Spread over 30 acres, the Welham Boys’ School estate is a well wooded, lush, arboreal retreat, providing an ideal pastoral atmosphere conducive to a healthy learning environment. The flowering trees and shrubs attract over 60 recorded species of birds. With the Himalayas to the north and the Shivaliks covering the south, Welham Boys’ School lies in the heart of the Doon valley by the river Rispana.
In recent years Welham Boys’ School has been concentrating on upgrading its existing infrastructure so that in keeping with the times, we can provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities, which indeed we have done in many areas. For the near future there are many innovative projects in the pipeline.
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
This houses the Reading Room, Audio Visual Room and the Gallery on the ground floor and the Reference Section and Borrowing section, the English Language Lab and the Art Department including the Design Technology Workshop on the first floor.
Senior and Middle School
This area of the campus comprises the Seven Seas and Seven Oaks Blocks, Khadimali Block, Hughes Block and Riverside Block. These buildings house all the classrooms, laboratories, staff room, offices of the Senior Management Team and others, the stationery store and the server room.
The Whitehouse is a beautiful heritage building where the junior school classes, library, offices, staff room, music room and junior IT room are located. WBS as it majestically stands today had its humble beginnings from this cottage that Ms Oliphant, our Founder bought and converted into a preparatory school.
Welham Boys’ School has four Senior Houses viz. Cauvery A, Ganga A, Jamuna A and Krishna A, four Middle School Houses viz. Cauvery B, Ganga B, Jamuna B and Krishna B, and three Junior School Houses viz. Narmada, Rispana and Oliphant.
- Triveni is home for the Cauvery House and faces the Main Field.
- Shikhar, the newest of the hostel blocks, comprises of two parts, each accommodating the students of Ganga and Jamuna Houses. This block is situated between the Activity Centre and Squash Courts.
- Krishna is one of the four senior houses and is situated in the north western corner of the estate, behind Bethany and the kitchen block, whereas Krishna B is located beside the Hospital and the Barber Shop.
- The Rispana and Narmada Houses are on the eastern side of the Main Field and the Oliphant House is adjacent to the Whitehouse.
Play Fields and Courts
The Main Field and the Lower Field form the heart of sports activities for the Welham boys. Apart from these, there is the Orchard Field next to the Whitehouse, tennis courts behind Bethany, two outdoor and one indoor basketball courts, a skating rink, squash courts and a volleyball court.
The Activity Centre, a spacious multipurpose hall, is the venue for most of the main functions of the school, be it plays, stage shows, debates, quizzes, and a variety of other activities like basketball, badminton and table tennis. The Centre, apart from being fitted with high quality sound equipment, has a state-of-the-art terraflex basketball court , a Shooting Range and a well equipped Gymnasium. The Tuck Shop is also situated here.
The Office Block houses all the offices, the Accounts, Purchase Departments, the Admissions, Journey and Dispatch Offices. The Canara Bank, WBS branch is also housed in this block.
Bethany is the dining hall where the entire school, takes their meals. Delicious, hot, nutritionally balanced and a variety of cuisines are dished out of a very modern and well equipped kitchen. Strict standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained the Bethany.
The Welham Boys’ School Hospital is probably one of the best that any school could desire. The hospital has a minor Operation Theatre with a defibrillator, pulse oxymeter, cardiac monitor, an 18-bed general ward, a 5-bed isolation ward, a dining room, a medical store, a record section and a visitor’s lounge. Recently the Hospital has grown in size with the addition of an annexe that houses the new Physiotherapy Centre. Now students suffering from injuries from games and sporting activities do not have to leave the campus for treatment.