South Point High School - Ballygunge

3.6/5 Rating

South Point High School Information

  • Since : 1954
  • Category : Public Schools
  • Strength : N/A
  • LKG - 12
  • Board: CBSE
  • Co-Education

About South Point High School

Kolkata on 1 April 1954 was, well, a quite different city.

Kolkata on 1 April 1954 was, well, a quite different city. The Independence of the country was only seven years old. India was practically reborn and so were its cities. Kolkata, still, had much more green and open expanses of land. Its southern parts were sparsely populated and this cozy community was waiting for an educational institution where learning and growing up would happen in a happy and innovative environment. A new nest that would teach their little ones to fly on confident wings.

South Point School, an English-medium and co-educational school, opening its gates at 16 Mandeville Gardens on 1 April 1954, was an answer to the community’s prayers.

It captured the popular imagination since the moment of its foundation. Shri Satikanta Guha and Smt. Pritylata Guha, Founder and Associate Founder of the School, nurtured earliest Pointers – just twenty in number — with an inspired mix of love, care and utmost responsibility. To help the Founders fulfil their vision and mission was a handful of dedicated teachers. And, the initial faculty was an enviable collection of stalwarts from the cultural, literary and artistic milieu of Bengal. Their genius improved manifold the ambience of creative purposefulness so that every child who crossed the gates of the early, quaint bungalow knew his or her potential would never be left unfulfilled.

The School which had welcomed twenty children in a distant summer has spread its rainbow wings in much the same way as its students have. The journey, taken since 1954, has been a magical one, marked by splendid milestones. The comely bungalow soon grew into newer, bigger buildings so that it could bring more and more children into its fold. The early faculty handed the batons over to a burgeoning number of teachers who were equally committed and fully trained to keep up with the changing times. South Point High School was the first co-educational School in the city to be affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. The first School Final batch was sent up in 1958.

April seems to be the happiest month in the evolution of South Point. On another 1 April – this time in 1960 – it was upgraded to the Higher Secondary level. The High School found a new, and the present, premises on 8 April 1970 at 82/7A Ballygunge Place. The School is now run by the South Point Education Society.

The growing family of South Point has the rare distinction of winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records (1984-1992) as the world’s largest School.

A persistent commitment to excellence, success, hard work, compassion, a collaborative atmosphere and brave technological strides is a tough job but the large South Point family – now consisting of nearly 12,000 students, 475 teachers and 259 non-teaching staff-members – carries it on tirelessly every day. The huge team of students and staff is not a deterrent; it just means more minds, more hands and more hearts to plant and rear saplings of excellence in every classroom of South Point.

Education at South Point is a delightful pool of academics, assessments, co-curricular activities, fests, sports, celebrations, excursions and a seamless interaction among the faculty, the pupils and the guardians. The goal is actually to inspire Pointers to strive beyond goals; a look at the South Point alumni proves the point. Former Pointers straddle the spheres of scholarship and films; of music and public administration; of science and medicine; of literature, journalism, corporate houses and sports with exceptional ease.

The campus that greets little Pointers and grooms them for the team sport called life is South Point School. It has Nursery, Transition and Classes from I to V. Students then graduate to South Point High School to join Class VI. From Classes VI to X they study under the Central Board of Secondary Education. A majority of Pointers return to their dear alma mater for the Plus-Two years, Classes XI and XII, under the Central Board of Secondary Education. It may be mentioned here that South Point had earlier been affiliated to both the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Now, its pupils appear for their Board examinations under CBSE only.

Every day begins in South Point with bolder strides towards excellence — in carefree Nursery playrooms, in Smart Class rooms, in the most rewarding Mindspark programme, in assemblies where each and every important occasion is celebrated with gusto, across classrooms, laboratories and libraries, in CCA sessions, in sports practices, in Saturday Activity Classes, in the friendlier yet sharper evaluation methods, and in all the candid interactive and orientation sessions meant for parents. The result is clearly seen in Pointers fetching top honours in Board examinations, inter-school competitions and in all areas where they can discover and project their talent and skills. The School perennially encourages them with awards and scholarships, workshops and enrichment programmes.

And, now, its campuses are an even happier and more secure zone as the South Point Education Society has received the OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

A splendid milestone in post-Independent Kolkata – that’s what South Point has been. And will be, taking on new challenges and fulfilling newer expectations.


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South Point High School Reviews

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Saikat Basu

Posted on December 13, 2022
Management and staff are not good. And teaching level is not up to the mark.
Mehul Samanta

Posted on November 29, 2022
Best school of Kolkata as per in sports and extra curricular activities as well. Proper scheduled exams and admission tests are taken. No bttr+2 faculty is there than sphs.
Pintu Majumdar

Posted on November 24, 2022
Great school with discipline, superb teaching method
banti nath

Posted on November 24, 2022

Posted on November 22, 2022
Some teachers are really good . But we don't get what some other teachers teach. Some try to rap battle with Eminem while dictating and some say such things that make no sense. Some pick up random students and say that they are talking and disturbing the class. They say that they won't come to our class but shamelessly come everyday. The classrooms are ok but the benches in some classrooms need to be replaced. And please try not to give the syllabus 5 days before the exam. We need some more time to study.
Avishek Chatterjee

Posted on October 11, 2022
My Love
Prathamesh Bandal

Posted on October 8, 2022
How to give 0 star , worst school ever, no discipline, students with no manners , bad behaviour, no moral values and ethics shown students dont know anything about indian culture only have knowledge of western world and badly influenced wrongly interpreted idiot fellows, very short school uniform looks vulgar, on the name of socialistics they do dirty things makes gf bf , very poor school management idk about what glory they proud of students of rich families, only english speakers like Britishers are theirs jamai, good education but nothing only competition, its not school, its a fish market.
Pranati Pradhan

Posted on September 16, 2022
(Translated by Google) Ummm (Original) Uhmj
Ishaan Yadav

Posted on September 14, 2022
Worst school ever. Please don't try this school

Posted on September 10, 2022
Very nice, i like it very much. I go to to this school and it is very goog and i love this school and pls send ur offsprings here.
sayak chakrabarty

Posted on September 6, 2022
Best quality education and excellent infrastructure. What South Point thinks today, Kolkata thinks tomorrow :)
Biswayan Chowdhury

Posted on September 5, 2022
South Point isn't a school, its an emotion. After spending 13 years of my life, I always miss all those days when we used to play in the ground, used to run about the whole school playing with friends and outside waited for others to come and then spent time having some food...
Nilim Ghosh

Posted on September 4, 2022
Renound school
Sourav Biswas

Posted on August 20, 2022
Sudip Kumar Pal

Posted on August 8, 2022
Arijit Saha

Posted on August 6, 2022
Extremely bad infrastructures
Aryasree Saha

Posted on August 6, 2022
Worst school
Tanvi Mishra

Posted on July 31, 2022
Nice School
Abhishek Mallik

Posted on July 10, 2022
Very nice behaviour of Principal Best Primary School in our arera
Debapratim Das

Posted on July 6, 2022
The school is good in terms of education.I am depressed as I couldn't make it to class 12 ,have failed to occupy a seat in the merit list in class 10.
Uttaran Saha

Posted on July 5, 2022
Best school
Himadri Mondal

Posted on July 1, 2022
Anish Majumder

Posted on June 30, 2022
Best school
Adrija Mukherjee

Posted on June 30, 2022
I'm now the student of SPHS, indeed, the best school in this world it is. Teachers-best, classrooms-best, facilities-best, rules-best, uniform-best, all is best actually. Proud to be a pointer!
Subhraditya Mukherjee

Posted on June 12, 2022
Very trash too much pressure on students

South Point High School Location

82/7A, Ballygunge Pl, Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

South Point High School Amenities

  • Transport
  • Laboratory
  • Smart Classrooms
  • Computers Facility
  • Library

South Point High School Admission Procedure

Nursery I, Nursery II and Transition

Minimum age of a child for admission to Nursery I, Nursery II and Transition is 3 , 4 and 5 respectively.

The general public is informed through advertisement/ notification in the newspapers / school notice board / school website about the commencement of the admission process.

Registration forms for Nursery I & II are sold online through the School website against a stipulated amount for a period of around 10 days during the months of June / July. Registration forms for Transition are sold online through the school website in the month of January. The school shortlists candidates as per its own criteria and parents of such short – listed children will be required to come to the school along with their wards for an interaction with the Principal.

Classes I – V

In the month of December, a notice is put up for admission from Class I to Class V depending upon the vacancies. Registration Forms are sold online in the month of January.

After receiving the registration forms, computer generated random selection is done for the seats available.

Class VI Onwards

Pupils join South Point High School from Class VI and continue till Class X. However, admission to class XI is solely on the basis of merit. Due to limitations, the School cannot admit all its students to Higher Secondary classes. So an important condition of admission to South Point School is that it carries with it no guarantee, that after passing the Secondary Examination, a pupil will automatically get a seat in South Point High School for the two-year Higher Secondary Course.

A two month notice is to be given if a pupil is to be withdrawn from the School.

Classes VI – VIII

Admission tests are held for Classes VI to VIII as well, only if there are vacancies. The report card and the original transfer certificate in the original from the previous school are required.

Class XI

All students clearing the Secondary Examination/ Madhyamik Pariksha from South Point High School may not automatically get enrolled in Class XI since seats are limited in the Plus-Two section.

South Point School organises an orientation programme for parents of Nursery toddlers. Through it, parents find answers to queries regarding clothes, tiffin, hours, studies, games and all that a little beginner comes across every day.

South Point High School Sports

  • Athletics


  • Badminton


  • Basketball


  • Carroms


  • Chess


  • Cricket


  • Football


  • Handball


  • Hockey


  • Kabaddi


  • Kho-Kho


  • Lawn Tennis

    Lawn Tennis

  • Skating


  • Table-tennis


  • Tennis


  • Throwball


  • Volleyball


  • Yoga


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