music and Dancing Examinations. The School is under Government inspection. Regular instruction is given in Domestic, Economy, Cooking, and Needle-work and Kindergarten is made a speciality. The Girls Boarding Establishment is under the care of Miss Nash, the Lady Superintendent, and the girls receive the care and comfort of an English Home. Fees are the same as those in the Boys' School. The Staff consists of: - Miss Gow, M.A., Misses Elmes, M.A. (R.U.I), Watt, Butterfield, Hawkes, Callaghan, Lewis Bartley, O'Keele, Weir, Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Ottmann (Music), Miss Bailey (Drawing).
*Indicates Member of S.G.P. Brotherhood