Introduction & Campus Overview

The Surya Varsani Academy (SVA) was conceived as a major educational initiative in 2010, adopting a mission to establish a truly exceptional 21st century school in Bhuj, Gujarat.

Located 15 minutes drive from the town centre the Academy exists as an oasis of academic and sporting excellence amidst a semi dessert landscape. The first phase of the project was completed in time for tuition to commence for grades 1–7 in June 2017. In June 2018 the Academy will open Preschool and grades 8, 9 and 11. Grades 10 and 12 will run from 2019.

Students in grades 5 and above have the option of hostel accommodation on campus. Students are housed in comfortable single-sex blocks. Food is served in two purpose-built restaurants.

A fleet of Academy buses transport day students to and from school. We welcome local students, out-of-state students, students from Indian families residing overseas, and international students.

The academy delivers UK GCSE and A level courses.

The teaching faculty has been assembled from the finest practitioners in India. Teaching styles reflect best domestic and international practice, with students being taught how to analyse, think creatively and solve problems. Students learn how to manage their time effectively, work independently and fruitfully, and develop excellent personal academic profiles. The curriculum is, except for instruction in other languages, delivered in English. An induction programme is available to assist students with an initially low level of English proficiency. This provides intensive specialised language training, after which students can join mainstream classes feeling linguistically confident.

The Academy provides exceptional individual academic guidance throughout your child’s development. In the early years we implement individual education plans and assessments, a strategy which continues until grade 12; accessible online, these enable parents to remain completely up to date with their child’s progress. Our website also provides further windows to achievement, featuring daily news round-ups and a Principal’s blog.

We provide appropriate additional support for students who require it, whether this be to raise attainment in areas of weakness or stretch the most gifted.

Towards the end of a student’s schooling the Academy will provide one-to-one counselling when the time comes to apply to universities at home or overseas.

The Academy teaching and learning facilities are second to none, with ‘SMART’ classrooms, laboratories, ICT suites and studios accommodating classes with a maximum size of 26. The overall PTR (Pupil Teacher Ratio) averages 8:1. There are specialist areas for the Arts as well as conference centres, a 320 seat auditorium, well-stocked libraries and excellent dining halls serving fresh and healthy cuisine.

24 hour security, nursing support and warden presence is in place.

Sports facilities provide the focus for much of the 30 acre landscaped site, with Olympic standard swimming pool, badminton, volleyball, basketball, tennis and gymnastics/athletics provision. Our aim is to add value to the robust academic curriculum by encouraging sporting excellence.

Students completing grades 10 and 12 will graduate at an annual Achievement Evening at which teachers, parents and students will celebrate academic, sporting and cultural prowess, with prizes awarded and citations bestowed.

Boarders will benefit from modern yet homely purpose-built accommodation, designed with the academic and social needs of the student at heart. Wholesome and healthy meals will be provided at the academy’s spacious dining hall, with all food prepared on site in purpose-built kitchens. Pastoral care will offer support for all students and provide reassurance for parents.

Educational trips and excursions will enhance learning, inclusive of international exchange trips with our partner schools overseas.

The principal aim of the institution is therefore to provide world class academic and sporting instruction and to educate the next generation of leaders, athletes and entrepreneurs.

This being a NOT-FOR-PROFIT institution, established in the spirit of philanthropy, the tuition fees charged will simply cover the running costs of the Academy. The capital costs have been donated and will not be recouped through fees. The Surya Varsani Academy is as a consequence not only exceptional in terms of its infrastructure, facilities and human resources but also in terms of its affordability.

Put simply we believe in education for all as an empowering and life-changing concept.

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