Seeking school admission in chennai for class1

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Jins 2016-01-04 21:03:15


Hi .I am currently staying in us.we are planning to come back chennai next year.I have 5 yr old daughter. How can I get admisdion for class1 in cbse schools.most of the schools say will get admission if there is any vacancy. Anybody knows any schools accept new admisdion for class 1.

brindha11 2016-01-05 06:31:10


I am also sailing in the same boat.
Where are you looking schools in chennai ?
My flat is in okkiyum thoraipakkam, so looking schools in and around it


poon1 2016-01-05 18:31:09


Hi ,
I AM poonkuzhali. looking for schools near velachery. If i get any options i will post soon.

Jins 2016-01-07 23:23:40


Hi brindha
I am from looking some good schools around there.but we also looking for some schools in omr gateway cbse..most of the schools did not give application for for class 1vadmission.r u looking for class 1 admission or lkg?


sowm84 2016-01-07 23:32:49


We are planning to return this year. Initially I have short listed mixed schools from CBSE and IGCSE board. I have changed my mind after my visit to Chennai. Most of the CBSE school doesn't care or understand about international kids. As their system is straight forward with an exact dates for grade-1 (and above) screening, I don't think we can make it for them. I stayed their for three weeks and decided not to go for CBSE. I'm focusing on IGCSE boards now. I hope it helps.


Jins 2016-01-07 23:45:49


Thank you sowm.
I know its very difficult for us to attend the exact dates. but I heard that cbse is better than igcsee for future. I don't know which one to opt..r u seeking ad mission for class1..and where r u from in chennai?.

sowm84 2016-01-08 00:32:51


Yes. I'm kid is same age of yours. I'm looking around Navallur and Omr. We attended couple of screenings. One didn't work out and another I'm waiting for a result. I'm planning to apply for HUS. In case if we don't like this board then planning to move next year.

sowm84 2016-01-08 00:33:17


my kid is same age of yours*

Jins 2016-01-08 00:36:41


H sowm
Do u have anygood igcse school list?. If you have please share with me.and when will u planning to go back to india?

sowm84 2016-01-08 01:27:26


Not really a big list.. HLC and HUS. My return depends on the school opening date. I have sent you a fr request, just in case if you need more info.

Jins 2016-01-08 01:46:58


Hi sowm
I am looking some schools around's about gateway group of schools. Do u have any feedback at they take any class 1 admission?

brindha11 2016-01-08 01:56:46


I am looking admission for Grade 2.
I submitted application in 1) Abacus  Montessori, Perungudi ( ICSE )
                                        2) Hindustan International school, Karapakkam ( CBSE )
                                        3) Shraddha Children's Academy, Kottivakkam ( CBSE )
                                        4) Babaji Vidhyasharam, Sholinganallur ( CBSE )
Going to try for 1) Shishya, OMR  ( ICSE )
                         2) St.Johns, Medavakkam  ( CBSE )
Did you checked Velammal Vidhayala ?
CBSE or ICSE, please admit your child from start date of the school, so that kids will enjoy


brindha11 2016-01-08 02:03:39


I head for HUS admission, we need to own a house in that apartment
I am not sure, check it out

sowm84 2016-01-08 14:47:57


Thanks Brindha. I'm not sure about that. I had a chat with admission coordinator. She didn't mention anything about housing. I have also enquired about CBSE. It seems they are issuing applications only in Feb and applicant should appear for screening. As I can't travel once again, I have decided to stick with IGCSE. Fingers crossed to see what they are going to say when I get application this month end. @Jins Yes I got application for gateway cbse but not planning to proceed further. They are very strict with screening date which is only on Jan 23rd. I did visit their Cambridge board school. I can't really comment as school was closed for holidays.

brindha11 2016-01-10 04:25:38


I heard Velammal ( CBSE ) going to open a branch at Sholinganallur.
Providing application form this Sunday.
Check it out.
If any update, i will post.
If any information reg velammal new branch, please update it
Thanks in advance.


papabear 2016-01-10 12:08:51



Visited Velammal's empty plot a short while ago.

They have converted old house on the plot into their temporary office. Here are some brief details -

1. They are saying that the building will be ready by April 2016 (3 months from now???) - which does not sound possible but I think atlas by June / July they should have GF of building ready

2. They don't have any approvals for the construction as of now - I asked as this is closely linked to putting up the building quickly

3. They are proposing Non - A/C school at 65K per year fees approx. - the lady who spoke to me did not have any idea what it will be next year...compared to other schools nearby appears little higher side

4. As of now no talk of donation - they where little confused about what to say when I asked maybe because its their first day

I would prefer to wait and watch how the building comes up as well as quality of teachers before I put my children here.


poon1 2016-01-11 15:44:16


Hi All,
Please let me know if any one looking for schools near velachery. I am looking for my son to join class 1.


anandnpriya 2016-01-29 13:20:22


Can anybody post reviews about Shraddha Childrens Academy, Kottivakkam preferably from the parents of the kids studying in that school. Your reviews will be greatly appreciated. Pls post it asap.
Thanks & regards


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