Construction Requirement for a CBSE / ICSE School

Once you are familiar with the Land Requirement for CBSE the next question is how much to construct.

So a regular Budget School today provisions for the following;

  1. Class Rooms – Based on Classes the School is starting with and the Section they are looking to start
  2. Office – Management, Admission, Accounts, Principal, Vice Principal, Coordinator, Counsellor
  3. Big Rooms – Library, Computer Lab, Dance Studio, Music Room, Craft & Art Room, Staff Room
  4. Miscellaneous Rooms – Exam Department, Stores,
  5. Toilets – Boys, Girls, Staff
  6. Assembly Hall / Ground
  7. Play Area – Swings, Slides, Merry go round and other outdoor play equipments
  8. Playground / Courts

I am trying below an approximate Sq Feet one has to build to accommodate all the above except 7 & 8.

Classroom Size: If one has to go through the bye law it says

“Class rooms – minimum size should be 8 m x 6 m (approx 500. sq. ft.).

(ii) Science Labs. (Composite for Secondary or/and separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for Senior Secondary)- minimum size should be 9 m.x 6 m. each(approx 600 sq. ft) and fully equipped.

(iii) Library – minimum size should be 14 m.x 8 m. fully equipped and with reading room facility.

(iv) Computer Lab. and Math Lab. – No minimum size is prescribed, however, the school should have separate provision for each

(v) Rooms for extra curricular activities – either separate rooms for music, dance, arts & sports or one multi purpose hall for all these activities should be available.

The 500 Sq Feet Classroom is easy enough to make sir 35 ~ 40 students at a time. So here is the maths of total Square Feet of Construction

Assumption:

  • The School is starting from Nursery – Class VII
  • School is starting with 2 section each
  • School is building all the above mentioned point in the beginning of this post.
  • We will do all the calculation by taking unit as One Classroom which measure 500 Sq feet

Total No of Classrooms with two sections each – 20

Library – Double of a classroom – 2

Labs – Maths Lab & Composite Science Lab – 3

Studio – Art, Music & Dance – 4.5

Management Office, Principals Office – 2

Accounts, Coordinator, Exam Room, Store, Admissions Office  – 3.5

Staff Room – 2

Toilets – 3

So a total of = 40 units of 500 Square feet each

= 20,000 Square Feet

If one has to multiply this 20,000 Sq Feet with a rough estimate of Rs 900 for construction, the fund requirement is around Rs 1.8 Crores or 2 crores.

Nationalised Banks do give loans to Societies / Trust looking to start schools.

Hope this post will help one get a better understanding of the task and the costs

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I run a school called Brighton International School (www.brightoninternational.in). I am also now a partner with a School consulting company which helps budding educators or investors start school or gain access to help related to school. The help could be in the form of Turnkey School Consultation, Detailed Project report, Project Finance, Business Plan consulting, Recruitment planning, Infrastructure consultation, Affiliation Consultation, Teacher’s Training, Academic and Curriculum Planning. I now have a decade of work experience. I strongly believe in improving every day and I have tremendous respect for people who pursue their dreams with undying passion and enthusiasm. I have worked in Mumbai for about 6 years as a Marketing-Media professional which has helped me in shaping what I am today. I am Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing. You can know more about me at www.linkedin.com/in/abhineysingh You can mail me on abhiney@brightoninternational.in or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.

22 thoughts on “Construction Requirement for a CBSE / ICSE School

  • August 29, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Dear sir,
    Could you please help me?
    I would like to open new CBSE school only ( class I to VII). What will be start construction of building area in sq ft out of toal 20000 sq ft area?

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    • September 5, 2019 at 4:43 am
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      Dear Pratap,
      There is no minimum requirement in terms of Construction. Few things one needs to keep in mind are Class Room size (500 Sq Ft), Library (1150 sq feet+) & Labs (600 Ft+). Beyond this you can decide appropriately.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Respected Sir
    I want to start a school in sohna i have 3630 sq.yrds plot at 44′ facing road., can i get the affiliation from cbse or haryana board

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  • June 15, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    what is the minimum width of the staircase in school building as per CBSE Norms ?

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    • June 17, 2019 at 7:54 am
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      The CBSE in its new bye laws has asked the schools to follow the guidelines of National Building Code (NBC). Kindly help yourself there.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Is a double door entry for each class room compulsory for CBSE SCHOOLS.

    Will there be any problem in affiliation if there is a single door entry for class rooms?

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  • April 12, 2019 at 7:49 am
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    Sir m apne tehsil m cbse school kholna chahti hu..or meri abhi bhi school chal Rahih …..Rbse medium se …..to ap uska processing bataye

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  • February 7, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    Sir we are starting new school and need to affiliate for CBSE/ICSE board is there any mandatory the school building should be in any shape like U shape or V shape am totally confused please guide me

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    • March 11, 2019 at 8:24 am
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      Dear Mr Kumar,
      The building could be of any shape you like till the time you are following space norms like 500 square feet for 40 students in the Classroom and Library & Lab norms laid down in the CBSE bye-Laws.

      The Shape has no consequences on the Affiliation.

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      • June 24, 2019 at 4:08 am
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        Cbse class X ke affiliation ke liye ground kitna hona chahiye

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        • June 27, 2019 at 8:48 am
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          There is no minimum size prescribed for the ground. The land should be more than 6000 meters.

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  • June 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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    Dear sir, I want to start a cbse school in my village. There is no cbse school surrounding 40km area to my village. I want to start it for only pre-primary. Nur pp1 & pp2. Is there any changes from above guidelines?

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    • July 19, 2018 at 7:49 am
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      Pre Primary School does not come under CBSE, CBSE only starts from Class I and onwards.

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  • April 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    Pl Call me School application

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  • April 2, 2018 at 4:21 am
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    Hello
    Is it necessary to provide ramp access to all the floors (for students using wheelchairs), even when the floors can be accessed by a lift?

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    • April 9, 2018 at 7:40 am
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      There is no clear mandate for this issue. In my opinion, the lifts should do just fine

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  • January 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm
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    Dear sir
    Can we run a cbsc primary school in a village of haryana
    Is any affiliation need to run a cbsc primary school. And what’s the procedure to start a cbsc primary school in a village.

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    • January 11, 2018 at 10:11 am
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      For any school to start, it is mandatory for the society / Trust or Section 8 company to apply for state board affiliation.

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