The introduction of English education in India was a historic event. Among the contemporary English medium schools of repute I Howrah , Howrah Zilla School was the oldest government educational institution in Howrah district. Some 190 residents of Howrah ,on November 16,1845 submitted a petition to the then District Magistrate of Howrah for establishing a suitable English medium school in Howrah District. On Nov. 16, 1845, an Englishman, Mr.Delanguard was appointed Headmaster , of the school. Thus began the auspicious journey of the school.